Public Relations
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Public Relations

1 year - May though April

In-class + practicum

Admission requirements: Undergraduate degree with strong writing background

$8000 + ancillary fees

OSAP eligible

Application deadline: Jan 15; non-Western and International applicants and Jan 31; current Western students and Western Alumni


Public Relations

Program Overview

Working for all types and sizes of companies and organizations, individuals in public relations focus on the communication between an organization and the public. The ideal candidate has an undergraduate degree with a strong writing background and is a creative, critical thinker who enjoys the art of communication and the idea of changing the way people think.

What you will learn

At the completion of this diploma, students will:

What to Expect

Public Relations is a 12 month full time in class program. Courses are taught and developed by industry professionals to connect theory to practice. Through the program students should develop a professional network, a portfolio of projects and skills they will use throughout their career. This is a competitive program with limited enrolment. With small classes, students should be prepared to actively participate and contribute to class discussions.


May – August: In class at Citi Plaza
September – December: In Class at Citi Plaza
January – April: Practicum based on student’s geographic preference


Once accepted a student is required to maintain and overall average of 70% with no single grade below 60%.

Important Dates: