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Health Communication Online Master's (HCOM) Program

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A new way of thinking about health

Health Communication is one of the most rapidly-growing and exciting areas in the health-care field.The Health Communication Online Masters (HCOM) Program provides a unique perspective and approach to health communication recognizing that health outcomes depend in a significant way on communication processes: in our personal relationships, among our healthcare providers, in our healthcare organizations, and through the media.

Advance your own career and be poised to make greater contributions to your professional community. Join the HCOM Program and become part of a top-ten, nationally-ranked Communication department, earing a Master of Science Degree in in this cutting-edge field entirely online in just two years.

A new way of thinking about learning

The HCOM program not only blends a variety of approaches to the study of health communication, but also offers a unique platform from which to gain new expertise for your own professional work:

  • LEARN in a 100% online program designed to meet the needs of your demanding lifestyle
  • STUDY with some of the leading scholars in the Health Communication field
  • INTERACT and network with fellow healthcare professionals nationwide

A new way of experiencing education

What our current students are saying:

"I have come to the conclusion that I am in the company of a very dynamic, highly intelligent and well-informed group of learners." Sharon Cohen, Ron Wood Public Relations

"I am so thrilled to have found a program with precisely the health communication-focused course content I was looking for with its virtual classroom setting (which will allow me to continue no matter where in the world I may move to!)" - Eirian Johnson, Allergan Pharmaceuticals

Interested in HCOM and want to learn more? Check out our FREE webinar series featuring nationally recognized experts discussing the latest topics in Health Communication!

 

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Questions?

  • If you have any questions about the program please contact Lauren Weiner, Program Coordinator and Academic Advisor:
  • EMAIL: hcom@illinois.edu
  • PHONE: (224) 484-0425
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What are you looking for?

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HCOM in the news

Health Communication appears all over the news media every day. Want to learn more about what we study in HCOM? Follow the links below!
New York Times Health: Doctor Empathy a Factor in Diabetes Care
WebMD News: Teens Over 1/3 of New Prescription Drug Abusers
The Wall Street Journal: How to Stop Hospitals from Killing Us
NPR.org: When Good Bedside Manner Becomes an Afterthought
Check back each week for new articles and videos!