A Different Approach
How is the Northwestern MSHC program different from other Health Communication programs?
Two words: Interaction Design
Amplify Your Impact
Traditionally, health communication focuses on campaigns and education with the intention of influencing health behavior. While these skills and concepts are also an important part of our curriculum, the Northwestern MS in Health Communication introduces you to a broader understanding of how you can apply communication arts, sciences, methods, programs, and interventions to solve problems in healthcare.
Themes of interaction design are woven through the curriculum, developing your ability to design better products, environments, systems, and services. Your diverse set of knowledge and skills in behavior change strategies and design thinking helps you amplify your impact in healthcare companies and organizations.