College of Communication > Academics > Health Communication > Graduate Programs > Health Communication (MA) > Degree Requirements
The Master of Arts in Health Communication requires 12 courses (48-credit hours) — three core courses, one methods course, five Health Communication electives, and three graduate electives inside or outside the program.
Students are required to take all of the following:
With approval of the graduate program director, students can take up to three 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.
Students in the Master of Arts in Health Communication complete their degree requirements by passing a comprehensive final examination.
The graduate concentration in Latino Media & Communication is comprised of at least three graduate courses drawn from the areas of advertising, journalism, media and cinema studies, multicultural communication, organizational communication and public relations. Graduate students in any of the College of Communication Master of Arts programs can elect to complete the Latino Media & Communication concentration. Students may need to use outside electives to complete this concentration.
Students who complete the concentration will:
Students are required to take three courses (12 credits) from the following list:
Topic must be related to Latino Media and Communication.
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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