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Master of Science in Communication / Health Communication

Program Details

The online Master of Science in Communication/Health Communication provides students with an in-depth understanding of public health, public policy, and organizational communication, readying them to manage all aspects of communication in healthcare.  Rigorous coursework and opportunities to put learning into practice draws on the philosophy of connected learning which provides all graduate students with opportunities to draw on professional experience and new knowledge and skills to enhance career prospects.  Graduates pursue careers in hospitals, biotech and insurance corporations, governmental agencies, and nonprofit organizations.   

Topics of study include:

  • Ethics and nuances of health communication
  • Developing an effective, specialized communications campaign
  • Budgeting
  • Leading a team
  • Interpreting and analyzing international policies related to global disease and health crises

Requirements

  • Must hold a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution and demonstrate through academic background and/or work experience the ability to succeed in graduate studies
  • Official transcripts of all college-level coursework
  • Two professional letters of recommendation
  • A one page personal statement
  • Resume

Accreditation & Licensing

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