Date of Award
Dr. Robert O Scott
Professor Sheila Skipper Guzman
This paper researches the overall effectiveness of public relations (PR) accreditations in collegiate education programs, especially by standard of modern PR skills. Multiple sources recognize a wide variety in PR processes, education programs, and knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSAs) listed in the field. In essence, this paper clarifies the similarities and incongruences between PR educational programs and the KSAs of the professional field. The focus rests in understanding if accreditation processes are more successful in achieving professional status.
Pyros, Kuriakos, "ABILITY OR ABYSS: DOES AMERICAN PUBLIC RELATIONS EDUCATION PROGRAM ACCREDITATION ADEQUATELY ADDRESS THE ABILITIES NECESSARY FOR PROFESSIONAL SUCCESS?" (2017). Selected Honors Theses. 83.