Public & Organizational Relations (M.A.)

Program Requirements

Core Coursework
CMST 502Research and Data in Public and Organizational Relations3
CMST 505Public and Organizational Relations in a Digital Age3
Capstone Course
CMST 586Case Studies in Public and Organizational Relations3
Electives and Culminating Experience
Select 21 credits (with Thesis option) or 24 credits (with Comprehensive Exam option) from the following: 21-24
At least 6 credits must be taken in each of the following clusters.
Framework Courses
Special Topics In Communication
Strategic Public Relations
Public Relations for Nonprofit Organizations
Persuasion and Media
Integrated Communications
Crisis Communication
Corporate Social Responsibility Paradigm
Leadership and Collaborative Innovation
Globalization and Contemporary Communication
Media and Mass Culture
Internship: Communication
Applied Courses
Problems in Communication
Public Relations Writing and Media Relations
Presentation Skills for Business
New Media Applications
Groupware and Crowdsourcing Techniques for Organizations
Visual Facilitation
Optimizing Organizational Diversity and Conflict
Internship: Communication
Techniques of Communication
Independent Study
Thesis or Non-Thesis Option
Select one of the following options:0-3
Thesis Option
Master's Thesis
Submit the completed Thesis original and one copy to the Graduate Office. See Thesis Guidelines for details.
Comprehensive Examination
In the term that you will sit for exam, register for the section which matches your major & advisor. Successfully pass exam.
Comprehensive Examination
Total Credits33