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Communication Schools

Communications and Public Relations Experts Critical to Organizational Success

Skilled communications professionals, especially those in public relations, are highly prized by organizations. Today's businesses and governments communicate globally at speeds and to an extent unimaginable even 20 years ago. Establishing and maintaining trust are more difficult and important than ever. Public relations (PR) professionals help the media and the public trust their business, nonprofit organization, or government agency, and also use various methods to disseminate publicity (positive information) to the media and public.

Because communications and public relations are fast-growing fields, there's lots of competition. Strong writing skills are a must in PR and publicity, and you typically need a bachelor's degree--if not a master's degree--to even be considered for the top jobs. Your best bet is to enroll in diploma or certificate courses that can eventually add up to a degree. You can take your pick of classes and degrees in fields such as public relations, advertising, communications, or journalism.

Degrees are the Key for Communications Professionals

Most communications specialists work in large cities and in headquarters of large industries, government agencies, school systems, colleges, and universities. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, there were about 243,000 public relations specialists in 2006. Between 2006 and 2016, that number is expected to continue to grow. The median annual earnings for salaried PR specialists were $51,280 in 2008. Salaries were highest in business and industry, and lowest in government and at colleges and universities.

For a sure start and long-lasting success in this growing industry, it's important to get that degree. If you're just starting out, take classes and courses leading to a 9-month or 1-year diploma or certificate. The next step: a bachelor's or master's degree--and an exciting, demanding career in a fast-growing field.

Communication Schools
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At University of Phoenix, we believe everyone deserves access to higher education.

Programs : BS in Communication/Culture and Communication, B.S. in Communication, BS in Communication/Marketing and Sales Communication, and more..

Campus Locations :

Online: Online, KY

Phoenix: Phoenix, AP

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Southfield: 26261 Evergreen Road Southfield, MI 48076

Colorado Springs: 5725 Mark Dabling Boulevard Suite 150 Colorado Springs, CO 80919

Lathrop: 17000 S. Harlan Road Lathrop, CA 95330

Sandy Springs: 8200 Roberts Drive Suite 300 Sandy Springs, GA 30350

Westminster: 8700 Turnpike Drive Westminster, CO 80030

San Antonio: 8200 West Interstate 10 Suite 910 San Antonio, TX 78230

San Diego: 3870 Murphy Canyon Road, Suite 310 San Diego, CA 92123

Flowood: 120 Stone Creek Blvd. Suite 200 Flowood, MS 39232

Atlanta: 2600 Century Center Atlanta, GA 30345

Saint Louis: 211 North Broadway Suite 901 Saint Louis, MO 63102

Salida: 5330 Pirrone Road Salida, CA 95368

Lone Tree: 10004 Park Meadows Drive Lone Tree, CO 80124

Salem: 670 Hawthorne Ave. S.E. Salem, OR 97301

Meridian: 3080 East Gentry Way Suite 150 Meridian, ID 83642

Bossier City: 350 Plaza Loop Drive Bldg E Bossier City, LA 71111

Santa Teresa: 1270 Country Club Road Santa Teresa, NM 88008

Costa Mesa: 3150 Bristol Street, Suite 100, Costa Mesa, CA 92626

Fairfield: 5253 Business Center Drive Fairfield, CA 94534

Honolulu: 745 Fort Street Suite 2000 Honolulu, HI 96813

St Louis Park: 435 Ford Road Suite 1000 St Louis Park, MN 55426

Temple Terrace: 12802 Tampa Oaks Boulevard Suite 200 Temple Terrace, FL 33637

Clearfield: 1366 Legend Hills Drive Clearfield, UT 84015

Houston: 4888 Loop Central Drive Houston, TX 77081

Augusta: 3150 Perimeter Parkway Augusta, GA 30909

Warrenville: 4525 Weaver Parkway Warrenville, IL 60555

Miami: 11410 NW 20th Street Miami, FL 33172

Guaynabo: B7 Calle Tabonuco Suite 700 Guaynabo, PR 00968

Ontario: 3110 E. Guasti Road Ontario, CA 91761

San Bernardino: 451 E. Vanderbilt Way Suite 100 San Bernardino, CA 92408

Braintree: 100 Grossman Drive Suite 201 Braintree, MA 02184

Metairie: 1 Galleria Blvd. Metairie, LA 70001

Spring: 24624 Interstate 45 Spring, TX 77386

St. Louis: Riverport Executive Center II 13801 Riverport Drive, Suite 100 St. Louis, MO 63043

