Master of Professional Studies in Public Relations & Corporate Communications

Public Relations & Corporate Communications

Schedule / Fall 2016

The Master of Professional Studies in Public Relations & Corporate Communications program provides students the skills and tools needed to think strategically, write clearly, and know the latest digital best practices. The curriculum offers multidisciplinary learning experiences and unique opportunities to work with professional clients. See below for the course schedule.



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Schedule / Fall 2016
Course Name Course No. and CRN Instructors Dates
Activating Audiences for Causes MPPR-906-01 CRN: 29188 Parker, E.
August 31 - December 20, 2016
  Class meetings
Mon; Aug 31, 2016 to Dec 20, 2016 5:20 PM - 7:50 PM 640 Mass Ave. C126
  Syllabus: Download syllabus Notes: Additional 150 minute distance learning requirement. Must have completed MPPR-505: Elements of Communications Planning to take this course.
Public Relations and Corporate Communications Capstone MPPR-950-02 CRN: 26908 Johnson, B.
Spaulding, C.
August 31 - December 20, 2016
  Class meetings
Mon; Aug 31, 2016 to Dec 20, 2016 5:20 PM - 7:50 PM 640 Mass Ave. C103B
  Syllabus: Download syllabus Notes: Course is core requirement for the MPS degree and a minimum grade of "B" is needed to pass. Additional 150 minute distance learning requirement Must have completed MPPR 500-Ethics & MPPR 505 Elements of Communications Planning.
Public Relations and Corporate Communications Capstone MPPR-950-01 CRN: 22212 Johnson, B.
Spaulding, C.
August 31 - December 20, 2016
  Class meetings
Mon; Aug 31, 2016 to Dec 20, 2016 5:20 PM - 7:50 PM 640 Mass Ave. C103A
  Syllabus: Download syllabus Notes: Core requirement for MPS degree and a minimum grade of "B" is needed to pass. Additional 150 minute distance learning component. Must have completed MPPR 500- Ethics and MPPR 505 Elements of Communications Planning
Cause Consulting MPPR-900-01 CRN: 12264 Trybus, J.
August 31 - December 20, 2016
  Class meetings
Tue; Aug 31, 2016 to Dec 20, 2016 5:20 PM - 7:50 PM 640 Mass Ave. C125
  Syllabus: Download syllabus Notes: Must have completed MPPR 505 Elements of Communications Planning
Communications Research MPPR-870-02 CRN: 30906 Coons, B.
August 31 - December 20, 2016
  Class meetings
Thu; Aug 31, 2016 to Dec 20, 2016 5:20 PM - 7:50 PM 640 Mass Ave. C221
  Syllabus: Download syllabus Notes: Additional 150 minute distance learning is required
Communications Research MPPR-870-101 CRN: 30905 Earley, M.
August 31 - December 20, 2016
  Class meetings Online
  Syllabus: Download syllabus Notes: This MPS PRCC course meets online
Conversations About Ethics: Philosophical, Professional, and Personal MPPR-500-03 CRN: 24129 Day, C.
August 31 - December 20, 2016
  Class meetings
Thu; Aug 31, 2016 to Dec 20, 2016 8:00 PM - 10:30 PM 640 Mass Ave. C219
  Syllabus: Download syllabus Notes: Core requirement for the MPS degree. Additional 150 minute learning component.
Conversations About Ethics: Philosophical, Professional, and Personal MPPR-500-01 CRN: 15027 Stewart, M.
August 31 - December 20, 2016
  Class meetings
Tue; Aug 31, 2016 to Dec 20, 2016 5:20 PM - 7:50 PM 640 Mass Ave. C221
  Syllabus: Download syllabus Notes: Core requirement for the MPS degree.
