Is this program offered online?
Communication Studies is not offered online; the courses are scheduled for daytime at the Dobbs Ferry campus.
What if I don’t know which area of Public Relations I want to focus on?
The public relations courses will introduce you to all the different applications in the field-----investor relations, employee relations, community relations, for example. You can explore any of these areas through the multiple internship option, your project choices in many of the classes, and attending with your faculty the workshops and seminars sponsored by the local chapter of the Public Relations Society of America, the Advertising Club of Westchester, and the International Association of Business Communicators. Many public relations professionals prefer to be generalists working for clients or small companies providing a variety of communication support: writing, organizing events, preparing publicity materials, responding to media inquiries, etc. Having a broad background in all areas of public relations is the best preparation whatever you choose to do in this field.
What is the first step in the admissions process?
Click on "Apply Now" on the Mercy homepage or call 1.877.MERCY.GO to apply for admission to Mercy College and arrange for an appointment with an Admissions Counselor. Bring your completed application form and copies of your high school and/or college transcripts with you at the time of your appointment.
How long does earning a degree take?
Full-time students can complete the 120-credit degree program in four years.
Are department faculty available for academic advising?
Yes, faculty are always ready to help students with questions about what courses to take, the sequencing of courses, and career opportunities, including internships and cooperative education.