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Certificate in Public Relations and Communications Management

The Certificate in Public Relations and Communication Management is professionally based and includes content updated with best practices in industry and the latest communication research. Students have opportunities to work directly with industry on real and evolving public relations cases. The content is aligned to the pathways of the International Associaton of Business Communicators (IABC), and the Canadian Public Relations Society (CPRS) and Société Quebecoise des Professionnels en Relations Publiques (SQPRP). Representatives of these and other professional associations participate in the Program Committee.

Program Outline: Certificate (Cert.) Public Relations and Communication Management

Course Schedule

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Type:   Certificate
Courses:  10
Credits:  30
Schedule:   Full-time or Part-time
Time:  Evenings, Mon-Thurs
Delivery: In person
Unit:   Global and Strategic Communication
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Learning Outcomes


The program is designed to enable you to:

  • Conduct public relations research
  • Use best practices for social and traditional media relations
  • Plan corporate communications
  • Support a firm’s internal communications
  • Navigate the public policy process
  • Prepare communication plans

Program Courses

Certificate (Cert.) Public Relations and Communication Management (30 Credits)


Admission Requirements
  • Applicants must hold a CEGEP diploma (DCS, DEC or equivalent).
  • Applicants who do not have the normal academic background for admission but are 21 years of age and older may be admitted as mature students.
  • Applicants between 18 and 21 years of age who do not have a CEGEP diploma but have at least a high school leaving certificate may be accepted into a qualifying program (a copy of the certificate must be provided).
  • Students below 18 years of age without a CEGEP diploma (DEC) will not be admitted to a certificate program, nor will they be permitted to take courses.
  • All students applying to Career and Professional Development undergraduate programs must be proficient in English.

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Need help applying?

Contact us at info.conted [at] mcgill.ca
or call 514-398-6200


Questions about your admission?

Contact us at admissions.conted [at] mcgill.ca
or call 514-398-6200

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