Why choose Rider for your online master’s in health communication?
Learn the discipline of health literacy on your schedule. Our online MAHC degree is designed for working professionals who seek advanced credentials. Our program can teach you to do more than shape the healthcare conversation — you’ll be on the front lines creating it. When you study with Rider, you develop the written, verbal and visual tools for strategic communication and help reach a broader audience.
Prepare for success as a career changer
Rider welcomes students from all backgrounds into the online master’s in health communication program. Your enrollment advisor can help set you up for success by guiding you through the process. Make a smooth transition into the program — and your new career path.
Learn on your schedule
Our online master’s degree in health communication offers you the flexibility to grow your public health knowledge and communication skills around your life. You can join the online MAHC program in the fall, spring or summer, and work at your own pace on a part-time basis. With Rider, you can tailor your degree to fit with your commitments.
Diverse career opportunities
The demand for health communication specialist roles continues to grow, especially for those with graduate-level credentials. In fact, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, jobs for health communication workers are projected to increase by 16% between 2016 and 2026.
We’ve structured our MAHC program to give you a competitive edge in a thriving career field. Your master’s in health communication degree can qualify you for the following roles and median salaries*:
Social and Community Service Manager
Advertising and Promotions Manager
Public Relations and Fundraising Manager
*According to Burning-glass.com and the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Our online master’s degree in health communication provides you with the opportunity to build your industry expertise and enhance your career options. That’s why we do our best to make it accessible to anyone interested in pursuing their degree.
Here’s what you’ll need:
- Application for graduate admission
- $50 non-refundable application fee
- Statement of aims and objectives (approx. 500-1,500 words) that indicates your reasons for pursuing graduate study in health communication
- Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university
- GPA: 2.7/4.0
- Professional resume/CV
- Official transcripts from all schools attended
- Two professional and/or academic letters of recommendation
- Evidence of English language proficiency for international students
- TOEFL iBT: 79 (scores that fall between 75 and 78 will require further review)
- TOEFL PBT: 540
- IELTS: 6.0
- PTE 53
- An interview may be required. The Office of Graduate Admissions will be in touch to schedule this.
Pick a start time that works for you.
Your program has to fit around your schedule. So in addition to making our MAHC degree 100% online, we also offer multiple start times throughout the year. Just choose the one that works best for you.
Fall – September 4
Spring – January 27
Summer – May 18
When you earn your Master of Arts in Health Communication degree from Rider University, you can expand your career opportunities and earning potential. Learn the environmental, social and psychological influences that directly impact health outcomes, and help develop sustainable solutions for circulating health information. By studying with Rider, you can achieve your goals and position yourself for success.