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.

Boston University
Boston University grants academic waiver to APRs in their Master of Science in Health Communication

  • Boston University will waive two courses, upon acceptance to the school's Master of Science in Health Communication (MSHC) program, reducing tuition cost by an estimated 20 percent. APRs will save time by completing the master's program in as few as 14 months, taking a total of eight courses rather than 10. 

    Learn more about the course waiver and view a short video exploring the MSHC program with Professor Steve Quigley, APR—a former delegate to the PRSA Assembly, recipient of its 2011 Outstanding Educator Award, and former president of the PRSA Boston Chapter.

Marquette University
Marquette University offers academic waivers to APRs in their Master's of Arts in Corporate Communication

  • Marquette University will waive two courses (six credit hours), upon acceptance to the school's Master of Arts in Corporate Communication (MS CCOM) program, reducing tuition costs by estimated 20 percent. APRs will save time completing a total of nine courses rather than 11.

    Learn More about how the two-course waiver recognizes the mastery of strategic communication practice, competencies, and ethical standards achieved by those holding the APR..

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

  • Learn more about how 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.

Syracuse 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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