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Return On Investment

Graduate education requires an investment of your time, effort, and money. Make sure you are getting value for your energy by selecting a school and program that provides a strong return on your investment.  The student experience in the MS Health Communication program is transformative.  You will see returns through your finances, your knowledge, and your career.

Financial Benefits

  • 56% of students receive a promotion or start a new job within one year of graduation*
  • Average pay increases by 14%*
    • Average starting pay range: $58,000 – $160,000
    • Average pay range after graduation: $68,000 – $160,000+

Career Mobility

  • Lasting professional connections to classmates, healthcare leaders, and Northwestern alumni network
  • Professional development and leadership insights to inform the next stages of your career

Knowledge Advancement

  • Transformational experience that changes how you think about healthcare
  • Information on cutting-edge research from Northwestern’s world class, interdisciplinary faculty


*Figures are from alumni survey data (65% response rate; self-reported data).