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Defense Information School (DINFOS)

Webster University's transfer credit degree program with the Defense Information School (DINFOS) course provides pre-approved transfer credit for DINFOS graduates to transfer up to 12 credit hours of graduate transfer credits. The credit can be applied to Masters programs in the Walker School of Business & Technology, School of Communications, and select programs in the College of Arts and Sciences including the MS in Criminal Justice, MS in Environmental Management, MA in Gerontology, MA in Human Services, MA in International Relations, MA in Legal Studies, MA in National Security Studies, and the MS in Science Management and Leadership. Transfer work can be used as either core courses or elective courses, depending on program requirements. Some programs may accept fewer credits based on specific degree requirements.

Eligibility Requirements

Transfer credit is awarded in accordance with the American Council on Education (ACE) guidelines.  Credit is awarded for any combination of the following DINFOS public affairs courses:

Course Title: Public Affairs Officer Qualification (PAOQC) - Also known as Public Affairs Qualification Course (PAQC)
Course Number: DD-0504-0024
Location: Defense Information School, Fort Meade, MD
Dates: 10/08-present

Course Title: Joint Intermediate Public Affairs (JIPAC)
Course Number: DD-0504-0029
Location: Defense Information School, Fort Meade, MD
Dates: 06/08-present

Course Title: Joint Senior Public Affairs (JSPAC)
Course Number: DD-0504-0033
Location: Defense Information School, Fort Meade, MD
Dates: 04/07-present

Course Title:  Joint Senior Enlisted Public Affairs (JSEPAC)
Course Number:  DD-XXXX-XXXX
Location:  Defense Information School, Fort Meade, MD
Dates 10/08-present

Documentation

  1. Submission of an Academic Evaluation Report(s) (DA Form 1059) showing completion of the appropriate course as "Achieve Course Standards" (or Achieve Academic Standards) or "Exceeded Course Standards."
  2. Submission of an official transcript showing completion of a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited academic institution.

DINFOS Courses Approved as Webster Course Substitutions

The following courses from the DINFOS program are pre-approved course substitutions. Webster University courses do not substitute to the DINFOS program.

Joint Intermediate Public Affairs (JIPAC)

Approved Webster University Transfer Credits Transfer Credit 
PBRL 5322 Public Relations 3 Credits
PBRL 4800 Media Relations  3 Credits

 

Public Affairs Officer Qualification (PAOQC)

Approved Webster University Transfer Credits Transfer Credit 
PBRL 2920 Writing for Public Relations  3 Credits
PBRL 2100 Foundations of Communications
and Public Relations 
3 Credits
PBRL 5322 Public Relations  3 Credits

 

Joint Senior Public Affairs (JSPAC) and
Joint Senior Enlisted Public Affairs (JSEPAC)

Approved Webster University Transfer Credits Transfer Credit 
PBRL 2920 Writing for Public Relations 3 Credits
PBRL 2100 Foundations of Communications
and Public Relations
3 Credits
MEDC 5360 International Communications 3 Credits
PBRL 5452 Communications Strategies for
Public Affairs and Government Relations
3 Credits
PBRL 4300 Crisis Communications
Management or 
PBRL 5465 Crisis Management Communications
3 Credits

 

Transfer Credit Awarded for the MA in Public Relations

The DINFOS Public Affairs courses listed below are approved for course substitutions for the Webster University Master of Arts in Public Relations as indicated in the following table.  Students may transfer a maximum of 12 credit hours into the Master of Arts in Public Relations, additional transfer credit or waivers cannot be applied.

Webster University MA in Public Relations
Courses
Defense Information School (DINFOS)
Courses*
Public Relations Core Courses-21SH required  
MEDC 5000 Media Communications (3SH)  
MEDC 5310 Media and Culture (3SH)  
PBRL 5322 Public Relations (3SH) JIPAC Public Relations (3SH) or
PAOQC Advanced Public Relations (3SH)
PBRL 5342 Writing for Public Relations (3SH) or
PBRL 5344 Speech Writing (3SH)
 
MEDC 5350 Media Organizations and
Regulations (3SH)
 
MEDC 5360 International Communications (3SH) JSPAC International Public Relations (3SH)
JSEPAC International Public Relations (3SH)
MEDC 6000 Seminar in Media
Communications (3SH)
 
Public Relations Electives-15SH required.
See Graduate Catalog for Comprehensive
Elective List
 
PBRL 5452 Communications Strategies for
Public Affairs and Government Relations (3SH)
JSPAC Public Relations Cases and
Campaigns (3SH)
JSEPAC Public Relations Cases and
Campaigns (3SH)
PBRL 5465 Crisis Management and
Communications (3SH)
JSPAC Crisis Communications (3SH)
JSEPAC Crisis Communications (3SH)
MEDC 5460 Media Research (3SH) JSPAC Communications Research (3SH)
JSEPAC Communications Research (3SH)

 

Updated February 26, 2020

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