MILWAUKEE: The University of Maryland has the best graduate-level
public relations program in the country, according to a new survey of PR
Syracuse University ranked second and the University of Florida third,
said Bill Baxter, an associate professor emeritus at Marquette
University in Wisconsin. He surveyed directors of 45 PR programs across
the country, and compiled their responses into his newly published
Graduate Study in Public Relations directory.
He asked each of the educators surveyed to name the two schools, other
than their own, that they would recommend to students interested in
earning a graduate degree in PR. Respondents also filled out
questionnaires about their own programs. Information gathered from the
questionnaires, including faculty member bios, are included in the new
Maryland received 25 votes, Syracuse 23, and Florida 18, so the top
three accounted for 65% of the votes cast, Baxter said.
Georgia ranked fourth, followed by Northwestern and San Diego State,
tied for fifth with four votes each.