Public Relations 

Edward R. Murrow College of Communication

Department of Strategic Communication

Learn how to create and maintain a positive brand image by analyzing audience personas, developing campaign strategies, and growing brand loyalty while developing positive relationships with company stakeholders.


  • Global Campus (Online)
  • Pullman

Degree Types:

  • Bachelor's
  • Doctorate
  • Graduate Certificate
  • Master's
  • Minor


  • Practical experience and internships built into the program help you gain experience and apply your knowledge 
  • Award-winning, experienced faculty and advisors to guide you 
  • Crimson Creative, a student-run firm where you can work with real clients to develop advertising and public relations campaigns
  • Join WSU’s chapter of the Public Relations Student Society of America to network with public relations professionals and leaders, gain access to professional development opportunities, enter the annual Bateman Case Study Competition, and engage in events and special projects  
  • Murrow Symposium brings industry experts and speakers to campus annually, providing workshops and networking opportunities 
  • Murrow Spring Break, an annual trip to Los Angeles or New York City to visit leading strategic communication agencies and network with industry giants and Murrow alumni
  • Murrow Center for Student Success Career Ready program offers career advising and preparation services
  • Strong alumni network provides career coaching and mentoring to current students and graduates


With a Public Relations degree, you can work in: 

  • Media or investor relations 
  • Corporate communication 
  • Public affairs 
  • Sales, advertising, branding, and promotion 
  • Copywriting 
  • Event planning 

Transfer Students

WSU accepts credit from Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate, and CLEP exams, associate degrees, Running Start and more.  

You’re considered a transfer student at WSU if you’ve received college credit post-high school.  

Use our Transfer Course Search Tool to determine what courses you need to take at your current institution to transition to WSU smoothly. 

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Fill out the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) or WASFA (Washington Application for State Financial Aid) to be considered for scholarships, grants, loans, and other forms of aid. 

Internships, Jobs, and Work-study

Find hundreds of student-friendly jobs, internships, and work-study opportunities with our WSU student job board, Handshake. You can also check with departments for internships specific to a major. 

Get advice and learn more at the Academic Success and Career Center. 

Degree Options

Strategic Communication

  • Pullman

Master of Arts in Health Communication and Promotion

  • Global Campus (Online)

Master of Arts in Strategic Communication

  • Global Campus (Online)

Doctor of Philosophy in Communication

  • Pullman

Health Communication and Promotion

  • Global Campus (Online)

Strategic Communication

  • Global Campus (Online)

Health Communication and Promotion

  • Pullman


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