School Public Relations Certificate of Graduate Study

School Public Relations Certificate of Graduate Study

School Public Relations Certificate of Graduate Study

The Certificate of Graduate Study in School Public Relations (PR) is intended for school leaders and others with an interest in education. Specifically, students who complete the program will develop an understanding of the need for formal planning and evaluation of an educational organization's public relations initiatives. This program's coursework focuses on real-world case-studies.



The School Public Relations COGS is a part-time program offered in an accelerated online format. It requires the completion of 9 graduate semester hours (3 courses) which are possible to complete in only 2 to 3 consecutive semesters. The courses that make up the School Public Relations COGS may also be applied towards Rowan University's M.A. in Strategic Communication program or the IMC & New Media Certificate program.


The following courses make up the School Public Relations Certificate of Graduate Study program. Each course is scheduled in 8 week modules with each week of work starting every Tuesday at 8:00 a.m. and ending every Monday at midnight (Eastern Standard Time).

  • Required Courses: 6 semester hours (s.h.)
  • Elective Courses: 3 semester hours (s.h.)
Required Courses
Course Number
S.H. (Credits)
MAPR 01547 Graduate Strategic Writing I 3
MAPR 98503 School Public Relations 3
MAPR 01550 Introduction to Graduate Strategic Communication Research 3
Total Program Semester Hours: 9

Admissions Requirements

The following is a list of items required to begin the application process for the program. There may be additional action or materials required for admission to the program. Upon receipt of the materials below a representative from the Rowan Global Admissions Processing Office will contact you with confirmation or indicating any missing items.

  • $65 (U.S.) non-refundable application fee

  • Bachelor's degree (or its equivalent) from an accredited institution of higher learning

  • Official transcripts from all colleges attended (regardless of number of credits earned)

  • Current professional resume

  • Two letters of recommendation

    • Letters of recommendation should be from professional administrators and include information, which attests to applicant's ability to pursue a graduate degree
  • Writing Sample: Brochures, flyers, professional statements, and other written and printed works are encouraged; as well as any other materials that have been professionally published.


Start Dates & Application Deadlines

The chart below details available entry terms for the School Public Relations Certificate of Graduate Study program as well as corresponding application deadlines. Submitting the Application Form is only the first step to beginning the admission process. All of the required materials listed above must be received on or before the application completion deadline for your desired entry term to be considered for admission to that term. We encourage you to complete the application form and begin submitting your materials at least one month before the deadline indicated.

Entry Term Start Date Application Deadline
Fall - Module 1 September 1 August 1
Fall - Module 2 October 20 September 15
Spring - Module 3 January 19 November 1