Advanced Graduate Certificate in Health Communication
Build trust and inspire good health outcomes
Health is about more than individuals.
Health is communal. It's regional. It's societal.
Creating healthy societies means understanding that community's culture and history; building trust; and using empathy and compassion to improve health outcomes.
Earn your health communication graduate certificate
This 18-credit advanced graduate certificate is offered by the SBU Program in Public Health and the Alda Center for Communicating Science through the School of Communication and Journalism.
The Health Communication program complements ongoing graduate-degree work, or can be completed as a stand-alone credential. It can be completed in as little as one year.
Explore Program Offerings
JRN 565: Communicating your Science
HPH 523: Social & Behavioral Determinants of Health
HPH 551: Practice of Health Communications
HPH 585: Introduction to Biostatistics & Epidemiology
Sample Elective Courses
JRN 522: Communicating Science to Decision Makers
JRN 534: Communicating your Science using Digital Media
JRN 585: Communicating Science & Health Risks to the Public
HPH 500: Contemporary Issues in Public Health
HPH 552: Planning & Implementing Community Health Initiatives
Students are admitted to the program on a rolling basis. You may apply to the program throughout the academic year and enroll in the fall, spring or summer terms.
We encourage you to apply at least a month before the beginning of the term you'd like to start taking classes.