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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.

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

Campus Locations :

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Phoenix: Phoenix, AP

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

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

Salida: 5330 Pirrone Road Salida, CA 95368

Westminster: 8700 Turnpike Drive Westminster, CO 80030

Atlanta: 2600 Century Center Atlanta, GA 30345

Lathrop: 17000 S. Harlan Road Lathrop, CA 95330

Southfield: 26261 Evergreen Road Southfield, MI 48076

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

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

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

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

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

Augusta: 3150 Perimeter Parkway Augusta, GA 30909

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

Chicago: 203 N LaSalle St Chicago, IL 60601

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

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

Cordova: 65 Germantown Court Suite 100 Cordova, TN 38018

Clearfield: 1366 Legend Hills Drive Clearfield, UT 84015

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

Warrenville: 4525 Weaver Parkway Warrenville, IL 60555

Hollywood: 2400 SW 145th Avenue Hollywood, FL 33027

Gardena: 1515 W. 190th Gardena, CA 90248

Livermore: 2481 Constitution Drive Livermore, CA 94551

Miami: 13400 SW 120th Street Miami, FL 33186

Bakersfield: 4900 California Ave. Bakersfield, CA 93309

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

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

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

Ontario: 3110 E. Guasti Road Ontario, CA 91761

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

Guaynabo: B7 Calle Tabonuco Suite 700 Guaynabo, PR 00968

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

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

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

Visalia: 301 East Acequia Ave Visalia, CA 93291

Charlotte: 10925 David Taylor Drive Charlotte, NC 28262

Spring: 24624 Interstate 45 Spring, TX 77386

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

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

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

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

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

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

Renton: 900 SW 16th Street Renton, WA 98057

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

Colorado Springs: 2 North Cascade Avenue Suite 100 Colorado Springs, CO 80903

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

Oakland: 1200 Clay Street Oakland, CA 94612

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

Lancaster: 1220 W. Avenue J Lancaster, CA 93534

Metairie: 1 Galleria Blvd. Metairie, LA 70001

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

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

Houston: 11451 Katy Freeway Suite 100 Houston, TX 77079

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

Dallas: 12400 Coit Road Suite 200 Dallas, TX 75251

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

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

Birmingham: 100 Corporate Parkway Suite 250 Birmingham, AL 35242

Indianapolis: 7999 Knue Road Suite 150 Indianapolis, IN 46250

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

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

Arlington: 1800 South Bell Street Arlington, VA 22202

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

Columbus: 7200 North Lake Drive Columbus, GA 31909

Braintree: 100 Grossman Drive Suite 201 Braintree, MA 02184

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

Honolulu: 745 Fort Street Suite 2000 Honolulu, HI 96813

Nashville: 616 Marriott Drive Suite 150 Nashville, TN 37214

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

Kapolei: Kapolei Building 1001 Kamokila Blvd Kapolei, HI 96707

Mission: 4201 South Shary Road Mission, TX 78572

Woodland Hills: 5955 DeSoto Ave Woodland Hills, CA 91367

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

Beale AFB: 17849 16 Street Beale AFB, CA 95903

Murrieta: 25240 Hancock Avenue Murrieta, CA 92562

Chula Vista: 2060 Otay Lakes Road Chula Vista, CA 91915

Costa Mesa: 3100 Bristol Street Suite 500 Costa Mesa, CA 92626

Pasadena: 299 N. Euclid Avenue Pasadena, CA 91101

Fairfield: 5253 Business Center Drive Fairfield, CA 94534

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

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

Independence: 5005 Rockside Road Suite 130 Independence, OH 44131

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

Henderson: 7777 Eastgate Road Henderson, NV 89011

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

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

Campus Locations :

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

Oakland: 505 14th St. Oakland, CA 94612

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Independence: 6000 Lombardo Center Suite 200 Independence, OH 44131

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

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

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

Hollywood: 14700 Caribbean Way Hollywood, FL 33027

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Chicago: 3300 N. Campbell Avenue Chicago, IL 60618

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

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

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

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

Pomona: 901 Corporate Center Dr. Pomona, CA 91768

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Addison: 1221 North Swift Road Addison, IL 60101

