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Earning a degree in Advertising and Public Relations from Marietta College will provide you with an understanding of how advertising affects the mass media, how consumers use it in making strategic decisions, and how it is controlled and regulated, while also showing the economic and social aspects of public relations.
Requirements for a major in Advertising & Public Relations.
Requirements for a minor in Advertising & Public Relations.
Student Success
of Marietta graduates are employed or in graduate school within six months of graduation
consecutive years ranked in the top 15 US News and World Report rankings.
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What You’ll Learn

The Advertising & Public Relations track offers students a robust foundation in the principles of face-to-face and mediated communication.

Hands-on Experience

Our students typically complete multiple internships and are involved in national organizations such as the American Advertising Federation before earning their degrees. These types of experiential education opportunities and professional connections provide a valuable portfolio of projects that students can show future employers. When you graduate from Marietta, you will be ready for success in the industry and leaders in the field know the quality of our graduates.

Talented Faculty

Our professors are wholly dedicated to providing a comprehensive, in-depth education that is based in the liberal arts. The faculty have the perfect blend of outstanding professional experience in the field, and the ability to share their knowledge with students in the classroom. The department's vision is to be the most dynamic, innovative, and inclusive collegiate learning environment, engaging diverse students and communities in the creation and practice of effective communication that changes the world.

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It’s no surprise that Marietta graduates are successful PR and marketing specialists, copywriters and corporate communications professionals.

Outcomes — Internships
  • Columbus Crew SC
  • Urban Decay
  • Cumulus Media
  • Midway USA Foundation
  • Moroch Partners
  • Ogilvy & Mather Advertising
  • MediaVest
  • Marietta Community Foundation
  • Warren County Fairgrounds
Outcomes - Professions
  • Google
  • Fahlgren Mortine
  • McDonald's USA
  • TransCanada
  • Gatehouse Media
  • Advance Ohio
  • EA Sports
  • Great Lakes Publishing
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Will I be required to complete an internship to graduate?

Yes. Our faculty have professional connections around the globe — many are Marietta College graduates — and they will assist you with internship opportunities. Of course, you are also encouraged to seek out your own internship in the U.S. or abroad.

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Are there specific scholarships for Advertising & Public Relations majors?

Marietta College offers a variety of scholarships — some are general and some are connected to certain majors or programs.

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Can I study abroad as an Advertising & Public Relations major?

Yes! We encourage our students to have a well-rounded undergraduate education experience, including study abroad. There are also domestic opportunities like an Alternative Spring Break or job shadows.

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