Health Communication Online Masters (HCOM) Program

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Program URL: http://www.hcom.illinois.edu/

Campus: Urbana-Champaign

Program Type: Master's Degree

Award Conferred: Master of Science

Total Number of Credit Hours: 32 Sem. Hr(s).

This online Masterís degree in Health Communication targets health care and public health professionals who seek an advanced degree to enhance their career, graduates from social science programs who wish to specialize in health communication, and individuals who want the masterís degree as a step toward applying to a doctoral program.

Students can study the relationship between communication and health in interpersonal (e.g., family communication and health, doctor-patient communication, social networks and social support), organizational (e.g., communication about health care reform, health delivery systems and communication patterns, health care teams and decision making), and mediated contexts (e.g., health persuasion and campaigns, the influence of media on health attitudes and behaviors, health informatics).


Online & Continuing Education
901 West University Avenue
Urbana, IL 61801-
Phone: (217) 333-1462
E-mail: oce-info@illinois.edu

Lauren Wiener 
Program Coordinator and Academic Advisor
Department of Communication
1207 W. Oregon St.
MC 456
Urbana, IL 61801-
Phone: (217) 333-2683
E-mail: health-comm@illinois.edu

Maryland Residents:

The State of Maryland is currently taking steps to authorize institutions in certain other states, including Illinois, to offer online distance education programs and courses to students residing in Maryland. That authorization is expected to be completed by January 1, 2016. Students whose resident address is in Maryland are welcome to apply to University of Illinois online courses and programs, but will be able to begin taking courses only after the State of Maryland completes its authorization process.


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