Master of Professional Studies in Public Relations & Corporate Communications

Public Relations & Corporate Communications

Schedule / Spring 2017

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 / Spring 2017
Course Name Course No. and CRN Instructors Dates
Activating Audiences for Causes MPPR-906-01 CRN: 28497 Parker, E.
January 11 - May 14, 2017
  Class meetings
Mon; Jan 11, 2017 to May 14, 2017 5:20 PM - 7:50 PM 640 Mass Ave. C222
  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: 26913 Johnson, B.
Spaulding, C.
January 11 - May 14, 2017
  Class meetings
Mon; Jan 11, 2017 to May 14, 2017 5:20 PM - 7:50 PM 640 Mass Ave. C103B
Mon; Jan 11, 2017 to May 14, 2017 5:20 PM - 7:50 PM 640 Mass Ave. C103A
  Syllabus: Download syllabus Notes: Additional 150 minute distance learning requirement. Course is core requirement for the MPS degree and a minimum grade of "B" is needed to pass. Must have completed MPPR 500-Ethics & MPPR 505 Elements of Communications Planning.
Public Relations and Corporate Communications Capstone MPPR-950-01 CRN: 22469 Johnson, B.
Spaulding, C.
January 11 - May 14, 2017
  Class meetings
Mon; Jan 11, 2017 to May 14, 2017 5:20 PM - 7:50 PM 640 Mass Ave. C103B
Mon; Jan 11, 2017 to May 14, 2017 5:20 PM - 7:50 PM 640 Mass Ave. C103A
  Syllabus: Download syllabus Notes: Additional 150 minute distance learning requirement. 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.
Cause Consulting MPPR-900-01 CRN: 30360 Trybus, J.
January 11 - May 14, 2017
  Class meetings
Tue; Jan 11, 2017 to May 14, 2017 5:20 PM - 7:50 PM 640 Mass Ave. C218
  Syllabus: Download syllabus Notes: Students must have completed MPPR 505: Elements of Communications Planning to take this course.
Communications Research MPPR-870-01 CRN: 16382 Coons, B.
January 11 - May 14, 2017
  Class meetings
Thu; Jan 11, 2017 to May 14, 2017 5:20 PM - 7:50 PM 640 Mass Ave. C220
  Syllabus: Download syllabus
Communications Research MPPR-870-101 CRN: 32201 Earley, M.
January 11 - May 13, 2017
  Class meetings Online
  Syllabus: Download syllabus Notes: This elective course meets online.
Consulting MPPR-905-101 CRN: 32327 Worth, S.
January 11 - May 13, 2017
  Class meetings Online
  Syllabus: Download syllabus Notes: This elective course meets online. Must have completed MPPR-505: Elements of Communications Planning to take this course.
Conversations About Ethics: Philosophical, Professional, and Personal MPPR-500-02 CRN: 23177 Patty Long
January 11 - May 14, 2017
  Class meetings
Thu; Jan 11, 2017 to May 14, 2017 5:20 PM - 7:50 PM 640 Mass Ave. C229
  Syllabus: Download syllabus Notes: Core course requirement for the PRCC program.
Conversations About Ethics: Philosophical, Professional, and Personal MPPR-500-01 CRN: 14223 Chartese Torrence
January 11 - May 14, 2017
  Class meetings
Tue; Jan 11, 2017 to May 14, 2017 5:20 PM - 7:50 PM 640 Mass Ave. C219
  Syllabus: Download syllabus Notes: Core requirement for the MPS degree.
Conversations About Ethics: Philosophical, Professional, and Personal MPPR-500-102 CRN: 32544 Stewart, M.
January 11 - May 13, 2017
  Class meetings Online
  Notes: This core requirement of the MPS PR/CC degree meets online.
Conversations About Ethics: Philosophical, Professional, and Personal MPPR-500-101 CRN: 30594 Stewart, M.
January 11 - May 13, 2017
  Class meetings Online
  Notes: This core requirement of the MPS PRCC degree meets online.
Corporate Communications MPPR-730-01 CRN: 25022 Clemons, S.
January 11 - May 14, 2017
  Class meetings
Mon; Jan 11, 2017 to May 14, 2017 8:00 PM - 10:30 PM 640 Mass Ave. C219
  Syllabus: Download syllabus Notes: Additional 150 minute distance learning component is required.
Crisis Communications MPPR-810-01 CRN: 25074 Bruce Harrison
Muhlberg, J.
