Communications and International Public Relations


In this master’s degree program, university professors teach interactive classes, heads of communications agencies share first-hand experience, and students benefit from multicultural discussions and challenging project work. It takes two years of full-time studies to complete this program. The first semester starts in September.

In addition to required and elective courses, students will interact with PR professionals, attend master classes, and visit various organizations. The final semester is dedicated to skills enhancement through an internship and synthesis of knowledge in a master’s thesis.

The ultimate goal of the program is to train highly-qualified public relations and communications professionals who will successfully interact with business, government, and nonprofit organizations.

Our alumni may work in PR or R&D departments of industrial enterprises, universities, or research institutes as well as in communications agencies. They will be ideal candidates for positions of communication consultants and PR specialists.


To be admitted as a regular graduate student to a two-year Master’s program at MISiS, an applicant must have earned a bachelor’s degree or its equivalent.

Learning Outcomes

As a result of this program, you will:

  • be better equipped for international cooperation in research and innovation as well as for interaction with businesses
  • improve your knowledge and skills in public relations and communications
  • be able to increase recognition, popularity, and use of innovative and established products and technologies at a local, national and global scale
  • gain practical experience through interaction with PR professionals, visits to various organizations, and an internship in a relevant department of a government, business, or nonprofit organization.

The program has a distinct practical focus on professional training and development. Besides, similar to other Master’s degree programs, it involves research work that permeates all the four semesters of studies and culminates in a master’s thesis.

Degree Requirements

To graduate from the program, you must successfully complete 120 credit hours, including 60 credits from required and elective courses, 39 credits from research activities, 15 credits from the internship, and 6 credits from the final examination and the thesis defense. Students will be enrolled for 30 credits per term. For a semester-by-semester breakdown of the course plan and course descriptions, please see the full curriculum.

Upon completion of the degree requirements, the graduate will receive a Russian State diploma and a European Diploma Supplement.

Required Courses

  • Theories of Intercultural Communication
  • Communication Theory
  • Corporate Communication
  • Communication Management
  • Intercultural Business Communication
  • Text Theory
  • Strategic Marketing
  • Research and Efficiency Evaluation in Public Relations
  • Public Relations Methodology in Industry
  • International Relations
  • Quantitative Linguistics
  • Communication for Innovation
  • Designing PR Projects

Elective Courses

You are expected to take six elective courses:

  • Science Communication
  • Public Speaking
  • Modern Press Office
  • Branding
  • Commercialization of Innovation and Entrepreneurship
  • General Linguistics
  • Political Communication
  • Corporate Culture
  • Strategic Management
  • Financial Business Planning
  • Digital Communication
  • Copywriting
  • Writing Research Articles for International Journals
  • Media and Diversity
  • Speech Studies
  • International Law

Degree Requirements at a Glance

Degree RequirementsCredits ECTS
Required courses42
Elective courses18
Research work39
Thesis defence and the final examination6

For more details please see the full curriculum.


Each course page (see required and elective courses) has a link to the professor’s page where you can find their short bio and list of publications.

Partner Universities

Syracuse University


Personal Contacts

For support in registration, accommodation or any questions about the admission, please contact the International Master’s Programs Admissions Office, Tim Schmidt:

119049, Russia, Moscow, Leninsky Prospect, 6, office G-366
007 499 230 27 97

For detailed information on the education program, please contact the Program Director, Associate Professor Ivanova Uliana:

119049, Russia, Moscow, Leninsky Prospect, 4, office B-1045
007 495 955 00 51
007 926 155 41 29

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