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

Orlando: 1800 Pembrook Drive Suite 160 Orlando, FL 32810

Austin: 11044 Research Blvd Suite B100 Austin, TX 78759

Columbus: 1350 Alum Creek Drive Columbus, OH 43209

Stockbridge: 675 Southcrest Parkway Stockbridge, GA 30281

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

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

Indianapolis: 9100 Keystone Crossing Suite 300 Indianapolis, IN 46240

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

Colton: 1090 E Washington St Colton, CA 92324

Arlington: 2405 Crystal City Dr. Arlington, VA 22202

Alpharetta: 2555 Northwinds Pkwy. Alpharetta, GA 30009

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

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

Phoenix: 2149 W. Dunlap Phoenix, AZ 85021

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

Philadelphia: 1800 JFK Blvd Suite 104 Philadelphia, PA 19103

Irving: 4800 Regent Blvd. Irving, TX 75063

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

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

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

Memphis: 6401 Poplar Ave Suite 600 Memphis, TN 38119

Houston: 11125 Equity Drive Houston, TX 77041

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

Richardson: 2201 N. Central Expressway Richardson, TX 75080

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

Fremont: 6600 Dumbarton Circle Fremont, CA 94555

Try your first two online courses for only $200 each with our Start Smart (SM) Offer.

Programs : Bachelor of Arts in Professional Communication, Bachelor of Science in Business / Minor in Marketing, and more..

Campus Locations :

Phoenix: 9215 N Black Canyon Highway Phoenix, AZ 85021

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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..

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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

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, B.S. in Marketing, B.A. in Digital Film with an Emphasis in Screenwriting, and more..

Campus Locations :

: 3300 W Camelback Road , NY

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

Phoenix: 3300 W Camelback Road Phoenix, AZ 85017

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

Programs : Digital Image Management (C), Digital Design (C), Digital Image Management (D), and more..

Campus Locations :

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

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

Henderson: 2350 Corporate Circle Henderson, NV 89074

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

Novi: 28125 Cabot Drive Suite 120 Novi, MI 48377

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

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

Sunnyvale: 1120 Kifer Road Sunnyvale, CA 94086

Denver: 1200 Lincoln Street Denver, CO 80203

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

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

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

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

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

Tinley Park: 18670 Graphic Drive Tinley Park, IL 60477

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

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

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

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

Overland Park: 8208 Melrose Drive Overland Park, KS 66214

Charleston: 24 North Market Street Charleston, SC 29401

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

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

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

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

Dallas: Two North Park East Dallas, TX 75231

Phoenix: 2233 West Dunlap Avenue Phoenix, AZ 85021

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

Minneapolis: 15 South 9th Street Minneapolis, MN 55402

Seattle: 2323 Elliott Avenue Seattle, WA 98121

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

Jacksonville: 8775 Baypine Road Jacksonville, FL 32256

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

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

Chicago: 350 N. Orleans Street Chicago, IL 60654

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

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

San Francisco: 1170 Market Street San Francisco, CA 94102

North Hollywood: 5250 Lankershim Boulevard North Hollywood, CA 91601

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

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

Campus Locations :

Augusta: 14 Marketplace Drive Augusta, ME 04330

Hagerstown: 18618 Crestwood Drive Hagerstown, MD 21742

Cedar Falls: 7009 Nordic Drive Cedar Falls, IA 50613

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

South Portland: 265 Western Ave South Portland, ME 04106

Milwaukee: 201 W Wisconsin Ave. Milwaukee, WI 53203

Urbandale: 4655 121st Street Urbandale, IA 50323

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

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.

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Campus Locations :

Torrance: 19700 S. Vermont Ave. Suite 100 Torrance, CA 90502

Los Angeles: 3250 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 400 Los Angeles, CA 90010

Atlanta: 2309 Parklake Drive NE Atlanta, GA 30345

Anaheim: 1551 S. Douglass Road Anaheim, CA 92806

Upland: 20 West 7th Street Upland, CA 91786

As a student at South University, you will have the opportunity to learn from accomplished faculty members who have real-world experience in the subjects that they teach. Our small class sizes allow you to receive personalized attention from instructors, and the encouragement to recognize your goals for the future and the means to achieve them.

Programs : Public Relations (BS), and more..

Campus Locations :

Montgomery: 5355 Vaughn Road Montgomery, AL 36116

Virginia Beach: 301 Bendix Road, Suite 100 Virginia Beach, VA 23452

Savannah: 709 Mall Road Savannah, GA 31406

Columbia: 9 Science Court Columbia, SC 29203

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