Certificate Program

Tailor your education to fit your professional interests.

The Certificate in Health Communication is a 12-credit program that allows you to choose from a large selection of health communication courses to fit your needs. The certificate can be completed in less than a year (but students are allowed two years to take courses). You can transfer all certificate credits to degree-seeking credit if you decide to enroll in the Master of Science program at any time.

The certificate is ideal for health professionals who:

  • are interested in health communication but already have a master’s degree
  • may not feel ready to commit to a two-year degree program, but would like to take classes to apply to a degree later
  • would like to focus in one specific area (interpersonal, organizational or social/mediated health communication) but do not need or want to take classes in the other areas
  • enjoy learning in a dynamic environment with elite health professionals from all over the world