Uncomplicate the understanding of health care

Quick facts

  • Program type: Master’s degree
  • Academic home: School of Journalism
  • Delivery mode: Blended, one campus visit required
  • Credit hours: 37
  • Accreditation: Higher Learning Commission
  • Estimated program cost: $29,325.83*

*This cost is for illustrative purposes only. Your hours and costs will differ, depending on your transfer hours, course choices at Mizzou and your academic progress. See more about tuition and financial aid.

Get the degree you deserve

The online master’s degree in health communication from MU will help you advance your career in this growing field. If you work in health sciences, health care facility administration or communications, and want to communicate health topics more effectively, this may be the degree for you.

Career prospects

Employment growth
Median salary

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2016-17 Edition, Public Relations and Fundraising Managers

Job titles some of our graduates hold

  • Director of major gifts
  • Media relations manager
  • Senior proposal coordinator
  • Writer, journalist and blogger

Program structure and topics

Delivery of this program is blended; one on-campus seminar held in the fall is required, but individuals may elect to attend up to three times.

Courses are semester-based. Students typically take one or two classes each semester and finish in two to three years.

Course work covers

  • Communications law
  • Health news and promotion
  • Mass communication
  • Media ethics
  • Public relations
  • Strategic communication

Mizzou Online Military Tuition Award

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This program is administered by the School of Journalism.