Public Relations AB/Journalism and Mass Communication MA(Public Relations)(non-thesis)

Graduates of this program will be prepared to assume jobs in advertising, public relations, marketing positions, and public affairs.

Admission to Program

Students will apply to the pathway during their first or second semester enrolling in major courses. They will need two to three semesters left in their plan of study. Students will need a 3.0 GPA and will fill out a supplemental application and write a two-page statement of purpose. Applications are due on the withdrawal deadline of every fall and spring semester.


Graduate-level courses that may be used to satisfy undergraduate and graduate program requirements.

ADPR 5740/7740 or ADPR 5741/7741 or ADPR 5742/7742
JRLC 5040/7040 or ADPR 5930/7930
JRMC 8000 or JRMC 8010
Concentration course (graduate elective)

Additional requirements that are unique to this Double Dawgs program:


Admission to Graduate Program

Required application materials:

• Unofficial copies of all transcripts, including any transcripts from institutions previously attended before transferring to UGA or as a dual enrollment student
• Contact information for the three people completing letters of recommendation
• Statement of purpose; students may build off of the statement that was submitted for admission to the Double Dawgs program.
• Résumé/CV
• Supplemental application

Note: students will not need to provide any test scores or a writing sample to apply to the program.

Program Advisor

  • Name: Helen Mahany
  • Email:
  • Phone: 706-542-2896
  • Address: Journalism building- 311B

Undergraduate Major Information

  • Major: Public Relations A.B.
  • Department/College: Advertising and Public Relations

Advising Contact

  • Name: Helen Mahany
  • Email:
  • Phone: 706-542-2896
  • Address: 311B Journalism Building

Graduate Major Information

  • Major: Journalism and Mass Communication M.A.
  • Department/College: Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication

Advising Contact

  • Name: Glen Nowak
  • Email:
  • Phone: 706-583-8268
  • Address: Journalism Bldg, Dean's Suite 207C