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Health Communication (MA/MBA in Health Sector Management)

Our Master of Arts in Health Communication/Master of Business Administration in Health Sector Management program develops students’ managerial acumen and their expertise as communicators.

This program is offered as a joint degree, administered by both the College of Communication and Kellstadt Graduate School of Business. The joint degree is designed for committed and enterprising students who want to take advantage of the growing emphasis on communication in the design and delivery of high quality, safe, and patient-centered healthcare.

The Master of Arts in Health Communication/Master of Business Administration program allows students to obtain both degrees in as little as three years of full-time course work. This 96-credit program is designed to help students stay competitive by having an in-depth understanding of the world of business and the ability to communicate effectively using various media under highly diverse conditions. This rigorous program is designed for highly motivated students who work or plan to work in management, executive or consulting positions in healthcare communications, leadership, advertising, public relations, diversity management, quality/safety, and community/population health. To enter this program, prospective students must complete admission applications and be accepted to both the MA in Health Communication and the MBA in Health Sector Management through the separate colleges.

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