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101 Yearly Graduations
70% Women
29% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 55 schools in the United States where you can get your graduate certificate in public relations. Among those who recently graduated from the schools offering this degree, the majority were women, and 29% were students from underrepresented racial-ethnic groups. Also, 3.0% of public relations graduates were international students.

Education Levels of Public Relations Majors

In 2018-2019, 101 graduate certificates were awarded to public relations majors. This earns it the #101 spot on the list of the most popular graduate certificate 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 Graduate Certificates

At this time, we do not have the data to estimate the median earnings for this class of people.

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 graduate certificate in public relations. About 70.3% of graduates with this degree are female.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 30
Women 71
Gender Diversity of Graduate Certificates in Public Relations

The racial-ethnic distribution of public relations graduate certificate students is as follows:

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 6
Black or African American 10
Hispanic or Latino 7
White 68
International Students 3
Other Races/Ethnicities 7
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Public Relations Graduate Certificate Students

There are 55 colleges that offer a graduate certificate in public relations. Learn more about the most popular 20 below:

#1

Tufts University

Medford, Massachusetts
14 Yearly Graduations
71% Women
14% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Tufts University tops the list of the most popular school in the U.S. for public relations majors who are seeking their graduate certificate. Roughly 11,800 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $57,324 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $52,724 per year.

The public relations program at Tufts University awarded 14 graduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 14% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 71% were women.

#2

University of Utah

Salt Lake City, Utah
11 Yearly Graduations
91% Women
9% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Utah is the 2nd most popular school in the nation for students seeking a graduate certificate in public relations. Roughly 32,800 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $7,412 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $7,211 per year.

The public relations program at University of Utah awarded 11 graduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. About 91% of this group were women, and 9% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

10 Yearly Graduations
80% Women
20% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College comes in at #3 on our list of the most popular colleges offering graduate certificates in public relations. Each year, around 31,700 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $8,038 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $9,132 per year.

The public relations program at Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College awarded 10 graduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. About 80% of this group were women, and 20% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#4

University of Chicago

Chicago, Illinois
9 Yearly Graduations
33% Women
33% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Chicago comes in at #4 on our list of the most popular colleges offering graduate certificates in public relations. Each year, around 17,400 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $57,642 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $60,300 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 9 graduate certificates were handed out to public relations majors at UChicago. About 33% of this group were women, and 33% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#4

Clarion University of Pennsylvania

Clarion, Pennsylvania
9 Yearly Graduations
67% Women
33% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 4th most popular school in the country for public relations majors who are seeking their graduate certificate is Clarion University of Pennsylvania. Roughly 4,700 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $7,716 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $9,288 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 9 graduate certificates were handed out to public relations majors at Clarion University. About 67% of this group were women, and 33% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#6

University of Minnesota - Twin Cities

Minneapolis, Minnesota
6 Yearly Graduations
83% Women
17% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Minnesota - Twin Cities is the 6th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a graduate certificate in public relations. Roughly 51,300 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $13,318 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $17,580 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 6 people received their graduate certificate in public relations from UMN Twin Cities. Around 17% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 83% were women.

#7

University of Dayton

Dayton, Ohio
5 Yearly Graduations
100% Women

University of Dayton comes in at #7 on our list of the most popular colleges offering graduate certificates in public relations. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $44,100 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $17,190 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 5 graduate certificates were handed out to public relations majors at UDayton.

#8

Liberty University

Lynchburg, Virginia
4 Yearly Graduations
25% Women
50% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Liberty University is the 8th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a graduate certificate in public relations. Each year, around 85,500 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $15,417 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $7,980 per year.

The public relations program at Liberty University awarded 4 graduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 25% were women and 50% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#8

University of the Sciences

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
4 Yearly Graduations
100% Women
50% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of the Sciences comes in at #8 on our list of the most popular colleges offering graduate certificates in public relations. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $26,983 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $30,168 per year.

The public relations program at University of the Sciences awarded 4 graduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 100% were women and 50% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#10

Western Kentucky University

Bowling Green, Kentucky
3 Yearly Graduations
33% Women

Western Kentucky University is the 10th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a graduate certificate in public relations. Roughly 18,100 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $10,802 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $12,140 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 3 people received their graduate certificate in public relations from WKU.

#10

George Washington University

Washington, District of Columbia
3 Yearly Graduations
67% Women

George Washington University comes in at #10 on our list of the most popular colleges offering graduate certificates in public relations. Roughly 27,800 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $54,453 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $31,770 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 3 people received their graduate certificate in public relations from GWU.

#10

University of Arizona

Tucson, Arizona
3 Yearly Graduations
33% Women
33% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 10th most popular school in the country for public relations majors who are seeking their graduate certificate is University of Arizona. Each year, around 44,500 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $10,990 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $11,938 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 3 people received their graduate certificate in public relations from University of Arizona. About 33% of this group were women, and 33% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#10

Universidad del Sagrado Corazon

Santurce, Puerto Rico
3 Yearly Graduations
67% Women

Universidad del Sagrado Corazon comes in at #10 on our list of the most popular colleges offering graduate certificates in public relations. Roughly 4,700 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $4,800 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $4,050 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 3 people received their graduate certificate in public relations from Sagrado. Around 100% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 67% were women.

#14

Oregon State University

Corvallis, Oregon
2 Yearly Graduations
100% Women

Oregon State University is the 14th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a graduate certificate in public relations. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $9,846 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $12,933 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 2 people received their graduate certificate in public relations from Oregon State. Of these students, 100% were women and 100% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#14

University of North Texas

Denton, Texas
2 Yearly Graduations
100% Women

University of North Texas is the 14th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a graduate certificate in public relations. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $8,295 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $5,900 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 2 people received their graduate certificate in public relations from UNT. Of these students, 100% were women and 100% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#14

Tulane University of Louisiana

New Orleans, Louisiana
2 Yearly Graduations
100% Women
50% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 14th most popular school in the country for public relations majors who are seeking their graduate certificate is Tulane University of Louisiana. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $52,760 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $54,918 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 2 graduate certificates were handed out to public relations majors at Tulane. Of these students, 100% were women and 50% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#14

University of South Carolina - Columbia

Columbia, South Carolina
2 Yearly Graduations
50% Women
50% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 14th most popular school in the country for public relations majors who are seeking their graduate certificate is University of South Carolina - Columbia. Each year, around 35,300 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $12,288 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $13,737 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 2 people received their graduate certificate in public relations from UofSC. Around 50% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 50% were women.

#14

Stony Brook University

Stony Brook, New York
2 Yearly Graduations
100% Women
50% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 14th most popular school in the country for public relations majors who are seeking their graduate certificate is Stony Brook University. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $7,070 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $11,310 per year.

The public relations program at Stony Brook University awarded 2 graduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 100% were women and 50% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#19

Villanova University

Villanova, Pennsylvania
1 Yearly Graduations

The 19th most popular school in the country for public relations majors who are seeking their graduate certificate is Villanova University. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $54,550 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $20,506 per year.

The public relations program at Villanova University awarded 1 graduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year.

#19

Temple University

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
1 Yearly Graduations
100% Women

Temple University is the 19th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a graduate certificate in public relations. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $16,080 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $16,956 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 1 people received their graduate certificate in public relations from Temple. Of these students, 100% were women and 100% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

Below are some popular majors that are similar to public relations that offer graduate certificates.

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Communication & Media Studies 278
Radio, TV & Digital Communication 131
Journalism 51
Other Communication & Journalism 14
Publishing 4

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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