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Faculty members bring decades of experience and research to the classroom. The curriculum gives you a broad set of skills and tools to help you improve communication and coordination in care.

Your section members and classmates expose you to new ideas, new professional opportunities, and share your passion for improving care. Each student brings expertise to the group, helping those with different experiences and backgrounds learn from each other.

You’ll be exposed to a lot of information and opportunity in a short amount of time. A team of professional staff and advisors help you navigate the program and offer guidance in the areas of academics, student life, and career management. This team of advisors support students and help them meet their academic and professional goals throughout the program.

MSHC Program

Program Length11 months
Program Schedule4 quarters, approximately 10 class days/quarter
Weekly ScheduleSaturday 9am – 5pm (Practicum and Professional Skills for International Students may require non-Saturday meetings)
Total Credits10 (domestic student), 12.25 (international student)
Core Curriculum8
FacultySee our faculty
Average Work Experience7.5 years (Range 0-30+ years)
Tuition$62,120 for domestic students and $76,079 for international students in the 2020-2021 academic year*
Career ServicesOffice of External Programs, Internships, & Career Services (EPICS)
Advising Support NetworkStudents can rely on a team of academic and career advisors to help you navigate the year, make the most of your time, and help you craft your career path.
Campus LocationThe MS Health Communication program is centered in the heart of Northwestern’s hospital and healthcare resources on the Chicago campus.

* Note: Tuition is evaluated each May. The Program reserves the right to make changes affecting the policies, fees, curricula or any other matters referenced on this site.