Public Relations


Public Relations

Gain the skills you need to work for all types and sizes of organizations, focusing on the communication between your organization and the public. Develop a professional network, specialized communication skills, and a portfolio of projects that you can use throughout your career.


This is a Western University accredited Diploma program. The program combines 10 courses taken from September to April with a four-month work integrated learning placement from May to August. 

Duration: One year, full-time or two years, part-time

Start: September

Location: In class or Online

Program: Ten required courses + One four month practicum

Full-Time Duration: One year | September to August

Part-Time Duration: Two years | Year one: September to April (5 courses), Year two: September to August (5 courses + practicum)

Start: September

Location: In class or Online

The practicum component of our Diploma programs is a culmination of your work in the classroom and the bridge to a great career in your target industry. Gain valuable hands-on experience with mentorship from industry professionals, uniting theory and practice in the real world of work. Students must successfully complete all ten required courses and the practicum placement in order to satisfy program requirements and graduate with a Diploma in Public Relations. 

Learn more about the four month practicum placement here.


 Application Fee $100 (non-refundable) 
 Western Ancillary Fees $2000  
 Domestic Tuition $8000 
 International Tuition $20,000

Financial Aid: This program is OSAP eligible. Explore other available Bursaries and Awards here.

Note: Program fees do not include any costs for class materials such as textbooks and software. Ancillary fees are an approximation, calculate your fees here.

Domestic Requirements: Undergraduate Degree, with a minimum average of 70% in the last two years of study.

International Requirements: A minimum overall average of 70% (around a B- or 2.7 GPA) in your Bachelor's degree as calculated by Western and after translation to Canadian GPA. An IELTS score of 7.0 overall with no score under 6.5.

Application Deadline: June 30

International: Bachelor's degree (3 or 4 years) with a minimum overall average of 70% (around a B- or 2.7 GPA) as calculated by Western in your bachelor's degree.

English Language Proficiency: IELTS of 7.0 overall with no individual score under 6.5, or equivalent in TOEFL or Duolingo examinations.

Note: waivers are offered to students who graduated from a University in an English-speaking country or who have studied in Canada for 2 or more years.

Application Deadline: June 16


Application for the Diploma in Public Relations
Applications will remain open until June 30th or until all available spots in the program are filled, whichever comes first.



11 Course(s)

10 Courses + 1 Practicum