College, University Programs & Academia

Conestoga College
Public Relations, Honours B.A.
CPRS Recognized Program
Fran Gregory, MSc., APR
School of Media and Design
299 Doon Valley Drive
Kitchener, ON N2G 4M4
Tel: 519-748-5220 ext. 3791
fgregory@conestogac.on.ca

Website

Program Type: Bachelor Degree


 

When businesses, not-for-profit groups and governments need to communicate effectively with people inside and outside the organization, they turn to public relations practitioners. Conestoga’s PR diploma program allows you to meet the challenge, mastering a wide range of communication techniques and strategies, from media conferences and speeches to publications, websites and social media. Our faculty members bring decades of industry experience to the classroom and cover every stage of the PR process. You’ll learn how to conduct research, plan campaigns, write and produce compelling messages and help your organization manage its reputation. Our graduates emerge able to think strategically, write with flair and execute with confidence. The program includes a 6-week practicum work placement and a final capstone exam, providing you with significant work for your portfolio and the confidence to pursue employment in public relations.

Please note that our diploma graduates have the opportunity to bridge into our Bachelor of Public Relations degree program.

Sample career paths: Communication positions in organizations of all sizes and in all sectors, including high tech, arts and culture, financial services, sports and entertainment, health care and not-for-profits. Many grads also build their careers working for PR agencies or building one of their own.


 
Mount Royal University
Bachelor of Communication (BCMM)
CPRS Recognized Program
Allison MacKenzie, ABC,MC, MBA, MA Comm
Faculty of Business and Communications Studies
4825 Mount Royal Gate SW
Calgary, AB, T3E 6K6
Tel: (403) 440-6111
amackenzie@mtroyal.ca 

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Program Type: Batchelor Degree
 

Mount Saint Vincent University
Masters of Public Relations (MPR)
CPRS Recognized Program
Amy Thurlow, PhD, APR, FCPRS or Kathryn Britten
Department of Communication Studies
166 Bedford Highway
Halifax, NS B3M 2J6
Tel: (902) 457-6490
Kathryn.britten@msvu.ca ; Amy.thurlow@msvu.ca

Website

Program Type: Masters Degree


 


The Masters of Public Relations (MPR) program in the Department of Communication Studies at MSVU offers you a unique opportunity for advanced education in public relations. In this program, you will develop a deep and meaningful understanding of the discipline of Public Relations—its philosophies, its principles, and how these apply to professional practice.

The MPR program is an applied (non-thesis) program for Bachelor of Public Relations graduates, as well as graduates of other programs with professional experience in the field. It will prepare you to excel as a practitioner, and to become a leader in your field. The program is offered via a flexible learning format. Our students learn alongside classmates across the country and beyond through a collaborative, dynamic, and interactive learning environment. As a full- or part-time student in this degree you can earn your degree entirely online, supported by a team of faculty and staff committed to your success. Upon acceptance to the program, you will be paired with a faculty advisor who will work with you throughout your degree to set and meet educational and professional goals.

 


Mount Saint Vincent University
Bachelor of Public Relations (BPR)
CPRS Recognized Program
Amy Thurlow PhD, APR, FCPRS or Kathryn Britten
Department of Communication Studies
166 Bedford Highway
Halifax, NS B3M 2J6
Tel: (902) 457-6490
Kathryn.britten@msvu.ca ; Amy.thurlow@msvu.ca

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Program Type: Bachelor Degree


 


Canada's first four-year Bachelor of Public Relations was established at MSVU in 1977. Since that time, more than 2000 graduates have established careers in Canada and beyond. Housed in the Department of Communication Studies at MSVU, this program offers you a foundation in writing, research, planning, implementation and evaluation that prepares them to work in a variety of areas. The BPR degree also includes a co-operative education component that will provide you with a total of 12 months of real-world work experience in progressively challenging public relations positions. In addition to your co-op experience, students you will also have the option of choosing to participate in an international exchange where you may study abroad with one of our international partners. The MSVU BPR degree is nationally recognized as an outstanding program, and with extensive hands-on experience MSVU PR graduates are very competitive in the job market. Program graduates today work as communication advisors, marketing communication specialists, writers, public relations/public affairs managers, account executives, consultants, and event planners, just to name a few examples. MSVU BPR graduates also work in a wide range of specialist areas like employee communication, investor relations, media relations, crisis communication and community relations.

Program Prerequisites:

In addition to Mount Saint Vincent University standard admission requirements, grade XI and XII academic or advanced mathematics are required.