Columbus: 7200 North Lake Drive Columbus, GA 31909

Gardena: 1515 W. 190th Gardena, CA 90248

Tigard: 13221 SW 68th Parkway Suite 500 Tigard, OR 97223

Arlington: 3900 Arlington Highlands Boulevard Suite 237 Arlington, TX 76018

Baton Rouge: 2431 S. Acadian Thruway Baton Rouge, LA 70808

Fort Lauderdale: 550 W. Cypress Creek Road Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309

Tulsa: 10810 East 45th Street Suite 102 Tulsa, OK 74146

Austin: 10801-2 N Mo Pac Expressway Suite 300 Austin, TX 78759

Renton: 900 SW 16th Street Renton, WA 98057

Pleasant Grove: 2174 West Grove Parkway Pleasant Grove, UT 84062

Pasadena: 299 N. Euclid Avenue Pasadena, CA 91101

Richmond: 6600 West Broad Street Suite 200 Richmond, VA 23230

Murrieta: 25240 Hancock Avenue Murrieta, CA 92562

Livermore: 2481 Constitution Drive Livermore, CA 94551

Henderson: 7777 Eastgate Road Henderson, NV 89011

Oklahoma City: 6501 Broadway Ext Suite 100 Oklahoma City, OK 73116

Los Angeles: 14320 Firestone Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90038

Springfield: 1343 East Kingsley Street Suite B,C Springfield, MO 65804

Greenwood: 3209 West Smith Valley Road Suite 214 & 215 Greenwood, IN 46142

San Jose: 3590 N. First St San Jose, CA 95134

Washington: 25 Massachusetts Avenue NW Suite 150 Washington, DC 20001

Virginia Beach: 150 Central Park Avenue Virginia Beach, VA 23462

Cordova: 65 Germantown Court Suite 100 Cordova, TN 38018

Kansas City: 901 East 104th Street Suite 200 Kansas City, MO 64131

Dallas: 12400 Coit Road Suite 200 Dallas, TX 75251

West Des Moines: 6600 Westown Parkway West Des Moines, IA 50266

Woodland Hills: 5955 DeSoto Ave Woodland Hills, CA 91367

Albuquerque: 7471 Pan American West Freeway NE Albuquerque, NM 87109

Sacramento: 1760 Creekside Oaks Drive Suite 100 Sacramento, CA 95833

Jacksonville: 9775 Crosshill Blvd. Suite 104 Jacksonville, FL 32222

Indianapolis: 7999 Knue Road Suite 150 Indianapolis, IN 46250

Charlotte: 3800 Arco Corporate Drive Suite 100 Charlotte, NC 28273

Visalia: 301 East Acequia Ave Visalia, CA 93291

Killeen: 902 West Central Texas Expressway Suite 300 Killeen, TX 76541

Salt Lake City: 5373 S Green Street Suite 300 Salt Lake City, UT 84123

Jersey City: 100 Town Square Place Suite 305 Jersey City, NJ 07310

Louisville: 10400 Linn Station Road Suite 120 Louisville, KY 40223

Kapolei: Kapolei Building 1001 Kamokila Blvd Kapolei, HI 96707

Beale AFB: 17849 16 Street Beale AFB, CA 95903

Birmingham: 100 Corporate Parkway Suite 250 Birmingham, AL 35242

Raleigh: 5511 Capital Center Drive Suite 390 Raleigh, NC 27606

Fresno: 45 East River Park Place West Suite 101 Fresno, CA 93720

Diamond Bar: 1370 S. Valley Vista Dr. Diamond Bar, CA 91765

El Centro: 3095 N. Imperial Avenue Suite 101 El Centro, CA 92243

Mission: 4201 South Shary Road Mission, TX 78572

Independence: 5005 Rockside Road Suite 130 Independence, OH 44131

Chicago: 203 N LaSalle St Chicago, IL 60601

Oakland: 1200 Clay Street Oakland, CA 94612

Savannah: 8001 Chatham Center Drive Suite 200 Savannah, GA 31405

Hollywood: 2400 SW 145th Avenue Hollywood, FL 33027

Bakersfield: 4900 California Ave. Bakersfield, CA 93309

Wayne: 170 South Warner Road Suite 200 Wayne, PA 19087

Milwaukee: 10850 West Park Place Ste 150 Milwaukee, WI 53224

Nashville: 616 Marriott Drive Suite 150 Nashville, TN 37214

Lancaster: 1220 W. Avenue J Lancaster, CA 93534

Five colleges of study.  One clear focus: Your career success. Earn the respect of employers with a degree you can earn on campus, online or both.

