The Health and Risk Communication M.A. program is designed to educate students in both the theory and practice of health communication. Specifically, students learn to design, write, implement and evaluate evidence-based health communication materials to prevent and address health problems in our society.
Whether students have an interest in health and risk communication research or practice, the HRC M.A. program has something to offer with a thesis track or an examination track. With 8 to 15 elective credits included in the course requirements depending on the track chosen, students are able to shape the program to fit their interests. Past students have come from diverse educational backgrounds including communication, health and nutrition, kinesiology, psychology, epidemiology and nursing. Such a diverse and interdisciplinary program allows for students to gain a well-rounded perspective on the overall role of health and risk communication across a number of fields.