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Be a Strategic Communicator

A major in public relations prepares you to think strategically, evaluate current trends, and develop plans of action that benefit organizations. Use your skills by positively communicating with the community as a public relations professional.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Public Relations managers are highly paid professionals in the modern workforce, with a median salary of $129,430. Furthermore, the number of Public Relations manager roles is expected to grow 6% in the next 10 years, which is faster than average for all occupations.


Features of the Public Relations Program

The Public Relations program at Mount Mary offers students a comprehensive array of skills and practical experience. Here are some of the vital skills and knowledge that will be learned through the Public Relations program here at Mount Mary.

  • Social Media Marketing
  • Advertising and Public Relations Promotions
  • Crisis Communication
  • Persuasive Campaigns

Our major in Public Relations focuses on these topics, in addition to strategic management, viral growth techniques, and influencer marketing. Students are strongly encouraged to minor in Digital Marketing, Writing for New Media, or Entrepreneurship. 


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Potential Career Paths and Earnings:

Public Relations Specialist

  • Average Salary (No Exp): $53K (Glassdoor)
  • Average Salary (7-9 years): $67K

Public Relations Director

  • Average Salary (No Exp): $60K (Glassdoor)
  • Average Salary (7-9 years): $80K

Fundraising Manager

  • Average Salary (No Exp): $60K (Glassdoor)
  • Average Salary (7-9 years): $77K

Account Executive

  • Average Salary (No Exp): $60K (Glassdoor)
  • Average Salary (7-9 years): $80K

Investor Relations Manager

  • Average Salary (No Exp): $84K (Glassdoor)
  • Average Salary (7-9 years): $107K

At the undergraduate level, Mount Mary welcomes all individuals who identify as women (including cisgender and transgender women), intersex individuals who do not identify as male and non-binary individuals.

Whether you’re coming directly from high school, transferring from another university or jumping back into your education after a hiatus, we make the admissions process easy and streamlined. Contact us to be connected with an admissions counselor for more information.

At Mount Mary, we want to give you as much help as possible in pursuing your dreams. That’s why 100% of full-time, undergraduate Mount Mary students receive an academic scholarship or reduced tuition.

The small size of our university means that each student receives the individualized help that they need. At Mount Mary, you won’t get lost in the shuffle or be treated like a number. Our support services are designed to help you achieve your academic and career goals, and include the following resources:

  • Accessibility Services
  • Advising and Career Development
  • Archives and Special Collections
  • Bookstore
  • Business Office
  • Counseling Center
  • Fitness Center
  • IT Services
  • Library
  • Public Safety
  • Registrar's Office
  • Resources for Mothers
  • Student Success Center

With a strong basis in the humanities, Mount Mary focuses on cultivating innovative thinkers. All of our programs incorporate creativity, social justice and leadership to provide students with the knowledge and confidence to transform not just their own futures, but their communities as well. We are a place where women find their voices.

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