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Health Communication (MA/MBA in Management)

​Our Master of Business Administration/Master of Arts in Health Communication degree develops students’ managerial acumen and their expertise as communicators.

The joint degree prepares students for leadership roles in a range of areas within healthcare, including advertising, public relations, crisis communication, quality/patient safety, strategic planning/marketing, corporate communication, and community/population health.

The Kellstadt Graduate School of Business and the College of Communication offer a unique joint degree program. This 96-credit MBA/MA in Health Communication provides you with the opportunity to earn advanced degrees in two highly complementary fields--business and health communication. Success in today’s competitive, global economy requires both an in-depth understanding of the dynamics of the world of business and the ability to communicate effectively using various media under highly diverse conditions.

The Master of Business Administration/Master of Arts in Health Communication program allows students to obtain both degrees in as little as three years of full-time course work. This rigorous program is designed for highly motivated students who work or plan to work in management, executive or consulting positions in healthcare communications, leadership, advertising, public relations, diversity management, quality/safety, and community/population health. To enter this program, prospective students must complete admissions applications and be accepted for both the MBA and the MA in Health Communication.

The Master of Business Administration/Master of Arts in Health Communication is offered as a joint degree, administered jointly by the Kellstadt Graduate School of Business and the College of Communication. The joint degree is designed for committed and enterprising students who want to take advantage of the growing emphasis on communication in the design and delivery of high quality, safe, and patient-centered healthcare.

MA Requirements 36 hours
MBA Core Requirements 36 hours
MBA Concentration and Elective Requirements ​24 hours
   Total hours required    96 hours