Public Relations

Major(s)

Public Relations (Comprehensive)

Bachelor of Science

This major is designed for students who wish to enter public relations, employee relations, and other related fields.

Admission requirements

  1. Complete a minimum of 59 credit hours.
  2. Complete the General Education Foundations courses.
  3. Have a combined grade point average (Missouri State and transfer) of 2.50 or higher or have a GPA of 2.75 for the last 30 hours of courses completed before applying for admission to the degree program.
  4. Complete COM 115 and COM 209 with a GPA of 2.50 or higher.
  5. Submit application for admission and receive approval by faculty advisor and Head of the Department of Communication.

A student must meet these requirements by the time they have completed 90 hours of courses (Missouri State and transfer) to be admitted to the program. No waiver of these requirements will be granted except that transfer students transferring 90 hours or more will be allowed one semester to complete the departmental core courses after transferring to Missouri State.

Additional admission requirements

Applicants must submit a letter grade for COM 115(3), COM 209(3), and JRN 270(3). A grade point average of 2.50 or higher must be achieved across these 9 hours.

Major requirements (60 hours):

Note: six hours may double count in General Education requirements.

  1. Specific General Education requirements: COM 115(3), PSY 121(3).
  2. Departmental requirements (21 hours): COM 115(3), 205(3), 209(3), 210(3), 328(3), 336(3), 350(3).
  3. Public relations requirements (18 hours): COM 309(3), 379(3), 439(3), 459(3), 509(3) or 519(3); DES 300(3).
  4. Communication production, writing, and advocacy: JRN 270(3); and 12 hours from COM 322(3), 469(3), 479(3), 495(3), 550(3), 566(3); JRN 370(3), 374(3), 381(3), 384(3); MED 290(3), 345(3), 355(3), 381(3), 390(3); ENG 373(3), AGC 293(3), 303(3), 333(3).
  5. Public Affairs Capstone Experience will be fulfilled by completion of COM 509(3) or 519(3).

University level requirements:

  1. General Education Program and Requirements
  2. General Baccalaureate Degree Requirements

Accelerated graduate program in Communication

Eligible Missouri State undergraduate students may apply for admission to the Communication program and begin taking graduate course work as they complete the work for a bachelor’s degree. A maximum of 12 hours of graduate credit may be counted toward both the undergraduate and graduate degree (Mixed Credit). Refer to the Graduate Catalog for specific admission requirements.

Refer to Undergraduate Students Taking Graduate Classes for additional information and procedures for obtaining permission for Mixed Credit.

Accelerated graduate program in Professional Studies

Eligible Missouri State undergraduate students may apply for admission to the Master of Professional Studies program and begin taking graduate course work as they complete the work for a bachelor’s degree. A maximum of 12 hours of graduate credit may be counted toward both the undergraduate and graduate degree (Mixed Credit). Refer to the Graduate Catalog for specific admission requirements.

Refer to Undergraduate Students Taking Graduate Classes for additional information and procedures for obtaining permission for Mixed Credit.