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The Master of Science in Health Care Communication program launches a cohort each fall

When you begin the program, you will know exactly which days you are expected to attend class and participate in on-campus class sessions.

Regular monthly classes are held on the university's Minneapolis campus. You will be in class once a month on a Saturday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

In between class weekends, you can expect 10-20 hours per week of class preparation through a combination of online activities including, but not limited to, conferencing and simulations, discussion boards and group collaboration. Activities will vary by course.

Program Schedule: 2017-2018

After the bootcamp week, subsequent on-campus sessions consist of a morning and afternoon session, each devoted to the two courses in the module. The morning of each session will conclude the course kicked off in the previous on-campus session; the afternoon will kick off the second course in the module.

On-Campus Sessions Blended Modules Fully Online Practicum (Ongoing)

August 28 – September 1, 2017

Management Priorities and the Communicator (BCOM 726, Completed On Campus)

Basic Anatomy and Physiology for Health Care Communications (BCOM 638)

Fall 2017


Sept 1 - October 21, 2017

Health Care Policy (MGMT 732)

Health Care Communication Practicum (BCOM 804, Applied)

Work is ongoing throughout fall and summer

October 21 - December 9, 2017

Strategic Management in Health Care (MGMT 698)

January 1, 2018 - February 3, 2018




 Health Care: Strategic Overview of System (MGMT 630)

J-term 2018

February 3 - March 24, 2018


Health Law (BLAW 745)


Health Care Language and Writing (BCOM 639)

Spring 2018

March 24 - May 12, 2018


Marketing Management (MKTG 600) 


May 12 - June 30, 2018


Communication Research (BCOM 610)


June 30 - August 18, 2018

Reputation Management (BCOM 661)

Health Care Communication Practicum Presentations (BCOM 804)



Dates subject to change; schedule will be confirmed prior to the cohort start date.

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