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
Degree Requirements 48 hours
   Total hours required    48 hours