We all know someone who fits in this category: a hardworking professional who puts in exhausting, difficult hours, yet is still dedicated to lifelong learning. That person probably realizes — along with the millions of others in and out of the workforce — that most people will work across several industries in their lifetimes. Career employment with one company has slipped into history’s dustbin.
But, who has time to go back to college, commute, and sit in classes to prepare for one’s “next career” given the need to pay the bills and maintain a family life?
Enter Kent State University’s new online Master’s Degree program concentrated in Public Relations. What makes the program enticing is that it is asynchronous, which is the official word meaning “totally online.” Now, professionals from across the nation can enjoy the benefits of a world-class Kent State University degree from wherever they live. The program launches with its first cohort of students on January 10, 2011.
Based on a mix of traditional Master’s Degree courses offered in Kent State’s face-to-face M.A. program and new, cutting-edge classes, the online degree provides students with the tools to succeed in the Twenty-First Century communications world, while maintaining the intellectual and academic rigor one would expect in an advanced degree. This mix replicates the mindset of the most successful professional communicators — a passion for learning combined with a high degree of intellectual curiosity. These skills place public relations professionals and other communicators at the heart of the engine that drives organizations.
At Kent State, we realized that busy professionals need options for gaining the advanced education that will make them more successful. As such, we designed the online program to help students maximize their potential, regardless of location. What students and potential students will find as they investigate the program and its world-class faculty members, is a deep commitment to providing students with a meaningful, intellectually rigorous learning environment.
Therefore, students will learn about social media, internal communications, law, PR finance, measuring ROI, PR Theory, and many others from instructors who are not only great teachers, but have vast real-world experience. The Kent State online M.A. faculty members have more than 100 years combined practical experience leading top agencies, Fortune 100 communications, and their own firms and have won countless industry awards, from local and regional associations to the Public Relations Society of America’s Silver Anvil, considered the Academy Award of public relations. They have also written numerous books, articles, and case studies and presented their work at industry conferences and other venues.
Please feel free to contact me directly for more information about the online Master’s degree program in PR at email@example.com or 330.672.2571. You can also find more information at http://publicrelations.kent.edu/