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Public Relations & Advertising at Temple University

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Public Relations & Advertising at Temple University

What traits are you looking for in a public relations school? To help you decide if Temple University is right for you, we've gathered the following information about the school's public relations program.

Temple is located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and has a total student population of 37,236. Of the 6,572 students who graduated with a bachelor’s degree from Temple University in 2021, 306 of them were public relations and advertising majors.

Want to know more about the career opportunities in this field? Check out the Careers in Public Relations & Advertising section at the bottom of this page.

Temple Public Relations & Advertising Degrees Available

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Public Relations
  • Master’s Degree in Public Relations

Online Classes Are Available at Temple

If you are a working student or have a busy schedule, you may want to consider taking online classes. While these classes used to be mostly populated by returning adults, more and more traditional students are turning to this option.

Are you one of the many who prefer to take online classes? Temple offers distance education options for public relations at the following degree levels:

  • Master’s Degree

Temple Public Relations & Advertising Rankings

The following rankings from College Factual show how the public relations progam at Temple compares to programs at other colleges and universities.

Note: Rankings don't always give a complete picture of a school's strengths and weaknesses, so it's a good idea to extend your research and also look at other factors when trying to decide if the school is right for you.

Bachelor’s Degree Overall Quality & Other Notable Rankings

The public relations major at Temple is not ranked on College Factual’s Best Colleges and Universities for Public Relations & Advertising. This could be for a number of reasons, such as not having enough data on the major or school to make an accurate assessment of its quality.

Ranking Type Rank
Most Popular Public Relations & Advertising Schools 11
Best Value Public Relations & Advertising Graduate Certificate Schools 13
Most Focused Public Relations & Advertising Master’s Degree Schools 56
Best Value Public Relations & Advertising Bachelor’s Degree Schools 94

In 2021, 30 students received their master’s degree in public relations from Temple. This makes it the #23 most popular school for public relations master’s degree candidates in the country.

How Much Do Public Relations Graduates from Temple Make?

The median salary of public relations students who receive their bachelor's degree at Temple is $37,662. This is 2% higher than $36,826, which is the national average for all public relations bachelor's degree recipients.


Public Relations Student Demographics at Temple

Take a look at the following statistics related to the make-up of the public relations majors at Temple University.

Temple Public Relations & Advertising Bachelor’s Program

71% Women
34% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
Of the 306 public relations students who graduated with a bachelor's degree in 2020-2021 from Temple, about 29% were men and 71% were women.


About 63% of those who receive a bachelor's degree in public relations at Temple are white. This is typical for this degree on the nationwide level. Prospective students may be interested in knowing that this school graduates 2% more racial-ethnic minorities in its public relations bachelor's program than the national average.*

The following table and chart show the race/ethnicity for students who recently graduated from Temple University with a bachelor's in public relations.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 18
Black or African American 42
Hispanic or Latino 30
White 192
International Students 7
Other Races/Ethnicities 17

Temple Public Relations & Advertising Master’s Program

80% Women
40% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
The public relations program at Temple awarded 30 master's degrees in 2020-2021. About 20% of these degrees went to men with the other 80% going to women.


Of the students who received a public relations master's degree from Temple, 57% were white. This is below average for this degree on the natiowide level. In the public relations master's program at this school, racial-ethnic minorities make up 40% of degree recipients. That is 8% better than the national average.*

The following table and chart show the race/ethnicity for students who recently graduated from Temple University with a master's in public relations.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 1
Black or African American 9
Hispanic or Latino 2
White 17
International Students 0
Other Races/Ethnicities 1

Temple also has a doctoral program available in public relations. In 2021, 0 student graduated with a doctor's degree in this field.

Careers That Public Relations Grads May Go Into

A degree in public relations can lead to the following careers. Since job numbers and average salaries can vary by geographic location, we have only included the numbers for PA, the home state for Temple University.

Occupation Jobs in PA Average Salary in PA
Public Relations Specialists 8,390 $61,510
Editors 3,020 $62,870
Community Health Workers 2,000 $41,550
Technical Writers 1,810 $70,060
Public Relations and Fundraising Managers 1,620 $123,600


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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