Our department prepares students to be creative problem solvers, writers, managers, policy and communication decision makers, media planners and analysts in the fields of mass communication, advertising and public relations. This program emphasizes persuasive communication skills in traditional and new media that are essential for effective communication in the 21st century. The undergraduate program offers majors in both advertising and public relations.
The Grady ADPR Department is a Top-5 nationally-ranked program. In addition to a core program of required skills, management, design and writing courses, ADPR majors can choose from an array of special topics classes in such areas as social media, political advertising, fundraising, advertising and consumer psychology, sex in advertising, international advertising and Latin-American telenovelas due to the varied expertise of the faculty.
Our award-winning faculty and nationally recognized researchers teach classes in the department while continuing to provide a top-notch education to our students by preparing them for success in the industry upon graduation. Our current list of faculty and staff can be found here.