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About the PRAD Program at DePaul

With a focus on digital, social and traditional media strategy and techniques, the Public Relations and Advertising (PRAD) program gives you everything you need to work successfully as a professionally competent, socially responsible and globally conscious practitioner. Classes emphasize the principles of strategy, relationship management, critical thinking and ethics in public relations and advertising.
Undergraduate Program | Graduate Program

“I cannot say enough great things about the program's ability to benefit its students (no matter where they are in their career or life) and the support that the faculty and staff provided to us. My career and organization are better because of my time at DePaul.”

Tara (MA ’11)
Head of Client and Product Marketing

Tara, PRAD MA alumna 

Distinguished Faculty

Our faculty provide a perfect balance between the best minds in academia and top professionals who tap their knowledge and networks. Learn more about our faculty.

Awards & Recognition

  • Our graduate program has been listed in PRWeek’s Top Public Relations Programs in the U.S. for five consecutive years, including being named Outstanding Education Program in 2018.
  • Our students have won various prizes, including the grand prize, with the Arthur W. Page Society case study for five years in a row.
  • Our students have been recognized with LAGRANT Foundation Diversity Fellowships for six consecutive years.

See all of our Awards.

New York City Study Away Program

Take courses in NYC as part of the The New York Way program. This intense two-week travel experience provides Public Relations and Advertising majors an opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of the structure, operations and culture of agencies and media outlets in New York. Learn more about New York Way

Have questions about the PRAD program?

Check out our Frequently Asked Questions.​​​