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Program at a Glance

Our MS in Health Care Communication represents a unique merger of student-centered on-campus experiences and online coursework, designed to help you balance your competing demands, reach your goals and earn a robust graduate business degree in a single year.

Degree Earned

Master of Science in Health Care Communication

Distinguishing Characteristics

The MS in Health Care Communication program provides:

  • A cohort model to maximize instructor attention and build peer relationships
  • Combination of synchronous and asynchronous coursework for maximum flexibility
  • Unprecedented experiential learning practicum to provide health care experience
Admission Requirements
  • Bachelor’s degree (communication or related field preferred)
  • Application form and essays
  • Admissions interview
  • One letter of recommendation
Class Format

Innovative blend of on-campus, blended (mix of in-person and online), and fully online courses with only one Saturday a month on campus for core modules.


Program Schedule Content Areas

Part-time, 30-credit, one-year degree plan for the working professional

Covering topics through the lenses of business and communication

  • First course delivered in early fall in a week-long, all-day boot camp
  • Saturday classes meet approximately once a month for the 7-week core modules
  • Two fully online courses (one fall, one spring)
  • Practicum starts after boot camp as a mentorship and culminates in a project completed in late summer
  • Historical perspectives on the health care industry
  • Industry culture and operational environment
  • Policy, law, ethics and trends in health care management and delivery
  • Management challenges and priorities and the communicator’s role and responsibilities
  • Health care writing and audience research
  • Marketing and reputation management in the health care space
  • Basic anatomy and physiology
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