Programs : Bacherlor's - Communications, and more..

Campus Locations :

Elgin: Randall Point 2250 Point Blvd. Suite 250 Elgin, IL 60123

Bellevue: 600 108th Ave. NE Suite 230 Bellevue, WA 98004

Tampa: 6700 Lakeview Center Drive Suite 150 Tampa, FL 33619

Jacksonville: 5200 Belfort Road Ste. 175 Jacksonville, FL 32256

New York: 180 Madison Ave. Suite 900 New York, NY 10016

Pittsburgh: 210 Sixth Ave. Ste. 200 Pittsburgh, PA 15222

Indianapolis: 9100 Keystone Crossing Suite 300 Indianapolis, IN 46240

Stockbridge: 675 Southcrest Parkway Stockbridge, GA 30281

Arlington: 2405 Crystal City Dr. Arlington, VA 22202

Downers Grove: Highland Landmark V 3005 Highland Pkwy. Ste. 100 Downers Grove, IL 60515

Orlando: 1800 Pembrook Drive Suite 160 Orlando, FL 32810

Englewood: 6312 S. Fiddlers Green Cr. Suite 150E Englewood, CO 80111

Fort Worth: City Center Tower II, 301 Commerce Street Suite 2000 Fort Worth, TX 76102

Minneapolis: 7700 France Ave. S. Ste. 575 Minneapolis, MN 55435

Addison: 1221 North Swift Road Addison, IL 60101

Louisville: 10172 Linn Station Rd. Ste. 300 Louisville, KY 40223

Fresno: 7575 North Fresno St. Suite 575 Fresno, CA 93720

Atlanta: 100 Galleria Parkway SE Suite 100 Atlanta, GA 30339

Chesapeake: 1317 Executive Blvd. Suite 100 Chesapeake, VA 23320

Elk Grove: 2216 Kausen Dr. Ste. 1 Elk Grove, CA 95758

Glendale: 6751 N. Sunset Blvd. Ste. 104 Glendale, AZ 85305

Richardson: 2201 N. Central Expressway Richardson, TX 75080

Milwaukee: 411 E. Wisconsin Ave. Ste 300 Milwaukee, WI 53202

Oxnard: 300 E. Esplanade Dr., Suite 100, Oxnard, CA 93036

Duluth: 3505 Koger Blvd. Suite 170 Duluth, GA 30096

Chicago: 8550 W. Bryn Mawr Ave. Ste 450 Chicago, IL 60631

Alpharetta: 2555 Northwinds Pkwy. Alpharetta, GA 30009

Cherry Hill: 921 Haddonfield Road Ste. D Cherry Hill, NJ 08002

Houston: 11125 Equity Drive Houston, TX 77041

Daly City: 2001 Junipero Serra Blvd. Suite 161 Daly City, CA 94014

Colton: 1090 E Washington St Colton, CA 92324

Auburn: 3600 S 344th Way 0 Auburn, WA 98001

Naperville: 2056 Westings Ave. Suite 40 Naperville, IL 60563

Morrisville: 1600 Perimeter Park Drive Suite 100 Morrisville, NC 27560

Miami: 8700 W. Flagler St. Ste. 100 Miami, FL 33174

Sherman Oaks: 15301 Ventura Blvd B-100 Sherman Oaks, CA 91403

Rego Park: 99-21 Queens Blvd. Rego Park, NY 11374

Tinley Park: 18624 West Creek Drive Tinley Park, IL 60477

King of Prussia: 150 Allendale Road Suite 3250 King of Prussia, PA 19406

Manassas: 10432 Balls Ford Road Suite 150 Manassas, VA 20109

Alhambra: 1000 S. Fremont Ave. Alhambra, CA 91803

Portland: 9755 SW Barnes Road Peterkort Center II Portland, OR 97225

Dayton: 3610 Pentagon Blvd. Ste. 100 Dayton, OH 45431

Austin: 11044 Research Blvd Suite B100 Austin, TX 78759

Gurnee: 1075 Tri-State Pkwy. Ste. 800 Gurnee, IL 60031

Colorado Springs: 1175 Kelly Johnson Blvd. Colorado Springs, CO 80920

Sandy: 9350 S. 150 E. Suite 420 Sandy, UT 84070

North Brunswick: 630 US Highway One North Brunswick, NJ 08902

Cincinnati: 8800 Governor's Hill Drive Cincinnati, OH 45249

