The Master of Science in Communication with a concentration in Health Communication provides students with an in-depth understanding of issues relating to public health, public policy, and organizational communications. You will be prepared to manage all aspects of communication in the healthcare field – from launching a health consciousness campaign to directing a fundraising initiative and branding a health center.
Lasell’s philosophy of Connected Learning provides you with opportunities to draw on both your professional experience and newly acquired knowledge and skills to enhance your career prospects. Rigorous coursework is complemented by opportunities to put learning into practice, including a Capstone research experience and lectures from industry leaders (in person and via live stream) who present and discuss their work.
To address rising healthcare costs and improve health outcomes, healthcare communication specialists will be needed to inform and influence the public, providers, policy makers, and researchers. You will be positioned to succeed in hospitals, biotech and insurance corporations, governmental agencies, and non-profit organizations in such roles as:
Join Lasell’s vibrant community of working professionals and gain access to a wide range of resources to develop your expertise and expand your network. As a Lasell graduate student, you will:
|COURSE CODE||COURSE TITLE||CREDITS|
|COM756||Health Promotions & Campaigns||3|
|COM758||Branding Health Services||3|
|MSC Core Requirements|
|COM701||Communication, Ethics & Society||3|
|COM709||Negotiations & Conflict Resolution||3|
|COM738||Persuasion & Public Opinion||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
|Winter 1/2 - 1/17|
|COM701||Communication, Ethics & Society||Online||Anderson, Lauren|
|COM762||Communication Strategies for Leaders||Online||Nazzaro, Lucia|
|SPRING MAIN: 1/22 - 5/11|
|COM702||Organizational Communication||Hybrid||Covarrubias, Kristina|
|COM713||Writing for Public Relations||Hybrid||Sobel, Ethan|
|COM738||Persuasion & Public Opinion||Hybrid||Nazzaro, Lucia|
|COM796||Comprehensive Examination||Hybrid||Barrett, Janice|
|COM798||Special Study Project||TBA||TBA|
|SPRING I: 1/22 - 3/10|
|COM703||Communication Research||Online||Anderson, Lauren|
|COM721||Principles of Public Relations||Online||Vincente, Erin|
|COM732||Advanced Negotiations:Skills to Influence||Online||Santos, Jovonte|
|COM735||Digital Storytelling||Online||Perlson, Meryl|
|COM758||Branding Health Services||Online||Quintino, Joao|
|SPRING 2: 3/23 - 5/11|
|COM702||Organizational Communication||Online||Barrett, Janice|
|COM705||Media Relations||Online||Barrett, Janice|
|COM709||Negotiations & Conflict Resolution||Online||Barrett, Janice|
Candidates seeking admission to Lasell University'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 with fewer than 3 years of professional work experience.
Materials should be addressed to:
The Office of Graduate Enrollment
1844 Commonwealth Ave.
Newton, MA 02466