Health Communication, Certificate

Admissions  

The GRE is not required for application to the Health Communication Certificate program.

Certificate Requirements (18 Hours)

Core Courses (9 Hours)

Course Title Credits
HPEB 711Applied Health Communication3
ISCI 7493
For students in Journalism and Mass Communication or Public Health: Select one of the following:3
Communication Theory
Seminar in Mass Communication Theory and Theory Construction
Seminar in Health, Science, and the Media
Strategic Communication for Behavior and Social Change
For students in Information Science:3
Communication Theory
Seminar in Mass Communication Theory and Theory Construction

Electives or Independent Study (1-6 Hours)

For students in Journalism and Mass Communications or Public Health:

Course Title Credits
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.6

 For students in Information Science:

Course Title Credits
ISCI 7961-6
Total Credit Hours1-6

Internship or Practicum (3 Hours)

For students in Journalism and Mass Communications or Public Health:

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

Note: Examples of practica/internships include appointments with local agencies involved with health communication, or work on an active research project. Faculty members work closely with students to help them secure the practicum.

For students in Information Science:

Course Title Credits
ISCI 7943
Total Credit Hours3