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.

Below on this page you'll find information about


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.

Applicant must follow the general procedure outlined . The deadline to submit an application for fall 2016 is 1 July 2016 for international applicants and 1 August 2016 for Russian nationals.

Admission is open to both Russian and international students and includes an individual online interview with Associate Professor Varvara Danilina (Program Director). Please see the .

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 .

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

Elective Courses

You are expected to take six elective courses:

Degree Requirements at a Glance

Degree Requirements Credits ECTS
Required courses 42
Elective courses 18
Research work 39
Internship 15
Thesis defence and the final examination 6
Total: 120

For more details please see the .


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 Varvara Danilina:

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

Facebook Group