Public Communication, MA

Master of Arts Degree in Public Communication

University of Nebraska at Kearney

  • Fully Online
  • 36
  • $315.00
  • $504.00

Why Pursue This Program

The online Public Communication, MA is designed to equip graduates with the expertise to craft nuanced and detailed messaging that will strengthen the relationship between their organization and the public.

Students choose this program to:

  • Gain a fundamental knowledge of communication theory and research.
  • Build specialized skills to communicate with the public.
  • Receive expertise to craft nuanced and detailed messaging that will strengthen the relationship between their organization and the public.

Students will choose between a practicum experience or thesis based on their professional and academic goals.

Career Outlook:

Organizations will continue to emphasize community outreach and customer relations as a way to maintain and enhance their reputation and visibility. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the demand for public relations specialists is projected to grow at a rate of 6%, which is as fast as the national average for all professions.

This program is ideal for professionals looking to work as:

  • Public Relations Specialist
  • Human Resources Specialist
  • Training and Development Specialist
  • Advertising and Promotions Manager
  • Public Relations and Fundraising Manager

What's it like to take a program online?

Quality learning experience

The University of Nebraska has offered distance education courses for more than 100 years so you can expect a quality, rigorous experience. Online courses are often highly interactive with faculty and students communicating through e-mail, discussion forums and chat groups. You’ll have direct access to world-class faculty – researchers who are experts in their fields or practitioners with real-world experience. Also, you’ll be part of a community of learners and can benefit from the perspectives of students from across the globe.


Online learning gives you the flexibility and freedom to attend your classes wherever is convenient to you. You can save time and money by being able to continue to work and by avoiding relocation or travel costs. You will be required to complete assignments in a certain timeframe, but in most instances, you can log in and complete coursework during the time of day that works best for you. You aren’t tied to a specific class time.

Service you expect from a leading University

Online learners at the University of Nebraska have access to the same student services available to on-campus students. An academic adviser will guide you along your journey, library services are available to help you excel in your program and career services are available when you are ready to take your next step. These are just a few of the services in place to help you succeed.

About Faculty

University of Nebraska online courses are taught by expert faculty who embody the qualities resulting from research experience and professional/field experience. Students learn from faculty with a variety of backgrounds, many of whom are published researchers in their fields. NU faculty who teach online do so in a way that optimizes learning within the online modality and because technology enables students to access education they may otherwise may not be able to pursue.