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Public Relations

  • There’s more to public relations professionals than holding glamorous press conferences attended by dozens of journalists. As a Public Relations major at Minnesota State University Moorhead, you’ll develop an awareness and understanding of the principles and ethical standards of public relations; become a competent researcher, writer, designer and coordinator; and create stimulating visual and verbal messages for real clients through campaigns and special events.

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  • Benefits of an MSUM Public Relations Degree
    Immediate Access to Program
    You’ll jump right into the Public Relations program your first semester at MSUM, taking classes to build your foundation from the start. We believe this gives you the best opportunity to enhance your skills and build essential relationships with your professors and peers.
    Depth of Curriculum
    Our program focuses heavily on visual and verbal storytelling on various platforms. Skills emphasized include: writing, editing, messaging, design, layout, event planning, social media and more. This diverse set of skills results in little or no on-the-job training after graduation.
    Experiential Learning
    You’ll learn by doing, not just from theories in textbooks. Plan an event. Pitch your idea to a client. Interact with the media. It’s all in a day’s work. The hands-on approach gives you the experience necessary to land internships and keeps you on track to land the job of your dreams.
    National Competitions
    You’ll participate in national competitions, like the Bateman Case Study Competition, and make a name for yourself in the industry. Employers are familiar with the contests and recognize the dedication and skill it takes to place—which our students frequently do.
  • Learning Opportunities

    At MSUM, you’ll learn by doing. Develop skills to help you hit the ground running when you enter the workforce, through student organizations, internships and more.

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  • Careers & Outcomes
    MSUM’s Public Relations major is designed to give you a broad base of skills and the ability to specialize in whichever area of visual or verbal storytelling your interest lies.
  • Emily Risch, Public Relations
    Our students produce the most compelling stories.
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