The M.A. in Health Communication prepares students to apply knowledge of communication in health care settings. The program includes critical and theoretical courses as well as highly applied courses in a range of health communication topics including cultural awareness and health disparities, healthcare systems and policy, training and development, provider communication, and health education and promotion.
Graduates of the program will:
- Recognize health care disparities
- Identify the social and multicultural dimensions of health care delivery
- Describe the relationship between effective communication and the quality of care that patients receive
- Enhance health literacy across diverse audiences
- Design and deliver health communication campaigns that provide knowledge to individuals hoping to understand contemporary health care issues
- Implement and evaluate health service delivery programs