Program Overview

Lasell College offers the Master of Science in Communication degree with a specialization in Health Communication for professionals interested in careers relating to the promotion and communication of health-related messages, branding health services, and ethical issues involving marketing in the health industry. Students will develop a sound understanding of the health communication environment as well as methods of communicating with clients and consumers in order to meet the demands of the market. Through the program, individuals will be prepared for roles of communication and marketing in the healthcare industry, bio-medical industry, government organizations, and nongovernment organizations.

Students will focus on a curriculum that involves the development of communication strategies and standards in addition to health communication principles. Those classes include communication, ethics and society, organizational communication, communication research, media relations, negotiation and conflict resolution, persuasion and public opinion, graphic design for the marketplace, and more.  

Upon completion of the program, students will have demonstrated the necessary professional and educational qualifications for roles involving health communication.  These qualifications include but are not limited to: the ability to demonstrate effective professional and knowledge of practices necessary for communications, to develop a range of professional communication strategies that promote their effectiveness in business environments and other environments and to demonstrate an understanding ethical, legal, and responsible behavior in use of communications to prevent intentional or unintentional miscommunication.

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    Degree Level: Master

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

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    New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education

    School Overview

    Lasell College is a four-year private school located in Newton, Massachusetts. Lasell College was founded in 1851 as the Auburndale Female Seminary, a nationally respected women’s academy, by Edward Lasell. Lasell died the first semester that the school was running. The name changed to Lasell Seminary for Young Women and was known as an innovative institution that had a radical approach (for the time) to women’s education. In 1932, the school’s name changed again to Lasell Junior College and became Lasell College in 1989.

    Lasell College offers bachelor’s degrees and master’s degrees. LC has traditional classes as well as online courses. Lasell’s graduate programs are flexible and convenient, so students pursue an advanced degree that fits into their personal and professional lives. All master's degrees are offered online with six start dates throughout the year.

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