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University Waivers for APR

In recognition of the mastery of strategic communication practice, competencies and ethical standards achieved by those who have earned APR, there are several universities that offer special opportunities for professionals that hold the designation.

APRs can receive advanced standing credit toward a Master's Degree. Special bonus: earning an advanced degree qualifies you for automatic reaccreditation during that three-year maintenance cycle.

APRs have advanced standing in Northeastern University's Master of Science in Corporate Organizational Communication

  • APRs are able to complete the Master’s in 12 courses rather than 15, with a corresponding 20 percent savings in tuition. This Master’s is available both online and in Boston, making it easy for APRs anywhere to take advantage. Special bonus: earning an advanced degree qualifies you for automatic reaccreditation during that three-year maintenance cycle. Learn more from Northeastern University.

APRs have advanced standing in Boston University's Master of Science in Health Communication  {NEED LOGO}

  • Boston University will waive two courses, upon acceptance to the schools Master of Science in Health Communication (MSHC) program, with a corresponding 20 percent in tuition costs. Save time and earn a master's degree in as few as 14 months. Waiver is equivalent to 8 academic credit hours, requiring APRs to complete the master's program taking 8 courses, rather than 10. Learn more from Boston University.

Syracuse University’s Executive Master’s Degree Program in Communications Management accepts the APR in lieu of GRE scores as part of the admission process.

 

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Testimonial

Studying and earning my APR fundamentally changed the way I approached my work. It brought clarity and structure to what I was doing, and the processes I followed. Good ideas simply weren’t good enough unless there was research to back them up; and no public relations plan was complete without an evaluation of its outcomes. Earning your APR challenges your thinking, shows that you genuinely care about advancing yourself and your profession. Earning my APR — and you DO earn it — was greatest professional gift I gave to myself.

JimCummings photoJim Cummings, APR
Director of Communications & Parent/Community Engagement
Glendale Arizona Elementary School District
Glendale, Arizona

   

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