School Public Relations Certificate of Graduate Study

About the Program


The Certificate of Graduate Study in School Public Relations (PR) is intended for school leaders and others with an interest in education. Specifically, students who complete the program will develop an understanding of the need for formal planning and evaluation of an educational organization’s public relations initiatives. This program’s coursework focuses on real-world case-studies.


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Program Code: .COCOG-SCHPR / Major Code: G616


The School Public Relations COGS is a part-time program offered in an accelerated online format. It requires the completion of 9 graduate semester hours (3 courses) which are possible to complete in only 2 to 3 consecutive semesters. The courses that make up the School Public Relations COGS may also be applied towards Rowan University’s M.A. in Public Relations program or the IMC & New Media Certificate program.



The following courses make up the School Public Relations Certificate of Graduate Study program. Each course is scheduled in 8 week modules with each week of work starting every Tuesday at 8:00 a.m. and ending every Monday at midnight (Eastern Standard Time). The graduate-level courses listed here are not official and are subject to change. For an official list of available courses please visit the CGCE section tally. Click on the courses below to view available course descriptions.


Course Number Course Title Semester Hours
MAPR 01550 Introduction to Communication Research 3
MAPR 98503 School Public Relations 3
MAPR 01547 Techniques of Communication 3
Total Semester Hours: 9


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Admission Requirements


The following is a list of items required to begin the application process for the School Public Relations Certificate of Graduate Study program. There may be additional action or materials required for admission to the program. Upon receipt of the materials below a representative from the CGCE Admissions Processing Office will contact you with confirmation or indicating any missing items.

  • Completed Graduate-level CGCE Application Form. Download the PDF or click here to apply online.
  • $65 (U.S.) non-refundable application fee
  • Bachelor's degree (or its equivalent) from an accredited institution of higher learning
  • Official transcripts from all colleges attended (regardless of number of credits earned)
  • Current professional resume
  • Typewritten statement of professional objectives
  • Writing Sample
    • Brochures, flyers, professional statements, and other written and printed works are encouraged; as well as any other materials that have been professionally published.
  • Two letters of recommendation


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Start Dates & Application Deadlines


Below is a list of School Public Relations COGS anticipated start dates. The start dates indicated are based on the university calendar or the CGCE schedule. Your actual first day of class will depend on the course sequence which will be provided by a CGCE Enrollment Advisor once you have matriculated in the program.


Entry Term & Module Start Date(s) Application Deadline(s)
Spring 2015 – Module 3 01/06/2015 11/01/2014
Fall 2015 – Module 1 08/25/2015 08/01/2015
Fall 2015 – Module 2 10/20/2015 09/15/2015


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Tuition and Costs


$707 per semester hour
(this rate applies to academic year 2014/2015 and is subject to change)


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