Whether you’re a manager, administrator, human resource professional, project manager, technician, or other business professional, you can enhance your skills in the areas of marketing, communications, community affairs, and media relations with an online, on-campus, or blended graduate certificate in public relations corporate communications.

In these competitive and rapidly changing times, the flexibility of this online graduate certificate program and the study of public relations case studies and campaigns may be the advantage you need. Additionally, upon consultation with the graduate program director, some courses taken in the certificate program may apply toward a master’s degree in public relations.

Program Requirements




You may take these courses in any order.

9 Credits

All of these courses are taught by faculty in Ball State's School of Journalism and Strategic Communication:

  • PR 565 Public Relations Campaigns (3 credits)
  • PR 662 Case Studies of Global, Digital and Ethical Public Relations Practice (3 credits)
  • PR 664  Public Relations Evaluation Techniques (3 credits)

6 or More Credits

You may choose two courses from any of the following offered through Ball State’s Miller College of Business:

  • BUSA 601 Fundamentals of Accounting and Finance (3 credits)
  • BUSA 602 Fundamentals of Economics and Statistics (3 credits)
  • BUSA 603 Fundamentals of Management and Marketing (3 credits)

For course numbers and descriptions, please consult our Graduate Catalog.

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