Our mission is to develop leaders capable of facilitating positive change through populations and healthcare networks. Supporting leadership development allows students to amplify the impact they can have on the companies, organizations, and communities they serve.

Learning Teams
Students are assigned to sections, giving you small group support and an immediate network of learning partners. Sections consist of six to eight people. Since teams are assigned, each group includes a mix of diverse careers, interests, and backgrounds. Small group interaction encourages intellectual exploration and collaborative idea exchange.

Student Involvement
To take a formal leadership position within the program, students can apply to be a Student Ambassador or a member of Student Leadership Council (SLC).  Student Ambassadors represent the program to the greater community and assist prospective students with questions about the program.  SLC meets monthly to lead initiatives that build community within the class and to serve as class representatives to the program administration.

Leadership Practicum
The leadership practicum is designed for students with five or more years of managerial full-time work experience. This course focuses on developing individual leadership awareness, style, and skill in the context of healthcare. In certain circumstances, students with less than five years of managerial full-time work experience may apply to complete the leadership practicum.

Coaching and Mentoring
Each section is assigned to an Alumni Writing Coach. Coaches are recent graduates of the program who provide writing support and can share advice on how to maximize your program experience.

MS in Health Communication
Northwestern University
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Chicago, IL 60611