Mason Health Communication PhD

The 60-credit (post M.A.) doctoral program in communication focuses on health and strategic communication. It prepares students for increasingly complex public and private communication environments.

Students receive a strong theoretical and multi-methodological foundation which enables them to examine the critical role communication performs in health promotion, disease prevention, quality of care, risk assessment, and crisis management

Mason Science Communications

This certificate is designed for graduate students with or without an academic communication background to upgrade their knowledge of the field. It is geared to meet the needs of both communication professionals and science professionals who want to emphasize science communication work in their future careers.

The graduate certificate in science communication may be pursued on a part-time or full-time basis.

Health Communication 620

Health Communication 620 examines interpersonal communicative processes associated with health in consumer-provider, family, and health communication campaign contexts. Focus is on understanding cultural differences in perceptions of/communication about health and disease.

The course is taught by Distinguished Professor, Gary Kreps. Two hands-on, service-learning projects related to the Share CBT-I Health Communication Campaign are under way.

Advanced Principles of PR

Advanced Principles of PR (Comm 331) develops the conceptual knowledge and practical skills students need to thrive in challenging public relations situations, such as crisis management, research for clients, communication with clients, and development of client work. The instructor is Sergei Samoilenko.

Students complete the course with a portfolio of research, writing, and visual materials they have created. In fall 2016, students will pilot a social media competition for the Insomnia Hub, to help spread the word about what's proven to work for insomnia and where to find it.

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