 
University of Victoria
Diploma in Public Relations
CPRS Recognized Program
Laura Vizina, M.Ed, CEC
Division of Continuing Studies
PO Box 1700 STN CSC
Victoria, BC V8W 2Y2
Tel: 1-250-721-6129
Fax: 1-250-721-8774
prprogram@uvic.ca

Website

Program Type: Diploma


 


Today's public relations professionals must be able to design both external and internal communication plans and integrate the new theoretical and practical models of public relations into practice. This exclusively online program meets these needs, preparing you to think critically, develop teamwork skills and a strong work ethic, and manage time effectively while working under the pressure of deadlines and multiple projects. You will acquire valuable writing skills and have a better understanding and application of research. Instructors of the program have extensive experience in communication planning and developing communication tools.

This 10-course program is designed for those entering a career, or already working in PR and other related fields, in public or private sectors, who wish to pursue professional development or earn a recognized credential. You can take this online program part-time to complement your work schedule or opt for a fast-track approach to accelerate program completion.

 
Cambrian College
Public Relations Ontario College Advanced Diploma
Nancy Griffin, Program Coordinator
Public Relations
Sudbury, ON
Tel: 705-566-8101, ext. 785
Program Type: Diploma
 
Camosun
Diploma in Applied Communication
Alison Hogan
Applied Communication Program
Victoria, BC
Tel: 250-370-3697
Program Type: Diploma
 
Canadore College
Public Relations Diploma
Mark Lamontagne
School of Business and Management
100 College Drive
North Bay, ON P1B 8K9
Tel: 705-474-7600 x 5366
Program Type: Diploma
 
Cape Breton University
BA Communications
Dawn White
Department Chair, Communication
Sydney, NS
Tel: 902-563-1627
Program Type: Bachelor Degree
 
Centennial College
Corporate Communications & Public Relations
Dr. Tulsi Dharel, Program Coordinator
Honors Bachelor of Public Relations Management
Toronto, ON
Tel: 416-289-5000 Ext 2680
Program Type: Diploma
 
Centennial College
Public Relations-Corporate Communications
Donna Lindell, Program Coordinator
Public Relations Management
Toronto, ON
Tel: 416-289-5000 Ext 8738
Program Type: Graduate Certificate
 
Durham College
Public Relations Diploma
Lynn Gough,Program Coordinator
Public Relations
Oshawa, ON
Tel: 905-721-2000 x 2571
Program Type: Diploma
 
Fanshawe College
Corporate Communications and Public Relations Program
Jackie Westelaken, Program Coordinator
Public Relations and Corporate Communications
London, ON
Tel: 519-452-4430 x 4552
 
Georgian College
Public Relations and Corporate Communications
Tammy Burke
Marketing Programs
One Georgian Drive
Barrie, ON L4M 3X9
Tel: 705-728-1968 ext.1761
Program Type: Certificate
 
Grant MacEwan University
Public Relations - Career Diploma

Public Relations
5-326H, 10700 - 104 Ave.
Edmonton, AB T5J 4S2
Tel: 780-497-5389
Program Type: Diploma
 
Humber College
Public Relations (Post Graduate) Certificate
Lisa McLachlan, Program Coodinator
Public Relations, Advanced Diploma
Toronto, ON
Tel: 416.675.6622 ext. 3004
Program Type: Graduate Certificate
 
Humber College
Bachelor of Public Relations
Anne Marie Males, Program Coordinator
School of Media Studies and Information Technology
Toronto, ON
Tel: 416.675.6622 ext.79310
Program Type: Bachelor Degree
 
La Cité Collégiale
Relations Publiques
Jean-Maurice Lafond, Coordonnateur de programme
Relations Publiques
Ottawa, ON
Tel: 613-742-2493 x 2241
Program Type: Diploma
 
Lethbridge College
Communication Arts / Advertising & Public Relations
Vicki Hegedus
Communication Arts
3000 College Drive South
Lethbridge, AB T1K 1L6
Tel: 403-320-3202 ext 5362
Program Type: Diploma
 
Loyalist College
Public Relations and Event Management
Kerry Ramsay, Program Director
Public Relations
Belleville, ON
Tel: 613-969-1913 x 2127
Program Type: Graduate Certificate
 
McMaster
Master of Arts in Communication and New Media
Graham Knight
Chair, Graduate Studies, Department of Communication Studies and Multimedia
Hamilton, ON
Tel: 905-525-9140 x 26518
Program Type: Masters Degree
 
Niagara College
Public Relations
General Inquiries
Public Relations
Niagara, ON
Tel: 905-735-2211 x 7559
Program Type: Graduate Certificate
 
