Skip to main content

Draft page

Applications for Fall 2021 are now open!    APPLY TODAY

Earn Your MS in One Year

Join industry leaders with a passion for improving healthcare.


Classes on Saturdays allow you to work and continue to develop your career throughout the program.


Develop the tools to change healthcare for the better.

The one-year, professional MS degree in Health Communication is a unique program that will prepare students to solve important problems in healthcare. The program takes an innovative approach to health communication—bringing together the science of social influence with the science of human centered interaction design.

Practical Learning

Theory and practice go hand in hand, and classroom discussions on Saturday can make a significant difference in how you do your job on Monday. Since you don’t have to wait until you earn your degree to start experiencing the benefits of the program, you are able to become a more effective professional with each passing week. In fact, on average, 56% of students receive a promotion or start a new role within a year of graduation.

Intellectual Depth

Northwestern faculty is comprised of world-class instructors who possess extensive experience as leading academics and industry experts in their discipline and as consultants to business, government, and foundations. With an interdisciplinary approach, the program draws faculty from the Feinberg School of Medicine and the School of Communication.

A Degree That’s Recognized Around the World

In its more than 130-year history, the School of Communication has prepared many generations of leaders and has set the bar for excellence in communication study.

Your progress will be saved, return to complete it any time.