Master of Science in Health Communication

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Northwestern University’s one-year, professional MS degree in health communication is a unique program that will prepare students to solve important problems in healthcare by applying theories, concepts and methods from the communication arts and sciences. The program takes an innovative approach to health communication—bringing together the science of social influence with the science of human centered design.

Earn Your MS in One Year
Our classes are held on Saturdays allowing you to work and continue to develop your career throughout the program. The accelerated curriculum gives you essential skills and credentials you need in less than twelve months.

A Culture of Innovation
The program exists to change healthcare for the better. Our curriculum will equip you with the tools you need to design, produce, analyze and evaluate effective campaigns, policies, protocols, and media products in order to improve health and health care outcomes. For you, that means an array of learning opportunities — and a competitive edge in the job market.

Practical Learning
Theory and practice go hand in hand, and classroom discussions can make a significant difference in how you do your job. Saturday’s lessons are immediately applicable on Monday. Since you don’t have to wait until you earn your degree to start experiencing the benefits of the program, you are able to become a more effective professional with each passing week.

Intellectual depth
As a top-ranked institution, Northwestern's faculty is comprised of world-class instructors who possess extensive hands-on experience as leading academics and industry experts in their discipline and as consultants to business, government, and foundations. With an interdisciplinary approach, the program will draw faculty from the Feinberg School of Medicine, the McCormick School of Engineering, and the School of Communication.

A Degree That’s Recognized Around the World
In its more than 130-year history, the School of Communication has prepared many generations of leaders and has set the bar for excellence in communication study.

A Powerful Network
As members of the Northwestern University community, students enjoy the considerable professional development resources of one of the world’s leading educational institutions, including workshops and seminars designed exclusively for Health Communication students, job fairs, and access to Northwestern’s extensive alumni and job databases.


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