Update: Does a master’s degree in PR or Comm help?

In early November I wrote a post “Does a master’s degree in PR or Comm help?” The dilemma was whether or not this public relations practitioner and blogger should pursue a master’s degree in PR or communication. I applied for a MS in Interactive Communication from Quinnipiac University and was accepted! 

I turned down the opportunity. BUT – After conversing with colleagues and mentors, I know a master’s degree in PR will be something I pursue in the future. It’s a personal goal of mine. The QU program wasn’t the right program for me. It was not PR based and I really couldn’t justify it. I applied because the opportunity for me to have a master’s degree at a young age was very appealing.

It still is appealing, but I’m not going to invest a lot of money into higher education right now. It has to be the perfect program.

One Response to “Update: Does a master’s degree in PR or Comm help?”

  1. Rachel Esterline .:. A Step Ahead.:. - December 11th, 2008

    Getting your master’s is a good goal to have, but I think it’s a good idea to wait until you find the perfect program.

    I would suggest looking into getting your APR though. I’ve read a lot about them and have heard from a lot of professionals who look upon them highly. Plus, it’s cheaper than a master’s.


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