Edelman has partnered with Chicago’s DePaul University’s College of Communication for a line of course work focused on healthcare communication. The graduate program, which includes a “capstone project,” will begin Winter 2012.

A couple of weeks ago, Ball State University’s graduate PR program became the first to have certification from the Public Relations Society of America. The certification was renewed for its undergrad program.

Census data and research from The Creative Group, a recruitment firm, recently showed that PR majors and those with PR careers are holding their own in this uncertain economy.