Chapman University

Introduction

Valedictorians. Feature filmmakers. A Nobel laureate. Students from more than 60 countries. Future entrepreneurs. Visionaries who want an education that asks them to connect the dots between disciplines and their humanity to create meaningful, character-driven lives. That’s who comes to Chapman University.

Located in Orange, California, Chapman is a mid-sized private university with a total undergraduate and graduate enrollment of 7,570 students*. Just steps away from the restaurants and shops in Orange’s Old Towne Plaza, Chapman’s stately, palm-treed campus is a centerpiece of this comfortable mid-sized city. Ideally situated within an hour’s drive of Los Angeles, our southern California location provides easy access to LA and Hollywood internships, beautiful beaches, Disneyland, mountains and desert.

Our whole personal education attracts students from different backgrounds and countries from all over the world. We have students from 49 states, the U.S. territories and more than 60 different countries*.

Our diverse student body combined with our small classes make it possible for you to connect across borders and backgrounds, opening your experience to different cultures and ways of viewing the world.

We emphasize the interdisciplinary study of the arts and sciences as well as professional programs, giving both undergraduate and graduate students the opportunity to become multidimensional, original thinkers—the kind of people who flourish in a challenging world.

Not only do we strive to connect academic areas of inquiry through interdisciplinary study, we also work to connect students to faculty and the University to the community, so that your education is personal, relevant and engaged in the larger world.

*Data from CIRO

Facts & History

Founded as Hesperian College in 1861 in Woodland, California by members of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), we admitted men and women and people of color from our earliest days. Endowed by the Valencia orange magnate Charles Clarke Chapman, the institution changed its name to Chapman College in 1934, and by 1954 had moved to the former campus of Orange Union High School in Orange, California. The college again extended higher educational access when it began offering classes to military personnel at El Toro Marine Base.

In 1965, Chapman took undergraduate education to the high seas when it began running World Campus Afloat, the program that would eventually become Semester at Sea, a tradition that continues at Chapman through our world-wide study abroad programs.

Since our founding, Chapman has grown into a highly regarded university that attracts high-achieving undergraduate and graduate students from all over the United States, and more than 60 nations around the world.

Our mission statement: To provide personalized education of distinction that leads to inquiring, ethical and productive lives as global citizens.

Rankings

  • U.S. News and World Report ranks Chapman University #7 in the Western region.
  • Princeton Review lists Chapman in its “378 Best Colleges” guide.
  • The Templeton Foundation included Chapman in its Honor Roll for Character Building Colleges.
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Ed.S. in School Psychology

Campus Full time September 2018 USA Orange

The EdS in school psychology prepares students to perform a variety of tasks including assessment for intervention, mental health counseling, behavior management and consultation with teachers and parents. [+]

The Educational Specialist (Ed.S.) Program in School Psychology is for candidates who wish to work as school psychologists with children from preschool through high school. At Chapman University, we're here to help. The Educational Specialist (Ed.S.) Program in School Psychology is for candidates who wish to work as school psychologists with children from preschool through high school. The Ed.S in School Psychology degree program is a 69 unit program that can be completed in 3 years of full time study or 4 years of part time study. The program builds on the mission of the College of Educational Studies by seeking to prepare knowledgeable, skilled and reflective school psychologists who are effective change agents for individuals, families, communities and institutions. Our innovative dual degree program allows students to obtain a MA in Educational Psychology and an EdS degree in School Psychology with an embedded California Pupil Personnel Services Credential in School Psychology. In addition, students are eligible to apply for the LPCC Emphasis. The LPCC is a master’s level license regulated by the Board of Behavior Science Examiners. Students with the LPCC license can practice counseling and psychotherapy outside the schools, in private practice, and clinical settings. If you would like to learn more about the Educational Specialist (Ed.S.) in School Psychology program, please choose from the following options: Attend a College of Educational Studies (CES) Graduate Information Session. Visit the CES website for specific program information and admission requirements. Contact Melissa Liberman, in the Office of Graduate Admissions at... [-]

MA in Counseling

Campus Full time Part time 2 years September 2018 USA Orange + 1 more

Our masters in school counseling provides training for candidates who wish to work as professional school counselors from preschool through high school. The school counseling program prepares students to perform a variety of tasks including college and career guidance, mental health counseling, student social and emotional support, and consultation with teachers and parents. [+]

