Alexander V. Laskin, Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies in Public Relations, organized and presented on a panel “2012 Commission on Public Relations Education Report: Standards for Public Relations Education for the Professional Master’s Programs in the United States” on Saturday, November 17, at the National Communication Association 98th Annual Convention. The Commission, that Dr. Laskin is a member of, is composed of public relations educators and practitioners representing professional societies in public relations and related fields of communications. This is the first time the Commission developed recommendations specifically for the graduate level education in public relations and it is a perfect time for that: with the number of public relations graduate programs in the United States nearly tripled since 2000, inconsistent curricula and degree requirements may be lowering the perception of the value of this education and is creating confusion for students, educators and employers. The 2012 report should not only help standardize public relations graduate education but create guidelines that serve the needs of public relations master’s students and educators as well as practitioners. The full report is available on the Commission’s web site: http://www.commpred.org.