Degrees and Certificates in Health Communication

Below is a listing of formal academic degree programs and certificates in health communication. The information is reviewed and updated annually. See a program that's missing? Please send an email to [email protected]

The following programs are not affiliated with the Society. Learn more about the Society's affiliated academic programs.

Please note: The below information does not account for any changes institutions have made to degree programs or course offerings in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Master's Degrees in Health Communication

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Boston University

M.S. in Health Communication

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Chapman University M.S. in Health and Strategic Communication In-person More information

DePaul University

M.A. in Health Communication In-person

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George Washington University

MPH in Public Health Communication and Marketing

In-person & online

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Johns Hopkins University

MSPH in Health Education and Health Communication

Hybrid & part-time

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Michigan State University M.A. in Health and Risk Communication In-person More information
Mississippi College MSC in Professional Communication in Health Services Administration In-person or online More information
Northwestern University M.S. in HCOM In-person More information
Rider University M.A. in Health Communication  Online More information

Tulane University

MPH in Health Education and Communication 

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University of Florida

MAMC in Science/Health Communication

 
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University of Houston

M.A. in Health Communication In-person

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University of Illinois

 

M.S. in Health Communication

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University of Minnesota

M.A. in Health Communication

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University of Missouri

M.A. in Health Communication

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Degrees with a Health Communication Track or Emphasis

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Ashland University

M.A. in Strategic and Corporate Communication with health and risk communication track

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Bellarmine University

M.A. in Communication with health communication concentration

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Boston University

MPH with functional area in health communication and promotion

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Bryant University

MA in Communication with health communication specialization

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Chatham University

MComm with specialization in health communication

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Colorado State University

MPH with concentration in health communication

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Drexel University

M.S. in Communication with concentration in Science and health communication

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East Carolina University

M.A. in Communication with a concentration in health communication

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George Mason University M.A. in communication with specialization in health communication In-person More information

George Mason University

MPH with a concentration in public health communication

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George Washington University 

MPH with health communication concentration

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Harvard University

MPH with concentration in health communication

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Indiana University–Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) M.A. in Applied Communication with concentration in health communication In-person More information
James Madison University

M.A. in Communication with concentration in health communication

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Kent State University

M.A. in Communication with emphasis area in health communication

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Lasell College

M.S. in communication with concentration in health communication Online More information

Loyola University Maryland

M.A. in Emerging Media with specialization in health communication

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Marywood University

M.A. in Communication Arts with concentration in health communication

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North Carolina State University

M.S. in Technical Communication with elective cluster in health/medical communication

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Ohio University

M.A. in Communication with specialization in health communication/health policy

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Ohio State University

M.A. in communication with concentration in health communication and social influence

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Purdue University

 

M.A. in Communication with health communication emphasis

 
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Rutgers University

M.A. in Communication with specialization in health communication

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Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville

MA in Communication with specialization in health communication

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State University of New York at Oswego

M.A. in Strategic Communication with track in health communication

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SUNY Albany

M.A. in Communication with concentration in health communication

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Texas A&M

M.A. in Communication with concentration in health communication

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Texas Southern University

M.A. in Communication with concentration in health communication

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Texas State University

MA in Communication with program area in health communication

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Tufts University School of Medicine

MPH with concentration in behavioral science and health communication

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University of Arizona

M.A. in Communication with specialization in health communication

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University of Arkansas at Little Rock

M.A. in Communication with health communication track

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University of Cincinnati

M.A. in Communication with focus area in health and environmental communication

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University of Georgia

M.A. in Communication with a concentration in health communication

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University of Kentucky

 M.A. in Communication with specialization in health communication In-person More information

University of Memphis

M.A. in Communication with specialty area in health and relational communication

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University of Miami

M.A. in communication with health communication track

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University of Michigan

MPH  in Health Behavior and Health Education with concentration in health communication

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University of Nebraska, Lincoln

M.A. in Communication with concentration in interpersonal, family, and health communication

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University of New Mexico

M.A. in Communication with concentration in culture and health communication

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University of North Florida

M.S. in Communication Management with concentration in public health

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University of Oklahoma

M.A. in Communication with specialization in health communication

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University of San Francisco

M.A. in Communication with concentration in health communication

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University of South Florida

MPH with concentration in social marketing

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University of Utah

M.A. in Communication with concentration in communicating science, health, environment, and risk In-person More information

Washington State University

M.A. in Communication with concentration in media and health promotion

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Certificates in Health Communication

Institution

Certificate Delivery Mode Website

Arkansas State University

Certificate in Health Communication

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Boston University 

Visual and Digital Health Communication Graduate Certificate 

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Clemson University

Certificate in Health Communication

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Colombia University 

Certificate in Health Communication 

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DePaul University

Certificate in Health Communication

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East Carolina University

Certificate in Health Communication

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Johns Hopkins

Health Communication Certificate

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Lasell College 

Health Communication Certificate

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Loyola University Maryland

Certificate in Health Communication

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Sam Houston State University

Certificate in Health Communication and Public Relations

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Stony Brook University

Advanced Certificate in Health Communications

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The University of Utah

Certificate in Interdisciplinary Health Communication

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Tufts University 

Certificate in Digital Health Communication

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University of Cincinnati

Certificate in Health Communication

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University of Dayton

Certificate in Health Communication 

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University of Houston Downtown

Certificate in Medical and Applied Health Communication

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University of Illinois

Certificate in Health Communication

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University of Illinois Chicago

Certificate in Technology-Based Health Communication and Promotion 

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University of Kentucky

Certificate in Health Communication

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University of South Carolina 

Certificate of Graduate Study in Health Communication 

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University of South Florida

Certificate in social marketing

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University of the Sciences

Certificate in Health Education and Communication

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Washington State University

Certificate in Health Communication and Promotion

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Wayne State University

Certificate in Health Communication

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