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Doctor’s Degrees in Public Relations & Advertising

20 Yearly Graduations
$46,200 Median Salary
80% Women
A doctor's degree in public relations is offered at 5 colleges in the United States. In recent years, the majority of the students getting degrees in this area were female, and 5% were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group. Also, 45.0% of public relations graduates were international students.

Education Levels of Public Relations Majors

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 20 students earned their doctor's degree in public relations. This earns it the #186 spot on the list of the most popular doctor's degree programs in the nation.

The following table shows the number of diplomas awarded in public relations at each degree level.

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 16,785
Master’s Degree 2,249
Associate’s Degree 402
Basic Certificate 401
Undergraduate Certificate 198
Graduate Certificate 101
Doctor’s Degree 20

Earnings of Public Relations Majors With Doctor’s Degrees

The median salary for graduates holding a doctor's degree in public relations is $46,200. A lot of factors can contribute to this number, such as the location of your workplace and the availability of other perks and bonuses.

To get a better picture, earnings for this category of people can range from a low of $46,200 to a high of $46,200.

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Student Debt

We do not have the data to estimate the median debt for this class of people.

Student Diversity

More women than men pursue their doctor's degree in public relations. About 80.0% of graduates with this degree are female.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 4
Women 16
Gender Diversity of Doctor's Degrees in Public Relations

The racial-ethnic distribution of public relations doctor’s degree students is as follows:

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 1
Black or African American 0
Hispanic or Latino 0
White 9
International Students 9
Other Races/Ethnicities 1
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Public Relations Doctor's Degree Students

There are 5 colleges that offer a doctor’s degree in public relations. Learn more about the most popular 5 below:

8 Yearly Graduations
62% Women

Ohio University - Athens Campus tops the list of the most popular school in the U.S. for public relations majors who are seeking their doctor's degree. Roughly 27,300 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $12,612 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $9,444 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 8 doctor's degrees were handed out to public relations majors at OHIO Athens.

#2

George Mason University

Fairfax, Virginia
6 Yearly Graduations
83% Women

George Mason University is the 2nd most popular school in the nation for students seeking a doctor's degree in public relations. Roughly 37,800 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $9,060 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $12,144 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 6 doctor's degrees were handed out to public relations majors at GMU.

5 Yearly Graduations
100% Women
20% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The University of Texas at Austin comes in at #3 on our list of the most popular colleges offering doctor's degrees in public relations. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $10,824 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $11,998 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 5 doctor's degrees were handed out to public relations majors at UT Austin. Around 20% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 100% were women.

1 Yearly Graduations
100% Women

Indiana University - Purdue University - Indianapolis is the 4th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a doctor's degree in public relations. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $8,580 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $8,826 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 1 doctor's degrees were handed out to public relations majors at IUPUI.

Below are some popular majors that are similar to public relations that offer doctor’s degrees.

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Communication & Media Studies 489
Radio, TV & Digital Communication 43
Journalism 17
Other Communication & Journalism 14

References

*The racial-ethnic minority student 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 percentage of racial-ethnic minorities.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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