College of Communication > Academics > Health Communication > Graduate Programs > Health Communication (MA) > Degree Requirements

Degree Requirements

Course Requirements

The Master of Arts in Health Communication requires 12 courses (48-credit hours) — three core courses, one methods course, six Health Communication electives, and two graduate electives inside or outside the program.

Core Courses

Students are required to take all of the following:

Methods Requirement

Students are required to take the following:

Elective Courses

Choose eight courses from the following list*:

* With approval of the graduate program director, students can take up to two relevant elective courses from other College of Communication graduate programs or relevant elective courses from other graduate departments/programs outside of the College of Communication.

Comprehensive Final Examination

Students in the Master of Arts in Health Communication complete their degree requirements by passing a comprehensive final examination.

Grade Requirements

All students are required to maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.000 in their coursework. If a student's cumulative GPA falls below 3.000, the student will be allowed to complete an additional 16 credits or 3 quarters (whichever comes first) to attain the 3.000 minimum GPA. If the cumulative GPA remains below a 3.000 at the conclusion of this time period, the student may be dismissed from the program. The student's cumulative and term GPAs along with overall academic performance will be factored into the dismissal decision. 

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