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Public Relations and Strategic Communication @ UCM

UCM's Public Relations and Strategic Communication BS Program

One degree, a world of opportunities

(Where business and strategic communication meet)


The University of Central Missouri's Public Relations and Strategic Communication program provides you with world-class opportunities and amazing levels of professional access in public relations and strategic communication.

  • The public relations and strategic communication program at UCM develops professionals who take a public-focused approach to results-driven strategic communication.

  • UCM's globally-certified public relations and strategic communication curriculum has the seal of approval from the Public Relations Society of America and Commission on Public Relations Education.

  • Students get personal attention from faculty members, real-world experiences through internships and in-class clients, and valuable skill sets employers need.

100 percent PR-specific internship placement
17 to 1 student-faculty ratio
97 percent of PR students begin their careers within 6 months


Lots of Early Career Opportunities

  • Sprint - Internal Communications Manager
  • Harrah's NKC - Digital Media Specialist
  • Sullivan, Higdon & Sink - Brand Manager
  • FLM Harvest - Account Supervisor
  • Bernstein-Rein - New Business Development Lead
  • US Travel Association - Communications Coordinator
  • Schools for Children of the World - Marketing Communications Specialist
  • Andrews McMeel Universal - Marketing Communications Coordinator
  • Grand Ole Opry - Corporate Events Planner
  • Associated Wholesale Grocers - Social Media Strategist
  • St. Louis Blues - Group Manager

Students can join our high impact traditional program (4-year or 2-year with transfer of an associate degree) at the Warrensburg campus. We also offer an "online degree completion program" through Extended Studies.

Learn More About the Program




Dr. Tricia Hansen-Horn
Professor / Program Coordinator
Dockery 200
Tel: (660) 543-8635


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