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Public Relations


Advanced Diploma


Program Code: 04761

Campus: Lakeshore

Length: 6 semesters starting in September

Public relations is about building relationships with key stakeholders and target audiences to drive results for organizations. This program, the first and longest-running in Canada, is recognized across Canada and globally. When organizations need to hire public relations and communications professionals, Humber College has the strongest brand awareness and reputation with employers.

Upon graduation, you will have the knowledge to plan, develop and execute effective communications campaigns. Graduates work in corporations, government, public relations agencies, and non-profits. Our program provides hands-on training and develops skills in:

  • crisis communications
  • event planning
  • media monitoring
  • media relations
  • professional business writing
  • social and digital media content development
  • social media analytics
  • strategic communications planning

Through your coursework and a 12-week work placement, you will have the knowledge and industry contacts that will help you take the first steps to launch a successful career.

Students will participate in a mandatory work placement which takes place in the last semester of study.

Courses

Semester 1

Fall 2021 Delivery Note
GNED 101: An Introduction to Arts and Sciences Online

MDCP 100: Introduction to Media Studies Online

Synchronous

MDCP 101: Innovative Design Online

Synchronous

MDCP 102: Web Design Online/In-Person

Odd weeks online, even weeks in person

MDCP 103: Communication Skills Online/In-Person

MDCP 104: Digital Imaging Online/In-Person

WRIT 100: College Reading and Writing Skills Online

Semester 6

Fall 2021 Delivery Note
PRD 350: Internship

Admission Requirements

Applicants must meet all the requirements below in order to meet minimum program eligibility. Meeting minimum eligibility requirements does not guarantee an offer of admission. Admission decisions will be available via MyHumber, or by email and mail. Admission decisions will not be released by phone.

Admission selection is based on the following 3 requirements:

  • .

    Academic

    To be eligible for admission, you must possess the following:

    • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent including these required courses: 
      • Grade 12 English (ENG4C or ENG4U or equivalent) 
      • Three Grade 11 or Grade 12 C, M or U courses in addition to those listed above

    or

    or

    Mature Applicants

    Diplomas and Certificates

    An applicant is considered a mature applicant if they have not completed secondary school or other postsecondary school, and will be 19 or older as of the first day of classes. Humber will invite you for testing to demonstrate that you meet program eligibility.

    Degrees

    An applicant is considered a mature applicant if they have not completed secondary school or attended postsecondary studies, and will be 21 or older as of the first day of classes. Mature applicants for degree programs will be required to meet course requirements at the U/M level or equivalent.

    College Transfer Applicants

    Diplomas and Certificates

    An applicant is considered a college transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a college-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or college courses and grades to determine program eligibility.

    Degrees

    An applicant is considered a college transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a college-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or college courses and grades to determine program eligibility. Applicants must have an overall minimum grade point average (GPA) of 65 per cent in the program. Applicants are required to disclose and provide academic transcripts for all course work completed at the postsecondary level.

    University Transfer Applicants

    Diplomas and Certificates

    An applicant is considered a university transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a university-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or university courses and grades to determine program eligibility.

    Degrees

    An applicant is considered a university transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a university-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or university courses and grades to determine program eligibility. Applicants are required to disclose and provide academic transcripts for all course work completed at the postsecondary level.

  • .

    English Language Proficiency

    All applicants whose first language is not English must meet Humber’s English Language Proficiency Policy.

  • .

    International Credit Evaluation

    Canadian citizens or permanent residents with international education are required to provide a WES or ICAS evaluation.

How to Apply

Applications are made through ontariocolleges.ca. See program page for details.

International Academic Equivalency

Admission equivalencies for Humber depend on your country of study. Please see admission requirements on the program page to enter your location.

Fees

The 2021-2022 fee for two semesters is:

  • domestic: $3,705.14
  • international: $16,414.00

Fees are subject to change.

Domestic Fees by Semester

Semester 1 2021-22 Fees Fall 2020-Winter 2021 Fees Summer 2021 Fees
Tuition $1,351.41 $0.00 $0.00
Compulsory Ancillary Fee $334.43 $0.00 $0.00
Compulsory Student Union Fee $62.50 $0.00 $0.00
Optional Student Union Fee $104.23 $0.00 $0.00
Program Ancillary Fee $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Co-op/Placement $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Total $1,852.57 $0.00 $0.00
Semester 2 2021-22 Fees Fall 2020-Winter 2021 Fees Summer 2021 Fees
Tuition $1,351.41 $0.00 $0.00
Compulsory Ancillary Fee $334.43 $0.00 $0.00
Compulsory Student Union Fee $62.50 $0.00 $0.00
Optional Student Union Fee $104.23 $0.00 $0.00
Program Ancillary Fee $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Co-op/Placement $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Total $1,852.57 $0.00 $0.00
Semester 3 2021-22 Fees Fall 2020-Winter 2021 Fees Summer 2021 Fees
Tuition $1,351.41 $0.00 $0.00
Compulsory Ancillary Fee $334.43 $0.00 $0.00
Compulsory Student Union Fee $62.50 $0.00 $0.00
Optional Student Union Fee $104.23 $0.00 $0.00
Program Ancillary Fee $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Co-op/Placement $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Total $1,852.57 $0.00 $0.00
Semester 4 2021-22 Fees Fall 2020-Winter 2021 Fees Summer 2021 Fees
Tuition $1,351.41 $0.00 $0.00
Compulsory Ancillary Fee $334.43 $0.00 $0.00
Compulsory Student Union Fee $62.50 $0.00 $0.00
Optional Student Union Fee $104.23 $0.00 $0.00
Program Ancillary Fee $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Co-op/Placement $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Total $1,852.57 $0.00 $0.00
Semester 5 2021-22 Fees Fall 2020-Winter 2021 Fees Summer 2021 Fees
Tuition $1,351.41 $0.00 $0.00
Compulsory Ancillary Fee $334.43 $0.00 $0.00
Compulsory Student Union Fee $62.50 $0.00 $0.00
Optional Student Union Fee $104.23 $0.00 $0.00
Program Ancillary Fee $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Co-op/Placement $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Total $1,852.57 $0.00 $0.00
Semester 6 2021-22 Fees Fall 2020-Winter 2021 Fees Summer 2021 Fees
Tuition $1,351.41 $0.00 $0.00
Compulsory Ancillary Fee $334.43 $0.00 $0.00
Compulsory Student Union Fee $62.50 $0.00 $0.00
Optional Student Union Fee $104.23 $0.00 $0.00
Program Ancillary Fee $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Co-op/Placement $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Total $1,852.57 $0.00 $0.00

