Taught course

Public Relations

Humber College Institute of Technology & Advanced Learning · Humber College Institute of Technology & Advanced Learning

Entry requirements

To be eligible for admission, you must possess the following: A bachelor’s degree.

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

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

Recognized by industry as one of the country’s leading training grounds for public relations (PR) professionals, Humber’s intensive Public Relations graduate certificate program is focused on preparing you for your first day of work placement and launching your career.

At Humber, you’ll learn to plan, develop and execute effective public relations strategies for conventional and new media by developing skills in media relations, social and digital media, event planning, presenting and public relations writing. You will work with clients in social media, strategic communications and research. Practical public relations courses in PR theory, marketing communications, public affairs, media relations, corporate social responsibility (CSR), sustainability and change management will provide you with a valuable introduction to the field. In addition, at the end of the program, you will have the opportunity to put your classroom learning into action with an eight-week work placement at some of the Greater Toronto Area’s (GTA’s) – and Canada’s – leading organizations.

Experienced professors help you develop writing skills, public relations strategies, research and planning abilities plus the capability to use social and traditional media. Employers want to hire people who can work on teams, and many assignments allow you to practise your communication, teamwork and leadership skills.

The program’s breadth helps graduates find jobs in public relations agencies, corporations, associations, non-profit organizations and all levels of government.

Our advisory committee regularly reviews and provides input into our curriculum, ensuring our program is always on the cutting edge of industry developments.

Qualification and course duration


full time
8 months

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