College of Communication > Academics > Public Relations and Advertising > Graduate Program > Public Relations and Advertising (MA) > Degree Requirements
In addition to the four core College of Communication courses, students take seven required classes, three Public Relations and Advertising electives, and two additional electives from the College of Communication. All Public Relations and Advertising majors must complete a total of 16 classes (64 credit hours).
Students may take up to 4 hours of credit in this course toward graduation requirements.
Students in the major may take CMN 394 and/or CMN 395 (when work relates to the major). In order to take CMN 394 or CMN 395, students must have completed two of the four communication core classes (CMN 101, CMN 102, CMN 103, CMN 104), two courses in the chosen major and have fulfilled internship program eligibility requirements.
Open elective credit also is required to meet the minimum graduation requirement of 192 hours.
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For high-performing College of Communication undergraduates, the combined bachelor’s + master’s degree program in Public Relations and Advertising (PRAD) may be an option.