Health Communication Online Master's (HCOM) Program

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100% Online
Asynchronous and group-paced.
Learn from anywhere at anytime.

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Complete in 2 years
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Over 80% of graduates report new jobs and promotions.

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Access to career services
and internship opportunities.

Join the HCOM Program Director and Academic Advisor for a Zoom Q&A session as they walk you through the program, explain what makes us different from other opportunities in online education, and demonstrate how you can apply what you learn in HCOM to your future career.

Sessions are held the first Thursday every month at 12pm CST. 


Apply by June 1 to start in August 2022
MS in Health Communication


Join a Top-5 nationally ranked Communication department through an online master’s program with a 95% degree completion rate. You can learn from award-winning scholars in the field and network with other professionals in healthcare without compromising your full-time career or personal life. Our classes are asynchronous for convenience; group paced for community and connection. Learn more about this 32-credit degree program that can be completed in just 2 years.

We Make an Online Learning Experience Personal

Online education is often considered impersonal, but the HCOM program puts the student experience at the highest priority. Students receive one-on-one guidance and mentoring from all professors throughout the program, participate in continuous discussion with other HCOM students, and build a relationship with an academic advisor who is available 24/7 to answer questions and provide support. Email or call Dr. Lauren Weiner (; 224-484-0425) and find out what makes HCOM unique and tailored to each individual student's needs.

What are the requirements for admission?

  • The HCOM program is flexible, and our application requirements are as well.
  • While a bachelor's degree is required, your degree can be in any discipline.
  • For those with a GPA below a 3.0 on a 4.0 scale, GRE test scores are required.

How do I apply?

  • For Fall 2021 admission, applications are due by June 1, 2021.
  • For Spring 2022 admission, applications are due by November 1, 2021.
  • Visit the Graduate College's application page, review the information, and select the "Apply Now" button.

Where do students from this program get jobs?

  • Mayo Clinic
  • The American Medical Association
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • The American Academy of Pediatrics
  • St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital
  • AstraZeneca
  • Department of Veterans Affairs
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