January 11 - May 14, 2017
  Class meetings
Thu; Jan 11, 2017 to May 14, 2017 5:20 PM - 7:50 PM 640 Mass Ave. C204
  Syllabus: Download syllabus
Digital Analytics and Measurement MPPR-506-01 CRN: 30352 Lukich, M.
January 11 - May 14, 2017
  Class meetings
Mon; Jan 11, 2017 to May 14, 2017 5:20 PM - 7:50 PM 640 Mass Ave. C126
  Syllabus: Download syllabus Notes: Cross-listed as MPMC-806-01. Must have completed MPPR-505: Elements of Communications Planning to take this course. Additional 150 minute distance learning component is required.
Digital Analytics and Measurement MPPR-506-02 CRN: 32194 Durand, N.
January 11 - May 13, 2017
  Class meetings
Wed; Jan 11, 2017 to May 13, 2017 8:00 PM - 10:30 PM 640 Mass Ave. C219
  Syllabus: Download syllabus Notes: Cross-listed as MPMC-806-02. Must have completed MPPR-505: Elements of Communications Planning to take this course.
Digital Analytics and Measurement MPPR-506-101 CRN: 32195 Vallo, A.
January 11 - May 13, 2017
  Class meetings Online
  Syllabus: Download syllabus Notes: This elective course meets online. Must have completed MPPR 505: Elements of Communications Planning to take this course.
Digital Communications Strategy MPPR-755-101 CRN: 32197 Matt Heim
January 11 - May 13, 2017
  Class meetings Online
  Syllabus: Download syllabus Notes: This elective course meets online.
Digital Communications Strategy MPPR-755-01 CRN: 25102 McIntyre, W.
January 11 - May 14, 2017
  Class meetings
Wed; Jan 11, 2017 to May 14, 2017 5:20 PM - 7:50 PM 640 Mass Ave. C221
  Syllabus: Download syllabus
Digital Crisis Management MPPR-756-01 CRN: 26568 Webber, D.
January 11 - May 14, 2017
  Class meetings
Wed; Jan 11, 2017 to May 14, 2017 8:00 PM - 10:30 PM 640 Mass Ave. C222
  Syllabus: Download syllabus Notes: Must have completed MPPR-505: Elements of Communications Planning to take this course.
Elements of Communications Planning MPPR-505-101 CRN: 30593 Dziemian, N.
January 11 - May 14, 2017
  Class meetings Online
  Syllabus: Download syllabus Notes: This foundation requirement for PRCC meets online. A minimum grade of "B" is needed to pass.
Elements of Communications Planning MPPR-505-02 CRN: 23178 Johnson, B.
January 11 - May 14, 2017
  Class meetings
Tue; Jan 11, 2017 to May 14, 2017 8:00 PM - 10:30 PM 640 Mass Ave. C220
  Syllabus: Download syllabus Notes: Foundation course requirement for the PRCC program. A minimum grade of "B" is needed to pass.
Elements of Communications Planning MPPR-505-01 CRN: 22462 Johnson, B.
January 11 - May 14, 2017
  Class meetings
Tue; Jan 11, 2017 to May 14, 2017 5:20 PM - 7:50 PM 640 Mass Ave. C220
  Syllabus: Download syllabus Notes: Foundation course requirement for the PRCC program. A minimum grade of "B" is needed to pass.
Employee Engagement And Internal Communications MPPR-835-01 CRN: 30359 Neisworth, H.
January 11 - May 14, 2017
  Class meetings
Tue; Jan 11, 2017 to May 14, 2017 8:00 PM - 10:30 PM 640 Mass Ave. C222
  Syllabus: Download syllabus Notes: Must have completed MPPR-505: Elements of Communications Planning to take this course.
Media Relations MPPR-710-01 CRN: 25104 Hennessy, E.
January 11 - May 14, 2017
  Class meetings
Mon; Jan 11, 2017 to May 14, 2017 8:00 PM - 10:30 PM 640 Mass Ave. C220
  Syllabus: Download syllabus Notes: Additional 150 minute distance learning component required.
MPS PR/CC Internship MPPR-863-01 CRN: 29028 Whipple, L.
January 11 - May 14, 2017
  Class meetings
Mon; Jan 11, 2017 to May 14, 2017 640 Mass Ave.
  Syllabus: Download syllabus Notes: Extensive, documented academic activity and experimental learning outside the classroom (min. 6-8 hours/week) required.
MPS PR/CC Internship II MPPR-873-01 CRN: 29029 Whipple, L.
