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 StructureCourses include:
- Health Communication for Diverse Populations
- Introductory Epidemiology
- Mass Communication and Public Health
- Quantitative Research Methods
- Media Relations
- Health and Science Writing
- 12 months
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DisciplinesCommunication Studies Public Health Actuarial Science View 274 other Masters in Communication Studies in United States
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
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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.
International29772 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 29772 USD per year during 12 months.
National29772 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 29772 USD per year during 12 months.
In-State15152 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 15152 USD per year during 12 months.
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The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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