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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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University of Phoenix
At University of Phoenix, we believe everyone deserves access to higher education.
BS in Communication/Culture and Communication, BS in Communication/Marketing and Sales Communication, B.S. in Communication/Marketing and Sales Communication and more.
  • Online: Online, WA
  • Phoenix: Phoenix, AP
  • Sandy Springs: 8200 Roberts Drive Suite 300 Sandy Springs, GA 30350
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Western International University
Try your first two online courses for only $200 each with our Start Smart (SM) Offer.
Bachelor of Arts in Professional Communication, Bachelor of Science in Business / Minor in Marketing, and more.
  • Phoenix: 9215 N Black Canyon Highway Phoenix, AZ 85021
  • : , CA

Kaplan University
Kaplan University is focused on recognizing the achievements of military and veteran students and offers the flexibility of an online education.
BS in Communication, and more.
  • Fort Lauderdale: 6301 Kaplan University Avenue Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309

DeVry University
We're with you, from start to finish.
Bacherlor's - Communications, and more.
  • Auburn: 3600 S 344th Way 0 Auburn, WA 98001
  • Colorado Springs: 1175 Kelly Johnson Blvd. Colorado Springs, CO 80920
  • Atlanta: 5775 Peachtree Dunwoody Road NE Atlanta, GA 30342
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Grand Canyon University
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.
B.A. in Communications, B.S. in Marketing, B.A. in Digital Film with an Emphasis in Screenwriting and more.
  • : 3300 W Camelback Road , OH
  • Little Rock: 3300 W Camelback Road Little Rock, AR 72201
  • Phoenix: 3300 W Camelback Road Phoenix, AZ 85017

Ashford University
Technology changes everything™. You’ve found Ashford University, where school comes to you
BA/Social Science - Communications, BA/Public Relations and Marketing, BA/Journalism and Mass Communication and more.
  • : , CA

Liberty University
With more than 300 online and residential areas of study, Liberty offers programs from the certificate to doctoral level.
MA Strategic Communications: Professional, MA Strategic Communications: Teaching & Academic, MS in Marketing: Public Relations and more.
  • Lynchburg: 1971 University Boulevard Lynchburg, VA 24502

The Art Institutes system of schools
With an education from an Art Institutes school, imagine what you could create.
Digital Image Management (C), Digital Design (C), Digital Image Management (D) and more.
  • San Diego: 7650 Mission Valley Rd San Diego, CA 92108
  • Sunnyvale: 1120 Kifer Road Sunnyvale, CA 94086
  • Houston: River Oaks Plaza 4140 Southwest Freeway Houston, TX 77027
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TCI College of Technology
Get a quality technical education and prepare for a better job at TCI College of Technology in New York City.
Digital Media Arts, and more.
  • New York: 320 West 31st St. New York, NY 10001

Westwood College
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.
Graphic Design: Major in Visual Communications (B), and more.
  • Los Angeles: 3250 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 400 Los Angeles, CA 90010
  • Atlanta: 2309 Parklake Drive NE Atlanta, GA 30345
  • Upland: 20 West 7th Street Upland, CA 91786
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