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School of Communication

» M.S. in Health and Strategic Communication

The School of Communication’s Health and Strategic Communication program is the only evidence-based master’s program of its kind in Southern California, focusing on the intersection between communication and health. 

This program, which can be completed in one or two years, allows students to study the role of effective communication in medical settings, health promotion and education, and physical and mental well-being. Students examine the communication strategies and theories essential to informing and influencing individual, institutional, and public audiences about important health issues ranging from patient-provider interactions, families dealing with health issues, and public health crises. Students also explore communication in interpersonal relationships, health and strategic marketing campaigns, and health messages in media and entertainment.

If you are interested in learning more about how communication plays a role in health and health outcomes, and you want to use your skills to make an impact in your community, then this program is for you!

Application Deadlines: 

January 15th - Priority Deadline

April 15th - Regular Deadline (or until seats are filled) 

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