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Health Communication, Certificate

The Certificate of Graduate Study in Health Communication is an interdisciplinary certificate administered by the Department of Health Promotion, Education, and Behavior; the School of Journalism and Mass Communications; and the School of Library and Information Science.  This is an 18-hour post-bachelor's program which provides students with opportunities to strengthen their knowledge in health communication content, research methods, and application. Students will select Health Promotion, Education, and Behavior; Journalism and Mass Communications; or Library and Information Science as an interest area. 

The program consists of 18 graduate credit hours (a total of six three-credit hour courses).  To earn the certificate, students must complete:

1.  The certificate core (9 hours)

  • HPEB      711          Applied Health Communication
  • SLIS        749          Health Sciences Information Resources

One of the following:

  • JOUR      702          Communication Theory 
  • JOUR      803          Seminar in Mass Communication Theory and Theory Construction
  • JOUR      772          Seminar in Health, Science, and the Media

2.  Six directed elective hours from an approved list provided by the school, depending on the student’s interests as approved by the student’s faculty advisor and the associate director for graduate studies.

3.  A 3 credit-hour practicum or project in the student’s home department.