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Communicating in Healthcare, Graduate Certificate

Admission Requirements

Applicants for a graduate certificate must:

  1. Submit a completed application, along with the application fee by the admission deadline.

  2. Have completed a bachelor's degree (or higher, as specified by program) from an accredited college or university.

  3. Have adequate preparation in the field of specialization.

Core Courses (6 hours):

  • COMM 523: Health Communication

  • COMM 553:  Health Communication Campaigns (New Course)

Restricted Elective (6 hours):

  • COMM 528: Communication in the Nonprofit Sector

  • COMM 564: Crisis Communication

  • COMM 578: Interpersonal Communication

  • COMM 581: Applied Organizational Communication

  • COMM 586: Processes of Group Communication

  • COMM 590: Intercultural Communication

  • HCA 540: Health Care Organization and Management

  • HCA 541: Strategic Management and Marketing of Health Services

  • PH 548: Community Health Organizations

  • PH 564: Public Health Issues in Women's Health

  • PH 578: Health Disparities

  • PH 580: Introduction to Public Health 

  • PH 581: Applied Methods in Public Health Practice/Field Epidemiology 

  • PH 587: Health Behavior

  • NURS 501: Nursing Politics and Health Policy

  • NURS 528: Leadership and Management in Nursing Administration


Total Hours: 12


Jieyoung Kong, Ph.D.
Jieyoung Kong, Ph.D.
- Associate Professor, Graduate Academic Program Coordinator


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 Last Modified 8/25/22