SIGN UP  or  LOGIN
  • Course Delivery
    residential
  • Total Credits
    122
  • Yearly Tuition
    $36,050
  • Duration
    4 Years

Program Overview

With a major in public relations at Saint Mary's, students learn how to effectively design communication campaigns, write, produce, and edit content for social media and news releases, and gain basic journalism, public speaking, and graphic design skills.

Throughout the program, students will learn how public relations professionals strategically communicate an organization's objectives to target audiences and tailor messages relevant to different constituencies. Degree candidates are given internship opportunities, offering them real-world experience and a direct connection to professionals in the field.

Career Options

Advertising, marketing, and public relations manager; graphic designer; social media specialist; multimedia producer; market and survey researcher; public relations specialist; publisher; writer.

Taking Classes

This residential, four-year program is offered on our Winona Campus, with daytime classes and a full student life experience.

Course Information

Preparing students to work for organizations, the coursework in this major focuses on mass communication, research, law, graphic and web design, writing, and analytics.

For more information and course descriptions, check out our course catalog.

Applicants must submit:

  1. Completed application form
  2. Official high school transcript
  3. Official Test Scores - ACT, SAT, or Classic Learning tests are accepted.
  4. An Essay or brief personal statement. In 250 words or fewer, please tell us about: a significant experience you've had, an accomplishment or risk you have taken, a person who has made a difference in your life, a topic of concern to you, or anything else you think would help us learn more about you. You can also choose to submit a graded paper or write something new!
  5. Letters of Recommendation are optional.
  6. If you choose to upload a document, please make sure your file is either a Microsoft Word document (.doc or .docx), an RTF file, or a PDF file. Any other format (including Google Docs) will not load into your application.
Apply Now

Key Dates

Rolling admissions. Application review will begin upon receipt of all required application materials.

Tuition & Fees

Tuition: $36,050 Per Year

Fees

Room:$5,230
Board:$4,120
Activity fee:$170
Technology fee:$370
Laundry fee:$80

The Saint Mary's Difference

The heart of Saint Mary's is its people — faculty, staff, and your fellow students — who become your companions and allies on your educational journey. Here, in an intense give-and-take setting, each of us discovers just how much we can learn. You'll find, in every one of our classrooms, a person-centered education focused on your growth, your potential — because we believe that everyone deserves the chance to make an impact, to change the world around them.

Want to learn more?
We use cookies to improve your visit to our website. By using this website, you consent to the use of cookies. If you would like to, you can change your cookie preferences at any time.