School of Advertising & Public Relations


Welcome to the School of
Advertising & Public Relations

The School of Advertising and Public Relations houses two of the most popular majors at the University of Tennessee Knoxville. The programs are nationally and internationally recognized for the quality of their scholarship and instruction.   

Our faculty prepare students to become leaders in advertising and public relations. Our students graduate with a competitive advantage because of the elite programs we offer. Our program offers opportunities beyond the classroom that involve professional internships, study abroad, and school sponsored trips to network with industry leaders.   

Our undergraduate programs prepare students to take on leadership roles in advertising and public relations firms. Our graduate program offers advanced study that prepares students to explore the evolving role of advertising and public relations in society. Our school offers structured programs of study coupled with the opportunity to explore related topics of interest.   

With its nationally recognized educators and wide-ranging opportunities, the School of Advertising and Public Relations continues to be a program of excellence at The University of Tennessee.


Steven Woods

All About Steven Woods

Steven is a Knoxville, TN native and is currently a junior at UT.

He came into the University as an undecided major, but knew he wanted to pursue a career in either Communications or Business based on his high school classes and clubs he participated in. He spent his first year meeting with professors, advisors, and career services before finding out what he wanted to do with his life. It worked out for Woods in the end, because it led him to take Dr. Haley’s ADV 250: Introduction to Advertising class.


Kristin Knight SS

Meet Kristin Knight.

Kristin is a senior at the University of Tennessee Knoxville, from Pleasant View, Tennessee. She is pursuing her degree in Public Relations, because she has always liked writing and brand promotion. She wanted a career that combined both of those interests and found Public Relations to a perfect fit.

Advertising Trip to New York City


Advertising faculty and students gear up to travel next week to New York City.  These lucky advertising students will be spending the week exploring NYC, and meeting with major agencies.

In fact, a few students can even gain an internship at Young & Rubicam for summer.

In hopes of donations, the Advertising Club submitted a video to raise money for their annual trip. After raising over $2,000, the trip is well on it’s way to being completely funded.



Our first Advertising Student Spotlight goes to Joey Hathaway, from Glasgow, Missouri.

Hathaway is a Senior and pursuing a career in account management within an advertising agency.  From a young age Hathaway has been interested in advertisements placed in magazines and commercials.  He would always take his mom’s magazines and stare at them for hours.  Little did he know they would spark an interest for the rest of his life. 

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