Public Relations schools/courses

PR programs, certificates, diplomas and degrees (On campus, Online or On-site)
Total 18 training courses/programs at schools in Philadelphia, PA, USA



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.


Montana State University Billings

Campus/Training Center: Online
Phone No.: 800.565.6782

Public Relations (Master Degree)

Course Format: Online/Virtual Classroom/Webinar  V

The Master of Science in Public Relations is designed to provide students with the essential theoretical and practical tools they need to develop their careers in public relations and public communication. Students graduating with the MSPR leave with an enhanced understanding of the processes of facilitating and negotiating communication between individuals, groups and organizations. The program is designed to be valuable to students with a variety of public relations experiences; we welcome students who bring diverse perspectives on the practice of public communication. All of the courses in this program are offered in the evening or online for flexible completion of the program.


The Irish Academy

Campus/Training Center: Online
Phone No.: 855.278.0802

Certificate in Public Relations

Course Format: Online/Virtual Classroom/Webinar  V

The Academy’,s Certificate course in Public Relations has been specially designed to give participants access to the best practitioners in the business. These PR professionals offer advice and guidance to students as they proceed through their course of study. . It is the best of all possible worlds. Public relations is a skill which you can use in every walk of life. It is an industry-transferrable skill and it is an international skill.

There are ten modules covering: Public relations, Press releases, Exhibitions, Sponsorship, Photography, Organising functions, Newsletters, Corporate image, Crisis PR and the role of the Press Officer.


Columbia College Online Campus

Campus/Training Center: Online
Phone No.: 573/875-7246

Public Relations

Course Format: Online/Virtual Classroom/Webinar  V


Create public relations materials such as press releases, reports, brochures, websites, etc., through written and oral presentations.

?Explain the role that technology plays in public relations activities within an organization.

?Explain public relations in relation to persuasion, public opinion and law.

?Critique the importance of ethics and professionalism to the public relations profession.

?Explain the nature of the public relations function in relation to the marketing and management functions.





Topical Outline:

Every Business Administration course includes a written and oral presentation component.
?Course introduction

?The growth of PR

?The nature of communication

?Management and the PR function

?Public opinion

?Ethics

?The saw

?Research

?Print media relations

?Electronic media

?Employee relations

?Multicultural... [Read More]


Central Penn College

Campus/Training Center: Online
Phone No.: 1-800-759-2727

Corporate Communications

Course Format: Online/Virtual Classroom/Webinar  V

The Bachelor of Science degree in Corporate Communications prepares students with the extensive skills needed in journalism and public relations, writing, desktop publishing, photography and advertising theory.

You Will Learn

This degree program will allow students to gain the skills and knowledge that make them highly marketable in their chosen field. This program is designed to enhance students’ expertise in diverse areas of communications in the fastest-growing field of business-oriented communications.
Hands-on training in a cutting-edge field.
To oversee a formal communications project from beginning to end, working within budget and deadline.
Crisis communications, event management, and media relations
To create and edit writing for a variety of public relations material.
Proficiency in the use of several industry standard software packages.
To develop and present your own professional portfolio.
To communicate effective... [Read More]


Phoenix College Downtown

Campus/Training Center: Online
Phone No.: 602-223-4000

Public Relations

Course Format: Online/Virtual Classroom/Webinar  V

The surge in popularity and importance that Public Relations has enjoyed in recent years, represents the attempt by professional management to harness yet another tool to wring success from the market-place.

As late as the 1960’s, PR was seen as an expensive luxury, available only to a few of the largest corporations. ’Public Image’ was something unknown to the average business planner, and ’press coverage’ referred to paid advertisements.

Today, few companies are launched without an attempt to generate some media coverage and the scope of focus of PR is changing as it expands from promoting the reputations of commercial and industrial concerns into areas of greater social involvement.

This course will provide you with an in-depth knowledge of this amazing and interesting profession.

Course Objectives:
Introduction to public relations
The scope of public relations
The organization
Corporate identity
The p... [Read More]


Grand Canyon University

Campus/Training Center: Online
Phone No.: 1-800-800-9776

Public Relations and Networking Skills

Course Format: Online/Virtual Classroom/Webinar

This course is designed to build effective communication and networking skills so that students can leverage contacts and relationships to create business opportunities. The importance of building a professional and trustworthy business reputation is also addressed.

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