Academic Programs Catalog

College of Communication Arts and Sciences

Department of Advertising and Public Relations

Linked Bachelors-Master's Degree in Public Relations (this program is in moratorium effective Spring 2020 through Spring 2023)

Bachelor of Arts Degree in Advertising Creative
Master of Arts Degree in Public Relations

The department welcomes applications from Michigan State University undergraduate Advertising Creative majors with at least 86 credits.  Admission applications must be made prior to the final semester as an Advertising Creative undergraduate.  Admission to the program requires a minimum undergraduate grade point average of 3.50, a statement of goals for the master’s degree, Graduate Record Examination scores, at least two letters of recommendation from faculty in the Department of Advertising and Public Relations, and an approved program of study for the master’s degree at the time of admission.  Admission to the Linked Bachelor’s-Master’s Program allows the application of up to 9 credits toward the master’s program for qualifying 400-level and above course work taken at the undergraduate level at Michigan State University or an external accredited institution.  The number of approved credits, not to exceed 9, is applied toward the credit requirement of the master’s degree.  No 400-level courses with a grade lower than 3.0 will count toward the master’s degree.  Credit obtained from 400-level pass-fail courses and internships will not count toward the degree.  Credits applied to the Linked Bachelor’s-Master’s Program are not eligible to be applied to any other graduate degree program.