Conversations About Ethics: Philosophical, Professional, and Personal MPPR-500-02 CRN: 20990 Patty Long
August 31 - December 20, 2016
  Class meetings
Thu; Aug 31, 2016 to Dec 20, 2016 5:20 PM - 7:50 PM 640 Mass Ave. C219
  Syllabus: Download syllabus Notes: Core requirement for the MPS degree. Needs 150 minutes distance learning component.
Conversations About Ethics: Philosophical, Professional, and Personal MPPR-500-201 CRN: 30899 Stewart, M.
October 26 - December 20, 2016
  Class meetings Online
  Syllabus: Download syllabus Notes: This core requirement of the MPS PRCC degree meets online
Corporate Communications MPPR-730-01 CRN: 20407 Clemons, S.
August 31 - December 20, 2016
  Class meetings
Mon; Aug 31, 2016 to Dec 20, 2016 8:00 PM - 10:30 PM 640 Mass Ave. C220
  Syllabus: Download syllabus Notes: Additional 150 minute distance learning component included.
Digital Analytics and Measurement MPPR-506-01 CRN: 27671 Vallo, A.
August 31 - December 20, 2016
  Class meetings
Thu; Aug 31, 2016 to Dec 20, 2016 8:00 PM - 10:30 PM 640 Mass Ave. C224
  Syllabus: Download syllabus Notes: Additional 150 minute distance learning component included. Must have completed MPPR 505 Elements of Communications Planning Cross-listed with MPMC-806
Digital Analytics and Measurement MPPR-506-02 CRN: 29406 Lukich, M.
August 31 - December 20, 2016
  Class meetings
Mon; Aug 31, 2016 to Dec 20, 2016 5:20 PM - 7:50 PM 640 Mass Ave. C220
  Syllabus: Download syllabus Notes: Must have completed MPPR-505: Elements of Communications Planning to take this course. Additional 150 minutes of distance learning is required for this class. Cross-listed with MPMC-806
Digital Communications Strategy MPPR-755-01 CRN: 22206 Alex Milwee
August 31 - December 20, 2016
  Class meetings
Wed; Aug 31, 2016 to Dec 20, 2016 8:00 PM - 10:30 PM 640 Mass Ave. C219
  Syllabus: Download syllabus
Digital Communications Strategy MPPR-755-02 CRN: 20994 Judah, J.
August 31 - December 20, 2016
  Class meetings
Wed; Aug 31, 2016 to Dec 20, 2016 5:20 PM - 7:50 PM 640 Mass Ave. C228
  Syllabus: Download syllabus
Digital Communications Strategy MPPR-755-101 CRN: 30903 Matt Heim
August 31 - December 20, 2016
  Class meetings Online
  Syllabus: Download syllabus Notes: This MPS PRCC course meets online
Digital Marketing MPPR-881-01 CRN: 28647 Scriven, K.
August 31 - December 20, 2016
  Class meetings
Tue; Aug 31, 2016 to Dec 20, 2016 5:20 PM - 7:50 PM 640 Mass Ave. C220
  Syllabus: Download syllabus
Digital Marketing MPPR-881-02 CRN: 29407 Tim Ito
August 31 - December 20, 2016
  Class meetings
Tue; Aug 31, 2016 to Dec 20, 2016 8:00 PM - 10:30 PM 640 Mass Ave. C218
  Syllabus: Download syllabus
Elements of Communications Planning MPPR-505-03 CRN: 24130 Bradley, E.
August 31 - December 20, 2016
  Class meetings
Wed; Aug 31, 2016 to Dec 20, 2016 5:20 PM - 7:50 PM 640 Mass Ave. C220
  Syllabus: Download syllabus Notes: Foundation requirement for PRCC
Elements of Communications Planning MPPR-505-02 CRN: 22205 Johnson, B.
August 31 - December 20, 2016
  Class meetings
Tue; Aug 31, 2016 to Dec 20, 2016 8:00 PM - 10:30 PM 640 Mass Ave. C219
  Syllabus: Download syllabus Notes: Foundation requirement in PRCC
Elements of Communications Planning MPPR-505-01 CRN: 22204 Johnson, B.
