Master of Arts in Public Relations

Ready for a career in public relations in fields such as business, marketing, advertising, entertainment, higher education, technology, healthcare, advocacy, government, nonprofit, and public safety....and beyond?

Students who earn a Master of Arts in Public Relations will be ready to step into a career in the growing field of public relations, ready to forge new paths in the professional world.

The MAPR is a fully online, technology-rich, professionally focused graduate degree program created to serve a growing need in media, communications, marketing, and advertising arenas.

About the Program

The program will prepare students to effectively utilize multimedia channels to strategically manage communication between individuals, organizations, and the public.

The program includes study in crisis communication, foundational theories of communication, ethics and rhetoric, principles of public relations writing and research, campaign planning and practice, and the craft of production and design. Other topics include fundraising and planning, digital writing and publishing, news writing and reporting, and web development.


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Program Admission Requirements

  • A bachelor’s degree from an institutionally accredited college or university
  • Evidence of aptitude for success in graduate-level studies
  • Completion of all program admission requirements
  • For residents of Georgia, documentation of lawful residence

In addition to the above Office of Graduate Studies requirements, students applying for the Master of Arts in Public Relations program must meet the following admission criteria and supply the following materials:

  • Preferred 2.75 undergraduate GPA or better, or successful completion of at least 6 hours in Middle Georgia State University's Graduate Certificate in Strategic Business Communications.
  • Letter of application that states the applicant’s interest in and goals for the program
  • Current resume



Dr. Andre Nicholson, Program Coordinator


School of Arts & Letters
Department of Media, Culture, & the Arts