International Fees by Semester

Semester 1 2021-22 Fees Fall 2020-Winter 2021 Fees Summer 2021 Fees
Tuition $7,495.84 $0.00 $0.00
Compulsory Ancillary Fee $334.43 $0.00 $0.00
Compulsory Student Union Fee $62.50 $0.00 $0.00
Optional Student Union Fee $104.23 $0.00 $0.00
Program Ancillary Fee $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Co-op/Placement $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Total $7,997.00 $0.00 $0.00
Semester 2 2021-22 Fees Fall 2020-Winter 2021 Fees Summer 2021 Fees
Tuition $7,495.84 $0.00 $0.00
Compulsory Ancillary Fee $334.43 $0.00 $0.00
Compulsory Student Union Fee $62.50 $0.00 $0.00
Optional Student Union Fee $104.23 $0.00 $0.00
Program Ancillary Fee $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Co-op/Placement $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Total $7,997.00 $0.00 $0.00
Semester 3 2021-22 Fees Fall 2020-Winter 2021 Fees Summer 2021 Fees
Tuition $7,495.84 $0.00 $0.00
Compulsory Ancillary Fee $334.43 $0.00 $0.00
Compulsory Student Union Fee $62.50 $0.00 $0.00
Optional Student Union Fee $104.23 $0.00 $0.00
Program Ancillary Fee $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Co-op/Placement $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Total $7,997.00 $0.00 $0.00
Semester 4 2021-22 Fees Fall 2020-Winter 2021 Fees Summer 2021 Fees
Tuition $7,495.84 $0.00 $0.00
Compulsory Ancillary Fee $334.43 $0.00 $0.00
Compulsory Student Union Fee $62.50 $0.00 $0.00
Optional Student Union Fee $104.23 $0.00 $0.00
Program Ancillary Fee $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Co-op/Placement $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Total $7,997.00 $0.00 $0.00
Semester 5 2021-22 Fees Fall 2020-Winter 2021 Fees Summer 2021 Fees
Tuition $7,495.84 $0.00 $0.00
Compulsory Ancillary Fee $334.43 $0.00 $0.00
Compulsory Student Union Fee $62.50 $0.00 $0.00
Optional Student Union Fee $104.23 $0.00 $0.00
Program Ancillary Fee $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Co-op/Placement $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Total $7,997.00 $0.00 $0.00
Semester 6 2021-22 Fees Fall 2020-Winter 2021 Fees Summer 2021 Fees
Tuition $7,495.84 $0.00 $0.00
Compulsory Ancillary Fee $334.43 $0.00 $0.00
Compulsory Student Union Fee $62.50 $0.00 $0.00
Optional Student Union Fee $104.23 $0.00 $0.00
Program Ancillary Fee $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Co-op/Placement $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Total $7,997.00 $0.00 $0.00

*Plus Mandatory Health Insurance fee once per academic year: Fall start - $420 Winter start - $280 Summer start - $140

Equipment & Device Requirements

Semester 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6

Details and Specifications Minimum Specs Recommended Specs
Microsoft Office Excel, Word, Powerpoint Excel, Word, Powerpoint

Additional Costs

$1,000 – textbooks; Globe & Mail subscriptions; portfolio case; student memberships in both professional associations: Canadian Public Relations Society and International Association of Business Communicators.

Pathways

Humber offers a number of transfer options and pathway opportunities. Visit humber.ca/transferoptions or refer to the program page.

Contact Information

Program Specific Questions

Robert Plant, program co-ordinator
416.675.6622 ext. 3004
robert.plant@humber.ca

Admissions Questions

Domestic Students

416-675-5000
enquiry@humber.ca

International Students

Contact the International Centre

international.humber.ca/contact

1-416-675-5067

Every attempt is made to ensure that information contained on this website is current and accurate. Humber reserves the right to correct any error or omission, modify or cancel any course, program, fee, timetable or campus location at any time without prior notice or liability to users or any other Person.

On October 21, 2019, the Provincial Government of Ontario announced the renaming of the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities (MTCU) to the Ministry of Colleges and Universities (MCU). Both names may appear on this website.

Select information only is included in this printable PDF. For complete program details, refer to humber.ca/programs.

Print/Download Date: June 18, 2021