MS in Health and Strategic Communication

Chapman University

Program Description

MS in Health and Strategic Communication

Chapman University

This program, which can be completed in one or two years, allows students to study the role of effective communication in medical settings, health promotion and education, and physical and mental well-being. Students examine the communication strategies and theories essential to informing and influencing individual, institutional, and public audiences about important health issues ranging from patient-provider interactions, families dealing with health issues, and public health crises. Students also explore communication in interpersonal relationships, health and strategic marketing campaigns, and health messages in media and entertainment.

Admissions Requirements


You must possess an undergraduate degree from an accredited college or university and must provide evidence of satisfactory coursework in the following two areas:

  • Research Methodology
  • Statistics

All prerequisites must be met by the beginning of the program start date.

Admission Requirements:

  • Online application for admission (includes $60 non-refundable application fee)
  • Official transcripts must be submitted from ALL degree-granting (bachelor’s or master’s degrees) colleges and universities attended. An official transcript submitted in a sealed envelope which you have received from your college or university is acceptable.
  • 3.00 is the minimum recommended undergraduate cumulative grade point average.

Graduate Admission Test Scores – The Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores are required. Applicants must achieve the following minimum scores which are listed as previous version test scores and new version comparative test scores, respectively. Chapmans GRE Institution code is 4047.

  • Verbal: 500/153;
  • Quantitative: 550/146;
  • Analytical Writing: 4.0/4.0.

  • Letters of recommendation – two letters of recommendation are required, including one from an academic source which describes your professional and academic abilities.
  • Statement of intent – a 500-word essay addressing the area of communication in which you are interested.
  • Resume – a resume or curriculum vitae is required

Applicants who have completed their undergraduate degree outside of the United States are required to achieve an acceptable score on an English language test from one of the following sources:

  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) – 550 (paper-based) or 80 (internet-based)
  • Pearson Test of English Academic (PTEA) – 53
  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS) – 6.5

Graduate International Supplemental Form and supporting financial documents (i.e., an official bank statement, letter (in English) specifying deposit amount or an employer's letter (in English) specifying sponsor's annual salary) are required. (International Students Only)

This school offers programs in:
  • English

Last updated August 24, 2018
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
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Sept. 2019
Part time
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805 USD
per credit.
USA - Orange, California
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