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October 17, 2014

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Students are required to follow the Academic Handbook and Code of Student Responsibility

Course Requirements

The Master of Arts in Health Communication requires 12 courses (48-credit hours) — three core courses, one methods course, six Health Communication electives, and two graduate electives inside or outside the program.

Core Courses

Students are required to take all of the following:​

Methods Requirement

Elective Courses

Choose eight courses from the following list*:

* With approval of the graduate program director, students can take up to two ​​relevant elective courses from other College of Communication graduate programs or relevant elective courses from other graduate departments/programs outside of the College of Communication.​

Comprehensive Final Examination or Capstone Project

Students in the Master of Arts in Health Communication complete their degree requirements either by passing a comprehensive final examination or by completing a capstone project with the corresponding course, CMNS 596.

Grade Requirements

Students must maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00 in their graduate courses to remain in good academic standing. Students who do not meet this minimum cumulative requirement will be placed on academic probation and will be expected to attain the minimum cumulative requirement within two quarters. Failure to do so may result in dismissal from the program.