Purdue University

Master of Science in Communication: Health Communication


610 Purdue Mall

West Lafayette, IN 47907

United States

Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Master of Science in Communication: Health Communication

Format: Online

Program Description:

Create consistent, strategic and effective messaging on international, national and local levels that involves key stakeholders from your organization. This program is housed within the esteemed Brian Lamb School of Communication. You can complete your degree through 10 courses in just 20 months.

The Health Communication concentration is composed of 3 courses totaling 9 credits, and it's designed to prepare future leaders of healthcare. You'll learn how addressing advocacy issues and improving communications with industry stakeholders, patients, providers, payers, government agencies, and more, can lead to better patient care and outcomes.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the program, you understand specifically how to:

  • Increase team productivity through better communication
  • Find and use data in decision-making
  • Develop communication plans that position you as a marketplace leader
  • Use strategic communication in global contexts


North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

Facts & Figures

Classification: Master's College or University I

Loans Offered: Loans may be available. Applicants may apply by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). FAFSA Code: 001825

Locale: Large Suburb

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