Earn Your Bachelor’s in Public Relations and Marketing Communications Online

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Do you want to learn how to shape the identity of a business, brand, or organization, and help tell their story to the world? As a student in our online public relations and marketing communications bachelor’s degree program, you will prepare to work at the leading edge of the rapidly evolving media landscape — and make an impact where PR, marketing, communications, and business converge.

In live, face-to-face online classes, Simmons faculty will help you develop knowledge and skills in areas such as messaging strategy, social media, crisis management, data analytics, and advertising and branding using a variety of mediums. Students in our online program benefit from a curriculum that integrates learning experiences in the classroom to real-world scenarios—allowing you to practice both strategic and tactical ways to solve problems, reach audiences, and hone in-demand communications skills.

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Online Public Relations Bachelor’s Program

Complete your BA in Public Relations and Marketing Communications online at Simmons and become a critical asset to any communications team. Apply to join our next class of driven women for an empowering learning experience. 17+ prior college credits are required.

Application Requirements

Our application process is intentionally personal and holistic. We want to get to know you as an individual, as well as your past academic endeavors and your future potential.

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The Online PR and Marketing Communications Curriculum

128 credits needed to graduate

Up to 96 transfer credits accepted

The program curriculum was designed by enthusiastic faculty from the Communications Department and the School of Business to do what we do best: prepare students for long-term success. The program includes courses in PR, marketing, digital communications, and key business topics that align with a variety of industries and roles. Combining engaging coursework with practical experience — including real-world world client projects — our online program is designed to help you excel in any field as a versatile and effective communicator.

As a student in our online PR and marketing communications program, you’ll learn how to manage a brand identity and reputation for any type of organization, from for-profit companies to nonprofit organizations and government agencies. Students in our online program will learn to craft strategic messages, liaise with media contacts, handle crises, analyze data, and share information effectively across digital and traditional platforms.

Explore marketing, business, and public relations courses in our online curriculum.

The Simmons Online Experience

Our immersive and engaging digital campus was developed based on years of research into effective online teaching and learning. Here, you’ll work closely with Simmons faculty mentors who care about your success, collaborate with bright and motivated peers, and grow your understanding of public relations and marketing communications through interactive coursework.

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Where Can an Online PR Degree Program Take You?

As you complete your degree at Simmons, you will develop a deep understanding of communication theory and learn how to shape and share information in a way that helps organizations build momentum, connect with communities, and achieve success.

Graduates are prepared to excel in marketing communications and public relations careers in almost any type of business, including:

  • Entertainment
  • Health Care
  • Higher Education
  • Marketing/Advertising Agencies
  • News/Journalism
  • Nonprofit Organizations
  • Political Campaigns
  • Strategic Communications Firms

Ready to complete your marketing and public relations degree online with Simmons?

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