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APR Aligns With Northeastern Master’s Program

May 1, 2017

Northeastern University College of Professional Studies is offering students who have successfully completed the Accreditation in Public Relations (APR) professional certification the equivalent of three courses of academic credit (nine quarter hours) toward a Master of Science in Corporate and Organizational Communication.

“As a program for working professionals in the communications field, we recognize the powerful combination of skills earned in the workplace and knowledge acquired through professional credentialing programs such as the APR,” Carl Zangerl, Ph.D., faculty director, graduate communication and human resource management programs, said in a statement. “The APR aligns with the Northeastern master’s program because it emphasizes the application of theory to practice and recognizes the importance of lifelong learning in a rapidly changing field.”

Successful applicants to the master’s program in Corporate and Organizational Communication who hold an APR or an APR+M will enter the degree program with “advanced standing” and will only need to complete 12 courses, instead of the 15 courses required of students without the APR.

This advanced standing transfer credit enables PR professionals with an APR to complete an advanced degree in a shorter time frame, and with an approximately 20 percent savings in tuition.

Northeastern University’s College of Professional Studies offers the Master of Science in Corporate and Organizational Communications 100-percent online or on campus in Boston. This provides flexibility for working professionals in a practice-oriented curriculum, taught by professionals in the field


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