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Degree Requirements

UT Tyler Executive Master's: Emerging Fields in Public Relations

Curriculum and Degree Requirements

In order to graduate from the Executive Master’s Emerging Fields in Public Relations program, a student must complete all courses with a GPA of no less than 3.0 on the 4.0 scale with no more than one C.

Each student is required to take a capstone course in their last semester. At the end of this course, every student will submit in writing and give an oral defense of an approved case to a panel of faculty members. This written case and oral defense serve as the university's required comprehensive examination.

Because of the integrated structure of the curriculum and the nature of a cohort education, no courses or credit may be transferred into UT Tyler for use toward the degree requirements. Regardless of previous experience or academic work, all ECOM students must take all required courses in the required sequence and at the required time.

ECOM Schedule of Courses - Fall 2016 [Cohort 1]

Semester 1 - Fall 2016 [Intensive Week: September 8-14, 2016]

COMM 5308

Seminar in Communication Theories

COMM 5311

Seminar in Communication

ECOM 5313

Trending Media Technologies

Semester 2 - Spring 2017 [Intensive Week: January 19-25, 2017]

COMM 5310

Communication Research Methods

ECOM 5312

New Media Communication Law and Ethics

ECOM 5314

Developing an Innovative Media Plan

Semester 3 - Summer 2017 [Intensive Week: May 18-24]

ECOM 5315

Crisis Communication and Media Relations

Plus Both Courses in One Specialty:Healthcare PR:

ECOM 5316


Survey in Healthcare Communication

ECOM 5317


Healthcare Messages and Media Relations

PR in the Public Sphere:

ECOM 5318

Survey in Public Sector Communication

ECOM 5319

Image Design and Management

Corporate PR:

ECOM 5320

Survey in Corporate Communication

ECOM 5321

Organizational Communication Dynamics

Semester 4 - Fall 2017 [Intensive Week: September 7-13]

ECOM 5322

Current Issues in Communication

ECOM 5623

Capstone Course

Graduation -- December 15, 2017 (TBD)

Each course is designed to have 20 hours in the classroom during the intensive seven-day week. The remainder of the required hours is delivered online.

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