Jamie Rauscher (MET '11)
Brigham and Women's Hospital
"The Master of Science in Health Communication enhanced my career in health care by both broadening and deepening my knowledge base. Health Communication courses like Biology, Epidemiology and Nutrition deepened my existing knowledge of health care while classes like Biomedical Ethics, Introduction to Health Communication, Interactive Marketing and Introduction to Media Relations introduced me to new concepts."
Health care issues affect billions worldwide, and can range from health
care reform to environmental crises. An effective and responsible communication
strategy requires professionals with an understanding of biosystems and
disease, nutrition and public health, the American health care system,
and epidemiology-and the ability to communicate information in a way
both the media and the public can understand.
Developed in collaboration with Boston University's College of Communication,
the Master of Science in Health Communication (MSHC) is the first degree
of its type to be offered online, providing academic and professional
preparation for students who wish to work within this important and emerging
The online MSHC offers a multidisciplinary curriculum that focuses on:
- How to implement effective communication campaigns
- Analysis of health care issues in order to provide valuable information
to the media, the public, and other critical stakeholders
- Understanding of biosystems and disease, nutrition and public health,
the American health care system, and epidemiology
- Leadership skills in the emerging fields of health care marketing,
public relations, health literacy, crisis management, and social marketing
The online MSHC consists of ten
courses, and can be completed in as few as 18 months of part-time
The Boston University Online Master of Science in Health Communication
can be completed in less than two years of study.
Students may apply to
begin at any time. Please complete this
form to begin the application process.