MS in Communication: Health Communication

Overview

As one of today’s most rapidly evolving industries, the healthcare field has high demand for knowledgeable, skilled communicators. In the Health Communication graduate program, you will acquire the skills to launch a health campaign or brand health services, and master the embedded ethical issues to advance your career at a hospital, biotech corporation, governmental agency, or non-profit organization.

The 36 credits of coursework includes:

  • 21 credits of the core MS in Communication curriculum
  • 9 credits of Health Communication concentration courses
  • 6 credits of Management or Communication electives
  • Capstone internship, research project, thesis, or comprehensive examination

Curriculum

COURSE CODE COURSE TITLE CREDITS
MSC Core Requirements
COM701 Communication, Ethics, & Society 3
COM702 Organizational Communication 3
COM703 Communication Research 3
COM705 Media Relations 3
COM709 Negotiations & Conflict Resolution 3
COM738 Persuasion & Public Opinion 3
Choose 1 from the following:
COM796 Comprehensive Examination 3
COM797 Thesis 3
COM798 Special Study Project 3
COM799 Professional Internship 3
Concentration Courses
COM751 Health Communication 3
COM756 Health Promotions & Campaigns 3
COM758 Branding Health Services 3

Two Electives: 6 credits
Students may take any courses offered at the graduate level to fulfill their elective credits

Course Schedule

Summer 2015 Course Schedule

Summer Main Session, 5/19-8/26
Summer Session I, 5/19-7/7
Summer Session II, 7/8-8/26

 

Course NumberNameFormatDay/TimeSession Dates
COM 797 Thesis Online TBA 5/19-8/26
COM 798 Special Study Project Online TBA 5/19-8/26
COM 799 Professional Internship Online TBA 5/19-8/26
COM 702 Organizational Communication Online Summer I 5/19-7/7
COM 703 Communication Research Online Summer I 5/19-7/7
COM 704 Corporate Communication Hybrid T. 5/19, 6:30-9 5/19-7/7
COM 722 Crisis Communication Online Summer I 5/19-7/7
COM 725 Advertising Online Summer I 5/19-7/7
COM 731 Video Production Hybrid M. 5/25, 6:30-9 5/19-7/7
COM 743 Integrated Marketing Com & the Internet Online Summer I 5/19-7/7
COM 755 Communication Law Online Summer I 5/19-7/7
COM 756 Health Promotions & Campaigns Online TBA 5/19-7/7
COM 796 Comprehensive Examination Online TBA 5/19-7/7
COM 705 Media Relations Online Summer II 7/8-8/26
COM 706 Global Media Online Summer II 7/8-8/26
COM 738 Persuasion & Public Opinion Online Summer II 7/8-8/26
COM 742 Integrated Marketing Communications Online Summer II 7/8-8/26
COM 744 Integrated Marketing Com Planning Online Summer II 7/8-8/26
COM 761 Communicating in Groups and Teams Online Summer II 7/8-8/26

Fall 2015 Course Schedule

Fall Main Session, 9/8-12/18
Fall Session I, 9/8-10/27
Fall Session II, 10/28-12/16

 

Course NumberNameFormatDay/TimeSession Dates
COM 701 Communication, Ethics, & Society Hybrid M. 9/14, 6:30-9 9/8-12/18
COM 703 Communication Research Hybrid T. 9/15, 6:30-9 9/8-12/18
COM 713 Writing for Public Relations Hybrid R. 9/10, 6:30-9 9/8-12/18
COM 722 Crisis Communication Hybrid W. 9/9, 6:30-9 9/8-12/18
COM 724 International Corporate Communication Hybrid M. 9/14, 6:30-9 9/8-12/18
COM 725 Advertising Hybrid R. 9/17, 6:30-9 9/8-12/18
COM 742 Integrated Marketing Communications Hybrid T. 9/8, 6:30-9 9/8-12/18
COM 796 Comprehensive Examination   TBA 9/8-12/18
COM 797 Thesis   TBA 9/8-12/18
COM 798 Special Study Project   TBA 9/8-12/18
COM 799 Professional Internship   TBA 9/8-12/18
COM 701 Communication, Ethics, & Society Online Fall I 9/8-10/27
COM 703 Communication Research Online Fall I 9/8-10/27
COM 705.B Media Relations Hybrid W. 6:30-9 9/8-10/27
COM 709 Negotiations & Conflict Resolution Online Fall 9/8-10/27
COM 713 Writing for Public Relations Online Fall I 9/8-10/27
COM 751 Health Communication Online Fall I 9/8-10/27
COM 705 Media Relations Online Fall II 10/28-12/16
COM 709.B Negotiations & Conflict Resolution Hybrid W. 6:30-9 10/28-12/16
COM 722 Crisis Communications Online Fall II 10/28-12/16
COM 738 Persuasion & Public Opinion Online Fall II 10/28-12/16
COM 750 Intercultural Communication Online Fall II 10/28-12/16
COM 756 Health Promotions & Campaigns Online Fall II 10/28-12/16