The Health Communication concentration provides students with an in-depth understanding of issues relating to public health, public policy, and organizational communications, positioning them to manage all aspects of communication in the healthcare field – from launching a health consciousness campaign to directing a fundraising initiative or branding a health center.
A tested philosophy of multifaceted learning
Topics addressed in the Health Communication concentration include:
Make an impact in the professional world
At Lasell, faculty with extensive professional experience help students build both a broad knowledge base and optimize their existing network of professional contacts. Together with a diverse and varied cohort that brings a wide range of professional experiences to each group interaction, students will undertake collaborative projects and activities – some examples include shaping a health safety campaign focused on the Zika crisis or addressing policy changes in international travel regulations. A concentration in Health Communication will provide you with the tools to advance your current career or confidently enter the healthcare industry in a communications role.
Develop. Practice. Advance.
Lasell’s philosophy of connected learning provides all graduate students with opportunities to draw on both their professional experience and newly acquired knowledge and skills to enhance their career prospects. Rigorous coursework is complemented by opportunities to put learning into practice, such as a Capstone research experience or a graduate lecture series – available in person or via live stream – which welcomes industry leaders to present and discuss their work.
Further your career
Thanks to a vibrant community of working professionals and a wide range of available services, graduate students are positioned to develop their expertise and advance their career. As a Lasell graduate student you will have the opportunity to:
A rewarding path
Graduates in the Health Communication concentration pursue work in hospitals, biotech and insurance corporations, governmental agencies, or non-profit organizations. Our graduates are well positioned to succeed in roles that include:
|COURSE CODE||COURSE TITLE||CREDITS|
|MSC Core Requirements|
|COM701||Communication, Ethics & Society||3|
|COM709||Negotiations & Conflict Resolution||3|
|COM738||Persuasion & Public Opinion||3|
|COM756||Health Promotions & Campaigns||3|
|COM758||Branding Health Services||3|
|Choose 1 from the following:|
|COM798||Special Study Project||3|
Two Electives: 6 credits
Students may take any courses offered at the graduate level to fulfill their elective credits
|Main Session, 1/16 - 5/7|
|Spring Session I, 1/16 - 3/6|
|Spring Session II, 3/19 - 5/7|
|Course Number||Name||Format||Instructor||Day/Time||Session Dates|
|COM 702||Organizational Communication||Hybrid: 1st on-campus meeting 1/22||Laramee, Michael||M 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM||1/16 - 5/7|
|COM 705||Media Relations||Hybrid: 1st on-campus meeting 1/17||Barrett, Janice||W 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM||1/16 - 5/7|
|COM 709||Negotiations & Conflict Resolution||Hybrid: 1st on-campus meeting 1/18||Barrett, Janice||R 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM||1/16 - 5/7|
|COM 721||Principles of Public Relations||Hybrid: 1st on-campus meeting 1/18||Alland, Helene||T 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM||1/16 - 5/7|
|COM 738||Persuasion & Public Opinion||Hybrid: 1st on-campus meeting 1/16||Bailey, Douglas||Main Session||1/16 - 5/7|
|COM 796||Comprehensive Examination
Prereq: COM 703 Min Grade: B-
|Online||Barrett, Janice||Main Session||1/16 - 5/7|
|COM 798||Special Study Project
Prereq: COM 703 Min Grade: B-
|Online||Laramee, Michael||Main Session||1/16 - 5/7|
|COM 799||Professional Internship||Online||Vicente, Erin||Main Session||1/16 - 5/7|
|COM 713||Writing for Public Relations||Online||O'Connor, Joanne||Session I||1/16 - 3/6|
|COM 744||Integrated Marketing Com Planning||Online||O'Connor, Joanne||Session I||1/16 - 3/6|
|COM 758||Branding Health Services||Online||Rizzo, Ricci||Session I||1/16 - 3/6|
|COM 703||Communication Research||Online||Laramee, Michael||Session II||3/19 - 5/7|
|COM 721||Principles of Public Relations||Online||Janbek, Dana||Session II||3/19 - 5/7|
|COM 725||Advertising||Online||Borden, Dan||Session II||3/19 - 5/7|
Candidates seeking admission to Lasell College's Communication graduate degree or certificate programs must hold a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution and demonstrate through academic background and/or work experience the ability to succeed in graduate studies. GRE/GMAT scores are not required for admission. The TOEFL may be waived for international applicants who have earned a bachelor's degree at an accredited college/university in the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand or Canada. All other applicants must submit a TOEFL/IELTS score.
*A cumulative grade point average of 3.0 is recommended for recent college graduates withfewer than 3 years of professional work experience.
Materials should be addressed to:
The Office of Graduate Enrollment
1844 Commonwealth Ave.
Newton, MA 02466