M.Sc. Online

Health Communication for Social Change

The City University of New York

12 months
855 USD/credit 30780 USD/year
855 USD/credit 30780 USD/year
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The online master of science degree in Health Communication for Social Change from The City University of New York prepares students to achieve meaningful public health outcomes through communication, social marketing, and other behavior-change strategies.


Students of the MS in Health Communication for Social Change from The City University of New York gain core public health competencies and receive training in health literacy, strategic marketing, social media strategy, multimedia production, and health entrepreneurship along with other critical communications domains.

This is the only fully online health communications program offered by a CEPH-accredited school of public health.

Learning outcomes

Students will have opportunities to take advantage of the deep and wide CUNY SPH networks, which include NYC public agencies, communications firms, multinational corporations, and international NGOs.

Career opportunities

Because this program emphasizes building technical skills, graduates will have access to a wide variety of employment opportunities at city, county, and state health departments; advertising and marketing agencies; non-governmental organizations; philanthropic organizations, and more through our engaged faculty. Students will also have opportunities to apply for research and project positions at CUNY SPH centers and institutes, which work throughout New York City and around the world.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Public Health Leadership & Management
  • Health Equity, Communication, and Advocacy
  • Designing and Evaluating Public Health Interventions
  • Designs, Concepts, and Methods in Public Health Research
  • Quantitative and Qualitative Data Analysis Methods in Public Health Research
  • Health and Media Literacy for Public Health Advancement

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  • Full-time
    • 12 months

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36 alternative credits



Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Completed SOPHAS application
  • Undergraduate degree from an accredited university with GPA (overall and major) of at least 3.0.
  • Personal statement/statement of purpose (recommended length is 500 words)
  • Resume
  • 2 letters of recommendation
  • TOEFL scores are required if language of instruction for prior degrees was not English
  • Paper-based test: 550
  • Computer administered test: 233
  • Internet-based test: 60 (reading score, writing score, and listening score)
  • Transcript evaluation from WES or ECE for foreign transcripts. Please reach out to us if you are having programs with your evaluation due to COVID-19.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    30780 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 855 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    30780 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 855 USD per credit during 12 months.


  • Full-time - $5,545/semester
  • Part-time - $470/credit


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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