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College Magazine and PRWeek Honor MA, BA degrees

American University School of Communication (AU SOC) has been named one of the the top five educational programs by PRWeek Magazine and one of the top three best schools for public relations by CollegeWeek.

PRWeek Magazine also gave SOC's MA in Strategic Communication (2013) and SOC's BA in Public Communication (2014) the second-highest honor in the Best PR Education Program of the year category.

What is Public Communication?

It’s at the heart of our economy, society, and politics. Studios use it to promote their films. Politicians use it to get elected. Businesses use it to burnish their image. Advocates use it to promote social causes.

It’s a field built on ideas and images, persuasion and information, strategy and tactics. No policy or product can succeed without a smart message targeted to the right audience in creative and innovative ways. The ability to communicate strategically is what our programs are all about. Read more