Hollywood: 14700 Caribbean Way Hollywood, FL 33027

San Antonio: 1919 NW Loop 410 Suite 150 San Antonio, TX 78213

Merrillville: 1000 East 80th Place Ste. 222 Mall Merrillville, IN 46410

Fort Lauderdale: 600 Corporate Dr. Suite 200 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33334

Phoenix: 2149 W. Dunlap Phoenix, AZ 85021

Charlotte: 2015 Ayrsley Town Blvd. Suite 109 Charlotte, NC 28273

Long Beach: 3880 Kilroy Airport Way Long Beach, CA 90806

Southfield: 26999 Central Park Blvd. Suite 125 Southfield, MI 48076

Palmdale: One 39115 Trade Center Dr. Ste. 100 Palmdale, CA 93551

Lynnwood: Redstone Corporate Center, 19020 33rd Ave W, Ste Lynnwood, WA 98036

Sugar Land: 14100 Southwest Frwy. Ste. 100 Sugar Land, TX 77478

San Jose: 2160 Lundy Ave. Suite 250 San Jose, CA 95131

Oklahoma City: 4013 Northwest Expressway Suite 100 Oklahoma City, OK 73116

Pomona: 901 Corporate Center Dr. Pomona, CA 91768

Decatur: One West Court Square Ste 100 Decatur, GA 30030

Henderson: 2490 Paseo Verde Parkway Suite 150 Henderson, NV 89074

Philadelphia: 1800 JFK Blvd Suite 104 Philadelphia, PA 19103

Memphis: 6401 Poplar Ave Suite 600 Memphis, TN 38119

Irving: 4800 Regent Blvd. Irving, TX 75063

Mesa: 1201 South Alma School Road Suite 5450 Mesa, AZ 85210

Bethesda: 4550 Montgomery Ave. Suite 100 N. Bethesda, MD 20814

Kansas City: 1100 Main St. Suite 118 Kansas City, MO 64105

Denver: 1870 W. 122nd Ave. Denver, CO 80234

Anaheim: 1900 S. State College Blvd. Suite 150 Anaheim, CA 92806

Fremont: 6600 Dumbarton Circle Fremont, CA 94555

Saint Louis: 11830 Westline Industrial Dr. Suite 550 Saint Louis, MO 63146

Independence: 6000 Lombardo Center Suite 200 Independence, OH 44131

Oakland: 505 14th St. Oakland, CA 94612

San Diego: 2655 Camino Del Rio North Suite 201 San Diego, CA 92108

Paramus: 35 Plaza Professional Center 81 Rte. 4 W. Ste. 102 Paramus, NJ 07652

Nashville: 3343 Perimeter Hill Drive Suite 200 Nashville, TN 37211

Columbus: 1350 Alum Creek Drive Columbus, OH 43209

Earn a respected bachelor's degree, master's degree, or Ph.D. online at Walden University.

Programs : M.B.A. in Communication, B.S. in Communication - Political Communication, B.S. in Communication - General Program, and more..

Campus Locations :

: , CA

With more than 300 online and residential areas of study, Liberty offers programs from the certificate to doctoral level.

Programs : MA Strategic Communications: Professional, MA Strategic Communications: Teaching & Academic, MS in Marketing: Public Relations, and more..

Campus Locations :

Lynchburg: 1971 University Boulevard Lynchburg, VA 24502

Design your future at Harrington College of Design.

Programs : Master of Fine Arts in Communication Design, Master of Arts in Communication Design, and more..

Campus Locations :

Chicago: 200 West Madison, 2nd Floor Chicago, IL 60606

With an education from an Art Institutes school, imagine what you could create.

Programs : Design Research (BFA), Visual Arts (BFA), Visual Arts (MFA), and more..

