Chapman University

Schmid College of Science and Technology

Health and Strategic Communication


One University Drive - Office of Graduate Admission

One University Drive

Orange, CA 92866

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

M.S. in Health and Strategic Communication

Format: Campus

Program Description:

Founded by Dr. Lisa Sparks, one of America’s leading health communications researchers, the masters in health communications brings social scientists, statisticians, and communication experts together to teach students how to create and convey information that effectively changes health behavior. This one year program focuses on the role of effective communication in medical care, disease prevention, health promotion and health education. It is the study and use of communication strategies to inform and influence individual, institutional and public audiences about important health issues ranging from provider and patient interaction to families dealing with health issues, communication among health organizations, understanding health care reform and related political messages, to understanding health messages in entertainment and news media and related decision-making.


Chapman University is accredited by and is a member of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.

Facts & Figures

Classification: Master's College or University I

Locale: Midsize City

Size & Settings: 6,000-9,999

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