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We are excited to announce that effective Fall 2023, the McGill School of Continuing Studies will be offering updated graduate-level programs in a more flexible format. These innovative programs will replace our current Diploma programs, pending approval by the University.

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Diploma in Public Relations and Communications Management

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Diploma in Public Relations and Communications Management

Whether you’re looking to pursue a career in public relations and communications, or you’re already working in the field but would like to further your academic background, this is the program for you. Major emphasis is placed on communication strategy to ensure you are fully prepared to contribute to an organization or work as a consultant.

Program Outline: Diploma (Dip.) Public Relations and Communications Management

Course Schedule
Type:   Diploma
Courses:  10
Credits:  30
Schedule:   Full-time or Part-time
Time:  Evenings, Mon-Thurs
Delivery: In person, In person + Virtual
Unit:   Global and Strategic Communication
Questions?   info.conted [at] mcgill.ca
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Learning Outcomes

The program is designed to enable you to: 

  • Plan public relations campaigns
  • Build relationships with members of the media
  • Apply best practices in the private and not-for-profit sectors
  • Communicate with internal stakeholders
  • Practice in the corporate sector
  • Implement a communications campaign

Program Courses

Diploma (Dip.) Public Relations and Communications Management (30 Credits)

Admission Requirements
  • Applicants must hold an Bachelor’s degree from an approved university with a minimum CGPA of 3.0/4.0 or 3.2/4.0 in the last two years of full-time academic studies.
  • All students applying to Career and Professional Development Graduate programs must be proficient in English.

News and Articles
Music, Mosh Pits, and Mayhem: A Public Relations Journey

Jon Asher, former musician and graduate from the McGill Public Relations and Communication Management program, shares how he transformed his love of music into an entrepreneurial endeavour.

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How to Apply

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Financial Aid

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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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