Public Relations

The Public Relations program at Cardinal Stritch has a unique interdisciplinary structure that draws upon the strengths of three degree programs. Courses from Communication, Art, and Computer Science combine with a solid core of Public Relations courses to create a program that prepares students to work in the professional field of public relations. Throughout the program, students build a diversified portfolio demonstrating oral and written strengths, as well as problem- solving skills and audience analysis through the creation of public relations plans, media kits, and more.

Students develop professional experience through experiential and service learning within courses and through self-selected internships. Students are required to complete two internships at different sites and with two different job descriptions. A major in Public Relations will allow the student to develop the skills necessary to confidently enter the growing profession of public relations in a variety of areas, for example: community outreach, customer relations, public relations specialist, social media specialist, internal communications specialist, and event coordinator.

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Program Details

●  Credits: 120
●  Tuition/Semester: $14,422 (2017-18)
●  Tuition/Year: $28,844 (2017-18)
Public Relations Major: 42 Credits
The bulk of required courses for the major come from Communication and Public Relations: CA 101, 252, 260, 301, PR 401, and two semesters of PR 403.  In addition, students choose five of the following Public Relations courses: PR 204, 231, 332, 335, 355, 370 and two approved courses from Art/Computer Science.  (Suggested Art/Computer Science courses include: ART 101, 215, 202, 302, 313, and CS 230.)
 
For all required major courses a grade of “C” of higher must be achieved. With the exception of PR 401 and PR 403, there are no pre-requisites, but students are advised to begin with 100-level courses, follow those with 200- and 300-level courses, and finish with 400-level courses.
 

Transfer Credits You Already Earned

A total of 120 semester credits are required for graduation, with at least 30 major course credits taken at Cardinal Stritch University. A maximum of 90 credits may be transferred from another accredited degree-granting institution and applied to fulfill major course requirements.

In the admission process you will need to provide transcripts from each college or university you attended. We will review the courses you already took to find out what will transfer to Stritch. Download our guide that explains credit acquisition or view a list of institutions we partnered with to establish articulation agreements.

Admission Requirements


Freshman Applicants

  • Complete the Admissions Application
    Submit the admissions application which is free to complete online.
  • Request Transcripts
    Have official high school transcripts delivered directly to the Office of Admissions from your school. We will also review GED scores of 250 or above.
  • Send ACT or SAT Scores
    Provide an official score report from the ACT or SAT. High school graduates out of school for over one year do not need to submit scores.
  • Information for International Students
    If your prior education was not conducted in English, you must demonstrate proficiency with acceptable scores from the TOEFL, IELTS, or an ESL program. Review the language and academic requirements to know if you are prepared for studying at Stritch. Review the We can also help you obtain an F-1 student visa.

Transfer Student Applicants

  • Complete the Admissions Application 
    Submit the  admissions application which is free to complete online.
  • Request Transcripts
    Have official transcripts from each college or university delivered directly to the Office of Admissions. 
  • Information for International Students
    If your prior education was not conducted in English, you must demonstrate proficiency with acceptable scores from the TOEFL, IELTS, or an ESL program. Review the  language and academic requirements to know if you are prepared for studying at Stritch. Review the We can also help you  obtain an F-1 student visa.

Contact Admissions


Our counselors know that each student is unique, which is why they are ready to help you throughout the entire process. Get started by reaching out to the Office of Admissions.

Office of Admissions 

6801 N. Yates Road
Milwaukee, WI 53217 
Phone: (414) 410-4040 or (800) 347-8822
Email: admissions@stritch.edu  

Funding Your Education

The undergraduate degree programs are competitively priced to make your education affordable. Our counselors in the Financial Aid Office know how to help students locate all options available for funding their education. Learn more about our tuition and the financial aid process.
 

Alumni Network

Students, families, and employers know Stritch as a university that helps students find their mission, develop new skills, gain relevant career experience, and expand their professional networks. With a network of more than 34,000 graduates, our alumni are successful in their roles at nonprofits, schools, small companies, health care organizations, corporations, and entrepreneurial ventures.

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