January 11 - May 14, 2017
  Class meetings
Mon; Jan 11, 2017 to May 14, 2017 640 Mass Ave.
  Syllabus: Download syllabus Notes: Internship II is for students who have completed Internship I. Extensive documented academic activity and experimental learning outside the classroom (min. 6-8 hrs/wk) required.
Personal Branding MPPR-891-01 CRN: 28496 Blymire, C.
January 11 - May 14, 2017
  Class meetings
Wed; Jan 11, 2017 to May 14, 2017 5:20 PM - 7:50 PM 640 Mass Ave. C220
  Syllabus: Download syllabus Notes: This course is cross-listed as MPMC 891-01 and MPJO 891-01. Must have completed MPPR 505: Elements of Communications Planning to take this course.
PR Case Studies MPPR-605-01 CRN: 18884 Fran Bernhards
January 11 - May 14, 2017
  Class meetings
Mon; Jan 11, 2017 to May 14, 2017 5:20 PM - 7:50 PM 640 Mass Ave. C219
  Syllabus: Download syllabus Notes: Additional 150 minute distance learning component is required.
Project Management and Budgeting for Communicators MPPR-837-01 CRN: 26570 Marcus, E.
January 11 - May 14, 2017
  Class meetings
Thu; Jan 11, 2017 to May 14, 2017 5:20 PM - 7:50 PM 640 Mass Ave. C119
  Syllabus: Download syllabus
Project Management and Budgeting for Communicators MPPR-837-101 CRN: 32199 Ballard, S.
January 11 - May 13, 2017
  Class meetings Online
  Syllabus: Download syllabus Notes: This elective course meets online. Must have completed MPPR 505: Elements of Communications Planning to take this course.
Public Affairs: Developing and Managing Successful Campaigns MPPR-795-01 CRN: 26720 Maggie Gage
Jon Haber
January 11 - May 14, 2017
  Class meetings
Wed; Jan 11, 2017 to May 14, 2017 5:20 PM - 7:50 PM 640 Mass Ave. C219
  Syllabus: Download syllabus
Public Relations Writing MPPR-700-02 CRN: 16876 Mike Long
January 11 - May 14, 2017
  Class meetings
Tue; Jan 11, 2017 to May 14, 2017 8:00 PM - 10:30 PM 640 Mass Ave. C227
  Syllabus: Download syllabus
Public Relations Writing MPPR-700-01 CRN: 14224 Mike Long
January 11 - May 14, 2017
  Class meetings
Tue; Jan 11, 2017 to May 14, 2017 5:20 PM - 7:50 PM 640 Mass Ave. C227
  Syllabus: Download syllabus
Public Relations Writing MPPR-700-101 CRN: 32196 Rebecca Andersen
January 11 - May 13, 2017
  Class meetings Online
  Syllabus: Download syllabus Notes: This elective course meets online.
Public Speaking & Pitching MPPR-600-01 CRN: 30354 Conrad, R.
January 11 - May 14, 2017
  Class meetings
Wed; Jan 11, 2017 to May 14, 2017 8:00 PM - 10:30 PM 640 Mass Ave. C221
  Notes: Cross-listed as MPMC-890-01. Must have completed MPPR-505: Elements of Communications Planning to take this course.
Reputation Management NEW! MPPR-815-01 CRN: 32198 Ali, S.
January 11 - May 13, 2017
  Class meetings
Thu; Jan 11, 2017 to May 13, 2017 8:00 PM - 10:30 PM 640 Mass Ave. C219
  Syllabus: Download syllabus Notes: Must have completed MPPR 505 - Elements of Communications Planning
Strt Career Planning & Mgmt MPPR-560-01 CRN: 27325 Sunny Levitt
January 11 - May 14, 2017
  Class meetings
Mon; Jan 11, 2017 to May 14, 2017 8:00 PM - 10:30 PM 640 Mass Ave. C127
  Syllabus: Download syllabus Notes: Cross-listed with MPJO-560 and MPMC 560 This is a zero-credit, non-graded course. Students who miss more than two (2) classes or more than one (1) assignment will be administratively withdrawn from the course. Additional 150 minute distance learning component is required.
Strategic Event Management MPPR-790-01 CRN: 30358 Darr-Feldner, L.
January 11 - May 14, 2017
  Class meetings
Wed; Jan 11, 2017 to May 14, 2017 5:20 PM - 7:50 PM 640 Mass Ave. C222
  Syllabus: Download syllabus Notes: Must have completed MPPR-505: Elements of Communications Planning to take this course.

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