Campus Locations :

Houston: River Oaks Plaza 4140 Southwest Freeway Houston, TX 77027

Fort Worth: 7000 Calmont Avenue Suite 150 Fort Worth, TX 76116

Schaumburg: 1000 N. Plaza Drive, Suite 100 Schaumburg, IL 60173

Miami: 1501 Biscayne Boulevard, Suite 100 Miami, FL 33132

Nashville: 100 Centerview Dr. Suite 250 Nashville, TN 37214

Draper: 121 West Election Road Suite 100 Draper, UT 84020

Charlotte: Three LakePointe Plaza 2110 Water Ridge Parkway Charlotte, NC 28217

Sacramento: 2850 Gateway Oaks Drive Suite 100 Sacramento, CA 95833

Durham: 410 Blackwell St. Suite 200 Durham, NC 27701

San Antonio: 1000 IH - 10 West Suite 106 San Antonio, TX 78230

Charleston: 24 North Market Street Charleston, SC 29401

Dallas: Two North Park East Dallas, TX 75231

Overland Park: 8208 Melrose Drive Overland Park, KS 66214

Denver: 1200 Lincoln Street Denver, CO 80203

Cincinnati: 8845 Governors Hill Drive Suite 100 Cincinnati, OH 45249

Sunnyvale: 1120 Kifer Road Sunnyvale, CA 94086

Decatur: One West Court Square Suite 110 Decatur, GA 30030

Seattle: 2323 Elliott Avenue Seattle, WA 98121

Jacksonville: 8775 Baypine Road Jacksonville, FL 32256

Minneapolis: 15 South 9th Street Minneapolis, MN 55402

San Francisco: 1170 Market Street San Francisco, CA 94102

Portland: 1122 N.W. Davis Street Portland, OR 97209

Austin: 101 W. Louis Henna Blvd. Suite 100 Austin, TX 78728

Tampa: Parkside at Tampa Bay Park 4401 North Himes Avenue, Suite 150 Tampa, FL 33614

Phoenix: 2233 West Dunlap Avenue Phoenix, AZ 85021

San Diego: 7650 Mission Valley Rd San Diego, CA 92108

Virginia Beach: 4500 Main Street Suite 100 Virginia Beach, VA 23462

Chicago: 350 N. Orleans Street Chicago, IL 60654

Sterling: 21000 Atlantic Blvd. Suite 100 Sterling, VA 20166

Indianapolis: 3500 Depauw Blvd., Suite 1010 Indianapolis, IN 46268

Henderson: 2350 Corporate Circle Henderson, NV 89074

San Bernardino: 674 East Brier Drive San Bernardino, CA 92408

Tinley Park: 18670 Graphic Drive Tinley Park, IL 60477

Tucson: 5099 E. Grant Rd. Suite 100 Tucson, AZ 85712

Atlanta: 6600 Peach Tree Dunwoody Road, NE 100 Embassy Row Atlanta, GA 30328

Novi: 28125 Cabot Drive Suite 120 Novi, MI 48377

Santa Monica: 2900 31st Street Santa Monica, CA 90405

Troy: 1414 East Maple Road, Suite 150 Troy, MI 48083

Earn your degree online with Grand Canyon University. We offer approximately 100 bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degree programs in a variety of fields that can be completed 100% online.

Programs : B.A. in Communications, M.S. in Organizational Growth and Sales, B.S. in Marketing, and more..

Campus Locations :

: 3300 W Camelback Road , IN

Little Rock: 3300 W Camelback Road Little Rock, AR 72201

Phoenix: 3300 W Camelback Road Phoenix, AZ 85017

Get a professional education designed with your future in mind at Kaplan University.

Programs : Bachelor of Science: Communication, and more..

Campus Locations :

Lewiston: 475 Lisbon Street Lewiston, ME 04240

Cedar Falls: 7009 Nordic Drive Cedar Falls, IA 50613

Davenport: 1801 East Kimberly Road Suite 1 Davenport, IA 52807

Hagerstown: 18618 Crestwood Drive Hagerstown, MD 21742

South Portland: 265 Western Ave South Portland, ME 04106

Cedar Rapids: 3165 Edgewood Parkway SW Cedar Rapids, IA 52404

Wheelock College is the place for students who want to change their world and improve the lives of children and families through their careers as leaders, advocates, and professionals.

Programs : Communications, and more..

Campus Locations :

: , MA

Westwood College is dedicated to preparing students with the knowledge, skills and training needed for meaningful employment. Through education, we create opportunities, change lives and impact futures.

Programs :

Campus Locations :

Atlanta: 1100 Spring Street Suite 102 Atlanta, GA 30309

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