Master’s Program

To apply for the Master of Science program, complete the online application through the Graduate College at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Application Deadlines

  • Fall 2017: June 1, 2017
  • Spring 2018: November 1, 2017

    Priority review is given to applications completed before these deadlines, but we accept applications until each cohort is full. Applications submitted after a cohort is full are automatically designated to the next admission cycle at top priority for admission consideration.

Certificate Program

To apply for the 12-credit Certificate in Health Communication, email the following to

  • A current resume or CV
  • A brief personal statement explaining your interest in the certificate
  • A scanned copy of your undergraduate transcript (or picture of your diploma) for degree confirmation

Admission decisions are typically made within two weeks.

Non-degree Seeking Students

Depending on available space in classes, students may opt to take a limited number of courses as non-degree seeking students that can later be applied towards the HCOM degree or certificate. Please contact for details.

More Online Programs

For more information about applying to online programs at the University of Illinois, please visit the Center for Innovation in Teaching & Learning.