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Graduate Studies

Advertising & Public Relations Masters Program

The M.S. program in advertising attracts many types of students. Many of our masters students have undergraduate degrees in programs like Psychology, English, History, Communications, Business, but want to prepare themselves for a career in advertising. Others have advertising undergraduate degrees, but want to further their studies in areas like Account Planning and Advertising Research. Still others want the M.S. in advertising as preparation for a Ph.D. later on. Whatever your case, the M.S. in Advertising can move you toward your goal.

Our M.S. graduates have gone on to work for major advertising agencies from Knoxville, to New York to even China! Others work for media giants like HGTV, or major corporations like Delta Airlines. Our M.S. graduates with academic aspirations have been admitted to many of the leading Ph.D. programs in the U.S.

Contact us (haley@utk.edu) or (white@utk.edu) to see how a masters degree in advertising or public relations at the University of Tennessee can work for you.


The graduate advisors in the School of Advertising and Public Relations are:

MS in Communication with a concentration in Public Relations
Dr. Candace White, white@utk.edu

MS in Communication with a concentration in Advertising
Dr. Eric Haley, haley@utk.edu

PhD in Communication with a concentration in Public Relations
Dr. Candace White, white@utk.edu

PhD in Communication with a concentration in Advertising
Dr. Eric Haley, haley@utk.edu


Financial Aid

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