UCM PR Online Completion Program (app. 60 credits)

THIS IS A DRAFT OF THE PROGRAM ONLY

The voice behind the voice, public relations is where strategic communication and business come together.

The job market for our graduates is excellent; many receive offers before they graduate.  Meet some of our PR graduates and learn about their careers here.

  • At UCM, anyone with a 60-credit-hour associate’s degree, or comparable total hours generated, can join us “online” and graduate in 4 semesters through our innovative synchronous-asynchronous inclusive program delivery. We use technology to bring students, faculty and coursework together anytime and anywhere. #teamUCMPR #LearningToAGreaterDegree
  • Contact the Office of Extended Studies for details, extstudies@ucmo.edu
    Tel: (660) 543-4984
  • You can also contact Extended Studies advisors Brenda at fuhr@ucmo.edu or Katie at honomichl@ucmo.edu.

Option 1: Summer start date – graduate in 2 years

Summer One
PR 2620 Principles of Public Relations (3) (online)
PR Elective** (3)

Fall One
PR 1600 Orientation to PR* (3) (synchronous-asynchronous delivery)
PR 3605 Survey of PR Research & Theory (3) (synchronous-asynchronous delivery)
PR 3610 Writing & Editing for PR (3) (synchronous-asynchronous delivery)
PR 3640 Integrated Strategic Communication (3) (online)

Spring One
PR 3620 Strategic Planning & Research for PR (3) (synchronous-asynchronous delivery)
PR 3525 Design & Layout (3) (synchronous-asynchronous delivery)
PR 4650 Public Relations & Promotional Law (3) (online)
PR Elective** (3)

Summer Two
PR 4605 Public Relations Internship (3)
PR Elective** (3)

Fall Two
PR 4610 PR Management & Industry Practices (3) (synchronous-asynchronous delivery)
PR 4680 Advanced PR Writing (3) (synchronous-asynchronous delivery)
PR 4685 Strategic PR Case Analysis (3) (synchronous-asynchronous delivery)
PR Elective** (3)

Spring Two
PR 4630 Electronic and Social Media for PR (3) (synchronous-asynchronous delivery)
PR 4690 Public Relations Campaigns (3) (synchronous-asynchronous delivery)
University Elective (3)
University Elective (3)

*Online 2+2 students can seek permission to take PR 1600 concurrently with PR 3610 or 3620

**Approved PR Electives list:
PR 4600 Special Topics in PR (3-9, may be repeated up to 9 credit hours)
PR 4605 PR Internship (3, may be taken for elective credits after 3 required 4605 credits completed)
PR 4625 Innovative Public Relations – student-led agency (3-9, may be repeated up to 9 credit hours)
PR 4627 Special Projects in Public Relations (1-3)
PR 4640 Advanced PR Design (3)
PR 4655 Global Sports PR (3)
PR 4670 Strategic Crisis Communication (3)
PR 4675 Media Training (3)

Option 2: Fall start date – graduate in 2 years

Fall One
PR 1600 Orientation to PR* (3) (synchronous-asynchronous delivery)
PR 2620 Principles of Public Relations (3) (online)
PR 3605 Survey of PR Research & Theory (3) (synchronous-asynchronous delivery)
PR 3640 Integrated Strategic Communication (3) (online)

Spring One
PR 3610 Writing & Editing for PR (3) (synchronous-asynchronous delivery)
PR 3620 Strategic Planning & Research for PR (3) (synchronous-asynchronous delivery)
PR 3525 Design & Layout (3) (synchronous-asynchronous delivery)
PR 4650 Public Relations & Promotional Law (3) (online)

Summer One
PR 4605 Public Relations Internship (3)
PR Elective** (3)

Fall Two
PR 4610 PR Management & Industry Practices (3) (synchronous-asynchronous delivery)
PR 4680 Advanced PR Writing (3) (synchronous-asynchronous delivery)
PR 4685 Strategic PR Case Analysis (3) (synchronous-asynchronous delivery)
PR Elective** (3)

Spring Two
PR 4630 Electronic and Social Media for PR (3) (synchronous-asynchronous delivery)
PR 4690 Public Relations Campaigns (3) (synchronous-asynchronous delivery)
PR Elective** (3)
University Elective (3)

Summer Two
PR Elective** (3)
University Elective (3)

*Online 2+2 students can seek permission to take PR 1600 concurrently with PR 3610 or 3620

**Approved PR Electives list:
PR 4600 Special Topics in PR (3-9, may be repeated up to 9 credit hours)
PR 4605 PR Internship (3, may be taken for elective credits after 3 required 4605 credits completed)
PR 4625 Innovative Public Relations – student-led agency (3-9, may be repeated up to 9 credit hours)
PR 4627 Special Projects in Public Relations (1-3)
PR 4640 Advanced PR Design (3)
PR 4655 Global Sports PR (3)
PR 4670 Strategic Crisis Communication (3)
PR 4675 Media Training (3)

Option 3: Spring start date – graduate in 2 years

Spring One
PR 1600 Orientation to PR* (3) (synchronous-asynchronous delivery)
PR 2620 Principles of Public Relations (3) (online)
PR 3605 Survey of PR Research & Theory (3) (synchronous-asynchronous delivery)
PR 3640 Integrated Strategic Communication (3) (online)

Summer One
PR Elective** (3)
University Elective (3)

Fall One
PR 3610 Writing & Editing for PR (3) (synchronous-asynchronous delivery)
PR 3620 Strategic Planning & Research for PR (3) (synchronous-asynchronous delivery)
PR 3525 Design & Layout (3) (synchronous-asynchronous delivery)
PR 4650 Public Relations & Promotional Law (3) (online)

Spring Two
PR 4630 Electronic and Social Media for PR (3) (synchronous-asynchronous delivery)
PR 4680 Advanced PR Writing (3) (synchronous-asynchronous delivery)
PR 4685 Strategic PR Case Analysis (3) (synchronous-asynchronous delivery)
PR Elective** (3)

Summer Two
PR 4605 Public Relations Internship (3)
PR Elective** (3)

Fall Two
PR 4610 PR Management & Industry Practices (3) (synchronous-asynchronous delivery)
PR 4690 Public Relations Campaigns (3) (synchronous-asynchronous delivery)
PR Elective** (3)
University Elective (3)

*Online 2+2 students can seek permission to take PR 1600 concurrently with PR 3610 or 3620

**Approved PR Electives list:
PR 4600 Special Topics in PR (3-9, may be repeated up to 9 credit hours)
PR 4605 PR Internship (3, may be taken for elective credits after 3 required 4605 credits completed)
PR 4625 Innovative Public Relations – student-led agency (3-9, may be repeated up to 9 credit hours)
PR 4627 Special Projects in Public Relations (1-3)
PR 4640 Advanced PR Design (3)
PR 4655 Global Sports PR (3)
PR 4670 Strategic Crisis Communication (3)
PR 4675 Media Training (3)