Online Master of Arts in Health Communication Curriculum

Do more than shape the health care conversation.
Create a new one.

You can empower your community and your career. The ability to disseminate health information to a variety of audiences can contribute to better health outcomes for communities worldwide. When you learn how to develop the insights and skills needed to share industry knowledge on a global level, you can make a meaningful contribution to the field.

Rider’s online Master of Arts in Health Communication (MAHC) is designed for working professionals who seek advanced credentials. Learn about the environmental, social and psychological influences that directly impact health outcomes, and help develop sustainable solutions for circulating health information.

Rider University Online Master of Arts in Health Communication Curriculum

Rider’s online curriculum can prepare you to make a meaningful contribution to health care and public health policy. Learn to develop your strategy and leadership skills to help address the gaps in health literacy and education.

Your online health communication courses are taught by a distinguished faculty and industry practitioners who can bring a practical and multidisciplinary approach to your studies. Our professors are available for you and are committed to your academic success.

Required Courses (33 Credit Hours):

COMM 500 Communication Processes in Health 3 Credits
COMM 501 Medical Concepts and Health Writing 3 Credits
COMM 505 Health Communication Theory 3 Credits
COMM 507 Business Presentation Strategies 3 Credits
COMM 525 Visual Communication 3 Credits
COMM 531 Legal and Ethical Issues for Professional Communicators 3 Credits
COMM 545 Information Gathering and Analysis 3 Credits
COMM 551 Cultural Conceptions of Health and Illness 3 Credits
COMM 558 Health Communication Campaigns 3 Credits
COMM 559 Communicating Crises in Health 3 Credits
COMM 600 Capstone: Implementing a Health Communication Campaign 3 Credits

Considering a Career Change to the Health Communication Field?

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.

Benefits of Your Online MAHC Degree

You’re ready to pursue your goals. We’re here to help you do it. At Rider, we’re committed to your growth, transformation and leadership. We connect you with rigorous academic, artistic and professional programs of study through a flexible online platform.

Prepare to thrive professionally and become a lifelong independent learner. Our people, programs and opportunities focus on helping you build a successful career and rewarding life where you can truly make a difference. That’s the promise of a Rider education.

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Complete your degree in fewer than 2 years

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The Value of Your Online Master of Arts in Health Communication

When you graduate with your Master of Arts in Health Communication degree from Rider University, you gain the chance to prove your value as a health literacy advocate. Graduates of a master’s program can also earn a 24% higher average annual salary than their undergraduate counterparts*, making the MAHC degree a valuable tool for increasing your earning potential.

Health messages shape our thoughts every day. Your expertise in health communication can help you understand audience needs and educate diverse populations. By learning to leverage your strengths in written, verbal and visual communication, you can transform health outcomes and contribute to positive health behaviors.

*According to a Georgetown University Study