August 31 - December 20, 2016
  Class meetings
Tue; Aug 31, 2016 to Dec 20, 2016 5:20 PM - 7:50 PM 640 Mass Ave. C219
  Syllabus: Download syllabus Notes: Foundation requirement for PRCC
Elements of Communications Planning MPPR-505-04 CRN: 31608 Cohen, M.
August 31 - December 20, 2016
  Class meetings
Wed; Aug 31, 2016 to Dec 20, 2016 8:00 PM - 10:30 PM 640 Mass Ave. C220
  Syllabus: Download syllabus Notes: Foundation requirement for PRCC
Elements of Communications Planning MPPR-505-101 CRN: 30900 Dziemian, N.
August 31 - December 20, 2016
  Class meetings Online
  Syllabus: Download syllabus Notes: This MPS PRCC degree foundational requirement meets online
Integrated Marketing Communications MPPR-760-01 CRN: 22207 Motruk, J.
August 31 - December 20, 2016
  Class meetings
Mon; Aug 31, 2016 to Dec 20, 2016 8:00 PM - 10:30 PM 640 Mass Ave. C229
  Syllabus: Download syllabus Notes: Must have completed MPPR 505 Elements of Communications Planning Additional 150 minute distance learning is required
Leadership in Communications MPPR-836-01 CRN: 25578 Bruce Harrison
Muhlberg, J.
August 31 - December 20, 2016
  Class meetings
Thu; Aug 31, 2016 to Dec 20, 2016 5:20 PM - 7:50 PM 640 Mass Ave. C204
  Syllabus: Download syllabus Notes: Additional 150 minute distance learning requirement
Media Relations MPPR-710-01 CRN: 12260 Hennessy, E.
August 31 - December 20, 2016
  Class meetings
Mon; Aug 31, 2016 to Dec 20, 2016 5:20 PM - 7:50 PM 640 Mass Ave. C221
  Syllabus: Download syllabus Notes: Additional 150 minute distance learning requirement. X-listed with MPJO 733
MPS PR/CC Internship MPPR-863-01 CRN: 28159 Cohen, M.
August 31 - December 20, 2016
  Class meetings
Aug 31, 2016 to Dec 20, 2016 640 Mass Ave.
  Syllabus: Download syllabus Notes: Extensive, documented academic activity and experimental learning outside of the classroom (min. 6-8 hours per week) is required. Program approval is required.
MPS PR/CC Internship II MPPR-873-01 CRN: 28646 Cohen, M.
August 31 - December 20, 2016
  Class meetings
Aug 31, 2016 to Dec 20, 2016 640 Mass Ave.
  Syllabus: Download syllabus Notes: Internship II is for students who have completed Internship I previously. Extensive, documented academic activity and experimental learning outside of the classroom (min. 6-8 hours per week) is required. Program approval is required.
Personal Branding MPPR-891-02 CRN: 30907 Blymire, C.
August 31 - December 20, 2016
  Class meetings
Wed; Aug 31, 2016 to Dec 20, 2016 8:00 PM - 10:30 PM 640 Mass Ave. C221
  Syllabus: Download syllabus
Personal Branding MPPR-891-01 CRN: 27889 Blymire, C.
August 31 - December 20, 2016
  Class meetings
Wed; Aug 31, 2016 to Dec 20, 2016 5:20 PM - 7:50 PM 640 Mass Ave. C221
  Syllabus: Download syllabus Notes: Additional 150 minute distance learning component. X-listed with MPJO 891, MPMC-891
PR Case Studies MPPR-605-01 CRN: 18546 Fran Bernhards
August 31 - December 20, 2016
  Class meetings
Mon; Aug 31, 2016 to Dec 20, 2016 5:20 PM - 7:50 PM 640 Mass Ave. C222
  Syllabus: Download syllabus Notes: Additional 150 minute distance learning component.
