As health care needs change and increase in our societies, health care organizations are playing active social and political roles when responding to national health issues, policy or crises, creating demand for effective communication both externally for health care consumers, and internally for health care providers and organizations.
The Master of Arts in Health Communication prepares students to apply knowledge through theory, research and practice in the areas of organizational, multicultural, relational and small group communication in health care settings. Courses include topics on:
- Research Methods
- Health Care Literacy
- Family and Community Communication
- Multicultural Communication
- LGBT Health Care Issues
- Advance Care Planning
- Patient Advocacy
- Assessment and Intervention
- Managerial and Administrative Communication
- Campaigns and Community Action
A degree in the Health Communication program can lead to potential employment in healthcare administration, public relations, mid-level management, patient and consumer affairs advocacy, and more.
Flexibility and Convenience
DePaul’s quarter system lets you work at your own pace; by taking two classes per quarter, you’ll earn an M.A. in two years. If your schedule allows you to take more than two classes per quarter, you can finish even faster.