12 months
29772 USD/year
29772 USD/year
15152 USD/year
Tuition fee
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Start date


The Master of Arts degree in Health and Risk Communication from Michigan State University is an interdisciplinary program administered by the College of Communication Arts and Sciences in cooperation with the College of Human Medicine. 


The Health and Risk Communication program from Michigan State University is designed to help students to gain a broad understanding of health and risk communication theory and principles; to gain practice in creating effective health and risk communication programs and interventions; and to learn how to design, use, and critique relevant research. 

Students may select courses that are related to broad areas within health communication such as health communication theory and principles, risk communication, research methods, health marketing, designing health and risk messages, policy, sociology of health, science writing, media relations, and other communication focused areas.


Graduates may pursue careers with government agencies, hospitals, HMOs, insurance companies, nonprofits, the medical trade press, and other health service-related organizations.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Health Communication for Diverse Populations
  • Introductory Epidemiology
  • Mass Communication and Public Health
  • Quantitative Research Methods
  • Media Relations
  • Health and Science Writing

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


33 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Student insurance

Make sure to cover your health, travel, and stay while studying abroad. Even global coverages can miss important items, so make sure your student insurance ticks all the following:

  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

To be considered for admission to the Master of Arts degree program in health and risk communication, an applicant must submit:

  • a statement of purpose outlining academic and professional goals.
  • two letters of reference from persons who are familiar with the applicant’s academic and professional work.
  • the Graduate Record Examination General Test scores.
  • for international applicants only, the Test of English Language Fluency (TOEFL).
  • one transcript from all colleges and universities attended.
  • resume.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    29772 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 29772 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    29772 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 29772 USD per year during 12 months.
  • In-State

    15152 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 15152 USD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for East Lansing

1000 - 1500 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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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