Nova Scotia Community College
Public Relations Program
Shelley Murphy
Public Relations
Dartmouth, NS
Tel: 902-491-4689
Program Type: Diploma
 
Red River College
Creative Communications Diploma
Melanie Lee Lockhart, APR
Winnipeg, MB
Tel: 204-949-8313
Program Type: Diploma
 
Royal Roads University
Graduate Certificate in Professional Communication Management
Admissions & Enrolment Services
School of Communication & Culture
2005 Sooke Road
Victoria, BC V9B 5Y2
Tel: 1-877-778-6227
Program Type: Graduate Certificate
 

Royal Roads University
Master of Arts in Professional Communication
Admissions & Enrolment Services
School of Communication & Culture
2005 Sooke Road
Victoria, BC V9B 5Y2
Tel: 1-877-778-6227
Program Type: Masters Degree
 
Royal Roads University
Bachelor of Arts in Professional Communication
Admissions and Enrolment Services
School of Communication and Culture
2005 Sooke Road
Victoria, BC V9B 5Y2
Tel: 1-877-778-6227
Program Type: Bachelor Degree
 
Ryerson University
Public Relations Certificate Program
Nicholas Douloff
Chang School of Continuing Education
350 Victoria Street
Toronto, ON M8B 2K3
Program Type: Continuing Studies Post-Degree Program
 
Ryerson University
Certificate in Public Relations
Wendy Maclean-Cobban
Program Director
Toronto, ON
Program Type: Certificate
 
Seneca College
Corporate Communications
Jeffrey Roach APR, L.M, Program Coordinator
Corporate Communications
Toronto, ON
Tel: 416-491-5050 x 33087
Program Type: Graduate Certificate
 
Sheridan College
Corporate Communications
Andrew Coxhead, Program Coordinator
Corporate Communications
Oakville, ON
Tel: 905-845-9430 x 8748
Program Type: Diploma
 
Simon Fraser University
Public Relations Certificate Program
Enrolment Services
Continuing Studies
515 West Hastings Street
Vancouver, BC V6B 5K3
Tel: 778-782-8000
Program Type: Certificate
 
St. Lawrence College
Advertising & Marketing Communications

Advertising, Communications Management
Kingston, ON
Program Type: Diploma
 
Université de Moncton
Baccalauréat ès arts avec majeure en information-communication ; mineure en relations publiques
François Giroux, directeur des Prog. d'info et com
Faculté des arts et des sciences social
18, avenue Antonine-Maillet
Moncton, NB E1A 3E9
Tel: 506-858-4149
Program Type: Diploma
 

University of Calgary
Bachelor of Communications Studies (BCS / BA)
Dr. David Mitchell, Head of Department
Communications and Culture (Undergrad)
Calgary, AB
Tel: 403-220-6207
Program Type: Bachelor Degree
 
University of Guelph-Humber
Honours B.A. in Media Studies
Jerry Chomyn
Program Head, Media Studies
207 Humber College Blvd.
Toronto, ON M9W 5L7
Tel: 416-798-1331 Ext. 6267
Program Type: Bachelor Degree
 
University of Ottawa
Honours Bachelor in Public Relations
Jenepher Lennox Terrion
Supervisor of the undergraduate program
Ottawa, ON
Tel: 613-562-5800 x 2517
Program Type: Bachelor Degree
 

University of the Fraser Valley (UFV)
Public Relations Certificate
Kim Daley
Access and Continuing Education
33844 King Road
Abbotsford, BC V2S 7M8
Tel: 604-851-6324
Program Type: Graduate Certificate
 
University of Western Ontario
Diploma in Public Relations
Chris Thompson
Program Manager, Continuing Studies (PR Cert.)
London, ON
Tel: 519-661-3658
Program Type: Diploma
 
University of Western Ontario
MA Media Studies
Dr. Sasha Torres
Coordinator, Graduate Programs in Media Studies
London, ON
Tel: 519-661-2111 x 88482
Program Type: Masters Degree
 
University of Winnipeg
Public Relations & Marketing Management Diploma Program
Colleen Little
Professional Studoes Program Coordinator (PR Cert.)
Winnipeg, MB
Tel: 204-982-1165
Program Type: Diploma
 
University of Winnipeg
Public Relations Diploma Program
Ashlie Wilson
Professional Applied and Continuing Education
Program Type: Diploma
 
York University (Partnership with Ryerson)
Communication Studies (BA, iBA)
Dr. Steve Bailey
Program Director
Toronto, ON
Tel: 416-736-5978
 

 

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