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Public Relations

Credential: Advanced Diploma Program Code: 04761 Length: 6 semesters

To be eligible for admission, you must possess the following:

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent including these required courses: 
    • Grade 12 English (ENG4C or ENG4U or equivalent) 
    • Three Grade 11 or Grade 12 C, M or U courses in addition to those listed above



All applicants whose first language is not English must meet Humber’s English Language Proficiency Policy.


Selection: Admission selection is based on the academic criteria indicated. Meeting minimum eligibility requirements does not guarantee admission.


Date Location Availability International Student Availability
September 2017LakeshoreOpenOpen

The 2016/2017 fee for two semesters was:

  • domestic $6,228.12
  • international $14,800.

Amounts listed were the total of tuition, lab and material fees, student service and auxiliary fees for the first two semesters of the 2016/2017 academic year. Fees are subject to change.

Additional Costs

$1,000 – textbooks and Globe & Mail subscriptions, portfolio case, student memberships in both professional associations: Canadian Public Relations Society, and International Association of Business Communicators.

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Humber offers a variety of scholarships each year.

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Humber Degree Pathways

Complete your degree with us. Humber's degrees are designed with our diploma graduates in mind. We'll give you credit for what you’ve already learned and help you take the next step in less time.

Graduates may be considered for admission to:

Public Relations, Bachelor of 

Graduates with an overall grade point average (GPA) of 65 per cent or more may be considered for admission.  Graduates may then complete the degree with the equivalent of five semesters of full-time study plus a work term.  Successful applicants must also possess:

  • ENG4U or Humber’s WRIT 100 or 200 level course, or equivalent, with a minimum grade of 65 per cent.

Admission will be based on availability in the program.

*The advanced standing outlined is a general guideline.  Diploma graduates may be required to take courses in lower semesters in order to meet the overall degree learning outcomes.


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Transferring from Another College or University

Details on transferring credits or credentials from another college or university or how to apply for credit based on prior work or life experience.

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Future Study Options

Humber has a number of transfer agreements with other postsecondary institutions (within Canada and around the world) that enables students and graduates to use their Humber credential to gain advanced standing in another program.

Guelph-Humber Partnerships

Qualified graduates may be eligible for transfer to the University of Guelph-Humber. For more details, please visit

For Ontario transfer options visit ONTransfer >

Program Contact(s)

Lisa McLachlan
Program Co-ordinator
416.675.6622 ext. 3004


Domestic Students

North Campus
Humber Learning Resource Commons, 1st Floor

Lakeshore Campus
WEL 106


International Students

Phone 1-416-675-5067
Fax 1-416-675-6386


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Applications to Humber are made through Be sure to submit your application by the equal consideration deadline of February 1. You may apply after February 1, however, post-February 1 applications will be considered on a first-come, first-served basis depending on the availability of the space in the program. To check program availability refer to the Campus/Availability listing on Humber's program pages or

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International Students

If you’re an international student, you can apply directly to Humber via our International Centre.

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Fees by Semester

Semester 1 Domestic Fee International Fee*
Total $1,968.89 $6,912.50
Tuition $1,415.38 $6,358.99
Mandatory Non-Tuition $503.51 $503.51
Lab/Materials $50.00 $50.00


Semester 2 Domestic Fee International Fee*
Total $1,968.89 $6,912.50
Tuition $1,415.38 $6,358.99
Mandatory Non-Tuition $503.51 $503.51
Lab/Materials $50.00 $50.00


Semester 3 Domestic Fee International Fee*
Total $1,968.89 $6,912.50
Tuition $1,415.38 $6,358.99
Mandatory Non-Tuition $503.51 $503.51
Lab/Materials $50.00 $50.00


Semester 4 Domestic Fee International Fee*
Total $1,968.89 $6,912.50
Tuition $1,415.38 $6,358.99
Mandatory Non-Tuition $503.51 $503.51
Lab/Materials $50.00 $50.00


Semester 5 Domestic Fee International Fee*
Total $1,968.89 $6,912.50
Tuition $1,415.38 $6,358.99
Mandatory Non-Tuition $503.51 $503.51
Lab/Materials $50.00 $50.00


Semester 6 Domestic Fee International Fee*
Total $1,918.89 $6,912.50
Tuition $1,415.38 $6,408.99
Mandatory Non-Tuition $503.51 $503.51
Lab/Materials $0.00 $0.00

*Plus Mandatory Health Insurance fee once per academic year: Fall start - $375 Winter start - $250 Summer start - $125

Our Program

Humber’s Public Relations (PR) advanced diploma program graduates are highly sought after by agencies, business, government and nonprofit organizations. Employers recognize value in the Humber PR brand and this makes our successful graduates more marketable.

Increased use of social media is expected to increase the employment growth for PR specialists. Public relations is a strategic communication process that builds mutually beneficial relationships between organizations and their publics.

This program is focused on professional writing skills and content development. With your public relations training, it’s not just what you learn that makes the difference, but who’s teaching you. Your professors have significant industry experience and share their expertise in the classroom to prepare you for the real-world. Our intensive, hands-on approach to PR is why many students have won awards for their achievements from the International Association of Business Communicators, Canadian Public Relations Society and PR agencies. As a graduate, you will be armed with an impressive portfolio and industry experience gained through your work placement.

Our advisory committee of external industry experts provides regular review and updates to our curriculum ensuring our program is relevant and leading-edge.

Courses Program Standards

Work Placement

Our students hit the ground running when they undertake a 12-week work placement (approximately 35 hours per week) to gain valuable work experience in their final semester of study. Many leading companies turn to Humber first when seeking students. The school works with students to arrange work placements which may be paid or unpaid. Students must have passed all courses with a cumulative GPA of 60 per cent in order to be eligible for work placements.

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The Humber AdCentre was launched as a live lab to provide students with real work opportunities before entering the industry.

Instead of just being given just a grade for assignments, students are provided with a chance to work with real clients, on actual accounts, receiving first-hand experience in the field.

Working with established businesses will not only prepare students for the fast-paced excitement of the industry, but will also help develop portfolio work and reference points for interviews.

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Your Career

Upon graduation, you will have the knowledge to plan, develop and execute effective public relations plans using social and traditional media. Opportunities include employment in corporations, charities, government, PR firms and many others.

Every attempt is made to ensure that information contained in this website is current and accurate. Humber reserves the right to correct any error or omission, modify or cancel any course, program, fee, timetable or campus location at any time without prior notice or liability to users or any other Person.