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Health Communication

The Northwestern Master of Science in Health Communication

Northwestern is no longer accepting applications to this program.

Students in the Master of Science in Health Communication program learn how to improve communication and coordination in healthcare with a broad set of skills and tools rooted in research, technology, and practice.  The program provides opportunities to engage with faculty, classmates, alumni, and special guests that will expose you to new ideas, trends, and professional opportunities. Key features in the MSHC program include:

  • curriculum focused on areas such as human interaction, difficult conversations, the US healthcare system, how to change health related behaviors, and message design
  • Engagement with professionals in healthcare organizations from across the country
  • An internship or practicum bridging the program curriculum to a real-world setting

Healthcare is fragmented and complex. As a result, cost, quality, safety, and patient experience suffer. Northwestern MSHC students combine the knowledge they learn in the classroom with their ambition, imagination, optimism, and curiosity to design solutions, bridge gaps, and improve health communication in all sectors of the healthcare industry.