Project Management and Budgeting for Communicators MPPR-837-01 CRN: 27673 Marcus, E.
August 31 - December 20, 2016
  Class meetings
Thu; Aug 31, 2016 to Dec 20, 2016 5:20 PM - 7:50 PM 640 Mass Ave. C220
  Syllabus: Download syllabus Notes: Additional 150 minute distance learning requirement
Project Management and Budgeting for Communicators MPPR-837-101 CRN: 30904 Ballard, S.
August 31 - December 20, 2016
  Class meetings Online
  Syllabus: Download syllabus Notes: This MPS PRCC course meets online
Public Affairs: Developing and Managing Successful Campaigns MPPR-795-01 CRN: 27888 Sheehan, L.
August 31 - December 20, 2016
  Class meetings
Wed; Aug 31, 2016 to Dec 20, 2016 8:00 PM - 10:30 PM 640 Mass Ave. C218
  Syllabus: Download syllabus
Public Relations Writing MPPR-700-02 CRN: 28035 Mike Long
August 31 - December 20, 2016
  Class meetings
Tue; Aug 31, 2016 to Dec 20, 2016 8:00 PM - 10:30 PM 640 Mass Ave. C224
  Syllabus: Download syllabus
Public Relations Writing MPPR-700-01 CRN: 12259 Mike Long
August 31 - December 20, 2016
  Class meetings
Tue; Aug 31, 2016 to Dec 20, 2016 5:20 PM - 7:50 PM 640 Mass Ave. C224
  Syllabus: Download syllabus
Public Relations Writing MPPR-700-101 CRN: 30902 Spaulding, C.
August 31 - December 20, 2016
  Class meetings Online
  Syllabus: Download syllabus Notes: This MPS PRCC course meets online
Public Speaking & Pitching MPPR-600-01 CRN: 30901 Padovano, S.
August 31 - December 20, 2016
  Class meetings
Wed; Aug 31, 2016 to Dec 20, 2016 5:20 PM - 7:50 PM 640 Mass Ave. C127
  Notes: Must have completed MPPR-505 Elements of Communications Planning. This course is cross listed with MPMC 890-01
Speech Writing MPPR-885-01 CRN: 28645 Granfield, R.
Imbrie, W.
August 31 - December 20, 2016
  Class meetings
Mon; Aug 31, 2016 to Dec 20, 2016 8:00 PM - 10:30 PM 640 Mass Ave. C222
  Syllabus: Download syllabus Notes: Additional 150 minute distance learning is required
Strt Career Planning & Mgmt MPPR-560-01 CRN: 27908 Sunny Levitt
August 31 - December 20, 2016
  Class meetings
Wed; Aug 31, 2016 to Dec 20, 2016 5:20 PM - 7:50 PM 640 Mass Ave. C217
  Syllabus: Download syllabus Notes: Also listed as MPJO-560, MPMC-560. Students should have completed on semester in PR/CC program. This is a zero-credit, non-graded course. Students who miss more than two classes or more than one assignment will be administratively withdrawn from the course.
Visual Communications MPPR-778-01 CRN: 31597 Wang, X.
August 31 - December 20, 2016
  Class meetings
Tue; Aug 31, 2016 to Dec 20, 2016 5:20 PM - 7:50 PM 640 Mass Ave. C226
  Syllabus: Download syllabus Notes: This course is cross-listed with MPMC 878 and MPJO 778. Must have completed MPPR 505 - Elements of Communications Planning to take this course.
Visual Communications MPPR-778-02 CRN: 31598 Wang, X.
August 31 - December 20, 2016
  Class meetings
Tue; Aug 31, 2016 to Dec 20, 2016 8:00 PM - 10:30 PM 640 Mass Ave. C226
  Syllabus: Download syllabus Notes: This course is cross-listed with MPMC 878 and MPJO 778. Must have completed MPPR 505 Elements of Communications Planning to take this course.

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