Public Relations schools/courses

PR programs, certificates, diplomas and degrees (On campus, Online or On-site)
Total 24 training courses/programs at schools in Philadelphia, PA, USA



Chestnut Hill College

Campus/Training Center: Philadelphia
Phone No.: 215-248-7193

Public Relations

Course Format: Public Course/Instructor-Led/Open Enrollment

Study of principles and techniques used in communication between an organization and any individual or audience. Examines media and press releases, promotions and trade shows, community and customer relations. Students plan and present a public relations campaign.


The University of the Arts

Campus/Training Center: Philadelphia
Phone No.: 800-616-ARTS

Public Relations

Course Format: Public Course/Instructor-Led/Open Enrollment  V

This course explores the fundamentals of public relations, viewed as a marketing communications tool, with special attention to its role in the non-profit sphere. The course reviews the functions of a wide range of marketing communications tools and explores how PR can be used in conjunction with them to achieve an organization’s objectives, helping students to come to understand the role of public relations in the overall marketing communications plan. Students learn how to coordinate messages in order to allow the company to speak with one voice and reinforce one overall corporate identity, with special attention to social marketing and the public. A series of projects culminates in students developing a public relations proposal for a non-profit organization.


The University of Pennsylvania

Campus/Training Center: Philadelphia
Phone No.: 1 (215) 898-5000

Dealing with the Media Workshop

Course Format: Public Course/Instructor-Led/Open Enrollment  V

This course explores the role of media in politics and discusses strategies for using media resources for greatest effect. The design of the course allows for a flexible workshop format and includes guest lectures by media experts and politicians. The course also provides regular opportunities for students to implement what they have learned through in-class media trainings, mock editorial board interviews, governing and campaign strategy scenarios, and political advertisement assessments. This course satisfies an elective requirement in the Master of Public Administration and Certificate in Politics programs.


Lewis University

Campus/Training Center: Online
Phone No.: (800) 897-9000

Public Policy and Governmental Relations

Course Format: Online/Virtual Classroom/Webinar  V

This course is designed to focus on the identification and analysis of public issues/concerns within the context of global and national impacts on local public policy. It will identify methods for understanding the political process as a system and looking at evaluation techniques to address complex policy issues that are not easily resolvable by quantitative methods. The course will use current case studies reflecting various levels of U.S. and foreign governments and non-governmental organizations (NGOs).


Ottawa University

Campus/Training Center: Online
Phone No.: 1.855.392.0002

Public Relations and Publicity

Course Format: Online/Virtual Classroom/Webinar  V

Course examines policy formulation and developing corporate image and identity by strategically disseminating ideas and information to the organization&,#146,s public. Planning and executing public relations and publicity programs to address the concerns of the organizations&,#146, various public are examined. Topics addressed include message design, media selection, and audience differentiation.


Indiana Tech

Campus/Training Center: Online
Phone No.: 800.937.2448

Public Relations

Course Format: Online/Virtual Classroom/Webinar

Study of principles, cases, and problems to facilitate understanding of the philosophies, objectives, and techniques of public relations in companies, corporations, and institutions. An examination of relations with employees, stockholders, consumers, community, educational institutions, suppliers, dealers, and government. The tools of public relations are examined and applied to case problems.


University of Denver

Campus/Training Center: Online
Phone No.: 303-871-2000

Writing for Public Relations

Course Format: Online/Virtual Classroom/Webinar  V

Students examine the purposes, style, format, content, and distribution of written materials used to support public relations programs. Special emphasis is placed on materials prepared for the mass media, such as news releases, fact sheets, media advisories, feature articles, news stories, effective letters and appeals, and internet venues. Discussions, research and writing assignments support the development of improved PR writing skills.

Public Relations and Marketing (Master Degree)

Course Format: Online/Virtual Classroom/Webinar  V

The Public Relations and Marketing master&,#146,s degree concentration is offered online or on campus at the University of Denver in the evenings, or in a combination of both, to meet the needs of busy adults. Graduates are prepared to effectively coordinate and manage public relations, marketing, and advertising strategies via communication plans and operations. Students learn how to manage corporate identity, products, and services, and key relationships with internal and external constituents through a master&,#146,s degree in Public Relations and Marketing. Taught by professional practitioners who work in PR and marketing, master&,#146,s level classes are geared toward the busy adult who currently or aspires to work within the field of public relations and marketing.

Degree−seekers will gain vital knowledge about research−based decision making, as well as the process of communicating persuasively to target audiences, the principles of branding and mar... [Read More]


South University Online

Campus/Training Center: Online
Phone No.: 1-888-444-3404

Public Relations

Course Format: Online/Virtual Classroom/Webinar  V

In today’s fast-moving society, it’s important that messages are delivered as quickly and as accurately as possible. Public Relations professionals play an important role in this exchange, serving as advocates for clients seeking to build and maintain positive relationships with the public.

In preparation for a career as a Public Relations professional, South University’s Bachelor of Science in Public Relations online program allows students to:

Develop an awareness and appreciation of the foundations of the First Amendment and ethical issues in the media.
Apply critical thinking skills creatively and independently to solve public relations challenges facing a variety of organizations.
Write correctly and clearly in forms and styles appropriate for scholarly research as well as the communication professions, audiences, and purposes they serve.
Understand the history and development of communication technologies and processe... [Read More]


Franklin University

Campus/Training Center: Online
Phone No.: 1.877.341.6300

Public Relations

Course Format: Online/Virtual Classroom/Webinar  V

Our Public Relations Degree Program will help you master the written, verbal, visual, and social elements that go with creating and maintaining an organization’s or individual’s effective public image. That’s why our foundational curriculum emphasizes the essentials like writing, speaking, and social media, as well as the unconventional, such as what makes people think and behave the way they do.

You’ll learn to apply this behavioral knowledge to craft clutter-busting messages that get the attention of media and social outlets, generate no-cost marketing opportunities, and develop strategic relationships with community organizations. And because social media is so prevalent, you’ll get practical experience with every major channel, including Twitter, YouTube, Facebook, PitchEngine, HARO, and Tumblr, while also learning how to develop and deliver PR assets through blogs, websites, podcasts, and streaming video.

Develop professional competencies with leadi... [Read More]


University of Virginia School of Continuing and Professional Studies

Campus/Training Center: Online
Phone No.: 1.800.346.3882

Public Relations (Certificate)

Course Format: Online/Virtual Classroom/Webinar  V

Our Certificate in Public Relations provides a solid foundation in the fundamental functions of public relations. The noncredit certificate includes eight courses which can be completed in 18 months.

Why Public Relations?

In an increasingly competitive and global business environment, the ongoing demand continues for individuals trained in public relations, communications, and media relations. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment for those in the field of public relations is expected to grow 24 percent through 2018.

Who Should Enroll?

The Certificate in Public Relations is designed to provide the public relations practitioner, small business owner, and those interested in entering the field of public relations with the knowledge, skills, and abilities critical for success. Completion of the certificate demonstrates evidence of specialized educational achievement in public relations.


DeVry University Online

Campus/Training Center: Online
Phone No.: 800-231-0497

Advertising and Public Relations

Course Format: Online/Virtual Classroom/Webinar

Providing an in-depth look at the field, this course covers media relations, media buying, determining appropriate media, promotions, public relations and publicity development tools, methods for improving customer satisfaction, relationship-building strategies, and ethics in advertising and public relations.

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