Master of Science in Health Communication
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Program Details

The online MS in Health Communication introduces strategies for developing and implementing effective health communications.  Recognizing that many health problems could be avoided if people were more informed, this degree teaches how to change unhealthy behavior using strategic communication. 

Students have the option of specializing in the following:

  • Interpersonal
  • Family
  • Organizational
  • Socially Mediated
  • Cultural Communication 

These specializations appeal to workers in medicine, nursing, pharmaceuticals, public health, healthcare administration, and patient advocacy.

Learning Pace


Learning Schedule


% Online

100% Online

School Accreditation & Licensing

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is accredited by:

Higher Learning Commission (HLC)

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

Bachelor Degree

Recommended GPA

3.0 or above (4.0 scale)

Admission Tests

Proof of English Language Proficiency (International Students)

Application Requirements

Official College Transcript(s), Recommendation/Reference Letter(s), Resume/CV, Statement of Purpose/Intent

Additional Info

  • GRE scores may be accepted for students who do not meet the 3.0 GPA recommendation.