Journal of Public Relations Education, Vol. 2 Issue 1
Julie O’Neil, Texas Christian University
Jacqueline Lambiase, Texas Christian University
Working professionals may need post-baccalaureate education, but finding time and resources to do so may be difficult. An analysis of 75 university masterís programs in public relations found 22 related programs offering communication certificates. A web audit of these programs, plus a survey and in-depth interviews, indicated professionals are interested in earning certificates, particularly in social and digital media strategy and measurement. Professionals want to attend certificate programs that combine online and face-to-face instruction.