The MA in School Counseling program is a 51 unit program that can be completed in 2 years of full time study or 3 years of part time study. The program prepares students to perform a variety of tasks including college and career guidance, mental health counseling, student social and emotional support, and consultation with teachers and parents. CES has also developed a special emphasis for students interested in obtaining a Professional Clinical Counseling license. The LPCC is a master’s level license regulated by the Board of Behavior Science Examiners. Students with the LPCC license can practice counseling and psychotherapy outside the schools, in private practice, and clinical settings. If you like to learn more about the Master of Arts in School Counseling program, please choose from the following options: Attend a College of Educational Studies (CES) Graduate Information Session Visit the CES website for specific program information and admission requirements. Contact our admission counselor, Shannon McCance, in the Office of Graduate Admissions at 714-997-6770. Whichever route you choose, we’re dedicated to assisting in any way we can. [-]

MA in Film Studies

Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 USA Orange

The Master of Arts in Film Studies program offers a comprehensive course of study in film history, theory and aesthetics. Students devote a lot of time viewing films of different genres, styles, periods and national industries, reading about them and discussing their meanings and significance. [+]

The Master of Arts in Film Studies program offers a comprehensive course of study in film history, theory and aesthetics. Students devote a lot of time viewing films of different genres, styles, periods and national industries, reading about them and discussing their meanings and significance. The two-year program is designed to foster critical and analytical understanding of films and it provides students with advanced training in academic research and writing. Upon finishing the intense course of study students will be able to analyze American and international films from historical, cultural, economic and ideological perspective as well as from aesthetical perspective. Students are encouraged to think out of the box to question how films bear the social and cultural influences and the ways in which important social issues are represented on screen. Survey courses on film history and theory will equip the students with basic knowledge and skills for scholarly exploration of film and in-depth study of genres and auteurs will allow them to apply those analytical tools to individual films and filmmakers. After completing the rigorous curriculum that includes an MA thesis writing in the second year, students will gain: - Excellent knowledge on the development of cinema since its invention - Analytical ability to do close readings of individual films in relation to a wide range of important questions and issues - Research skills to develop scholarly arguments and - Advanced writing skills. - By joining the MA program, students will become part of a vibrant film community including... [-]

MA in Leadership Development

Campus Full time Part time 15 - 24 months September 2018 USA Orange + 1 more

The College of Educational Studies offers a pioneering masters in leadership development (MLD) that can be completed in 15-24 months. It is taught by exceptionally devoted and qualified faculty, who recognize that leadership depends on not just local but global knowledge. [+]

The College of Educational Studies offers a pioneering masters in leadership development (MLD) that can be completed in 15-24 months. It is taught by exceptionally devoted and qualified faculty, who recognize that leadership depends on not just local but global knowledge. Our leadership program encourages students to look beyond content and task outcomes to focus on relationships and critical processes. Our graduates develop the skills to be creative and innovative in driving purposeful and sustained change. In exploring the MLD, you may see yourself working: - In schools - As an internal/external leadership development consultant to organizations and communities - In the public, non-profit, or even private sectors - The masters in leadership develops leaders who are capable of shaping leadership in others and serving purposes that transcend themselves and work for the common good of all. Modeling the core values of the CES: self-awareness, caring, courage, service, affirming diversity and civic engagement, the MLD appeals to a wide range of professionals and educationally, diverse settings. Take Charge of Your Learning The graduate leadership program is 30 units and includes a self-designed component (3-6 units) within the program allowing you to make choices and take greater charge of your own learning. The program consists of theory or foundational core of 12 units, an applied inquiry core of 6 units, an elective plan of 9 units and a leadership development capstone project of 3 units at the end. There will be courses in the MLD that will count towards the Preliminary... [-]

MA in Marriage and Family Therapy

Campus Full time Part time September 2018 USA Orange

Our mission is to provide students with the academic and professional training to become competent, ethical, culturally sensitive, and systems-oriented marriage and family therapists who can effectively assess, diagnose, and treat a diverse population of individuals, couples and families. [+]

The Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT) program is specifically structured to prepare students for licensure in California as Marriage and Family Therapists. Of the 92 state accredited or approved MFT programs, Chapman's is one of only seven programs accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy (COAMFTE). Our Mission Our mission is to provide students with the academic and professional training to become competent, ethical, culturally sensitive, and systems-oriented marriage and family therapists who can effectively assess, diagnose, and treat a diverse population of individuals, couples and families. Onsite Clinical Practicum For one year, all MFT students conduct individual, couple, and family therapy under direct supervision of licensed mental health professionals at Chapman’s MFT Training Clinic, the Frances Smith Center for Individual & Family Therapy, which opened a new state-of-the-art clinic in January 2011. With eight large observation rooms, each equipped with digital cameras used to record sessions for instructional purposes, the clinic not only provides students with valuable real-world training, but it also strives to improve the quality of life in the greater community. Very few MFT programs possess an onsite clinic, which enables students to work toward the 3,000 hours they must complete prior to taking the MFT licensing exams in California. Several of our graduates have cited this part of the program as one of the best aspects of their education, as it is very difficult to get this kind of hands-on experience elsewhere. Educational Outcomes Program Objectives - To prepare students for the... [-]

MA in War and Society

Campus Full time Part time September 2018 USA Orange

This program is built around the themes and methodological approaches that comprise the field of war & society studies. All courses connect to these themes and methodological approaches, offering a transnational and interdisciplinary perspective on the field of war and society. [+]

War and Society scholars expand the study of warfare beyond its military, diplomatic, and political dimensions by examining the social and cultural aspects of how societies go to war, experience war, and its consequences. This program is built around the themes and methodological approaches that comprise the field of war & society studies. All courses connect to these themes and methodological approaches, offering a transnational and interdisciplinary perspective on the field of war and society. In addition to a shared core of themes and methodological approaches, the program focuses on the lived experience and consequences of war. This emphasis builds on the unique resources available at Chapman University: - The Center for American War Letters - The Rodgers Center for Holocaust Education - The Sala and Aron Samueli Holocaust Memorial Library The war and society graduate program builds on the proven success of our undergraduate history program and develops graduate-level mastery in the same skills-based model by focusing on student writing, personalized education, faculty-student research, and critical thinking. While the core of the program rests on history classes, the program draws upon faculty in sociology, political science, english, creative writing, languages, religion, and law to integrate interdisciplinary approaches to analyzing historical materials into the program. The thematic areas that comprise the War and Society program are: - War and Race - War and Gender - War and Empire - War and Justice - War and Migration - War and Culture - War and Science - War and the Military Experience... [-]

Master in International Studies

Campus Full time Part time September 2018 USA Orange

The Master of Arts in International Studies is a two-year, full-time, interdisciplinary course of study designed to train students seeking global careers with the U.S. Foreign Service, nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), the United Nations (UN), or businesses. [+]

In today’s global environment, expertise in international affairs is essential to understanding the contemporary world. The Master of Arts in International Studies is a two-year, full-time, interdisciplinary course of study designed to train students seeking global careers with the U.S. Foreign Service, nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), the United Nations (UN), or businesses. Course Study: This is a cohort degree program. Students must complete 42 credits of academic work, demonstrate proficiency in a foreign language equivalent to having completed two courses in the language at the 300 level, complete a 240 hour international internship, and successfully complete a master's thesis. Internships: All students complete an international internship between their first and second years of study. These internships immerse students in culture and real-world work overseas, providing them with language and professional skills in the field to which they aspire. For example, past students who hoped to pursue a career in the NGO arena participated in international internships with Global Vision International, the Foundation for Sustainable Development and others. To be considered for admission, applicants must submit the following: - Application to the Master of Arts in International Studies program - Official degree-granting transcripts from all undergraduate and postgraduate degree granting institutions attended. - Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores are required. Suggested minimum scores are Verbal: 154; Quantitative:147; Analytical Writing: 4.0. - Two letters of recommendation, including one from an academic source, which describes your professional and academic abilities - A 1,000-word essay addressing your background and interest in the field of international... [-]

MFA in Creative Writing

Campus Full time September 2018 USA Orange

The M.F.A. writing program at Chapman fosters the growth of fiction writers and poets through workshops, techniques courses, literature courses, the John Fowles Literary Forum, and the literary journal Calliope. [+]

The M.F.A. writing program at Chapman fosters the growth of fiction writers and poets through workshops, techniques courses, literature courses, the John Fowles Literary Forum, and the literary journal Calliope. The creative writing faculty is comprised of a wide variety of award-winning writers and poets who serve as mentors from day one. The culmination of each M.F.A. writing student’s work is a book-length thesis project in fiction or poetry. (Students may complete a thesis in creative nonfiction, stage drama, or screenplay, with the approval of the graduate program director.) Many M.F.A. graduates teach at two- and four-year colleges, publish their work, or go on to professional careers in writing and editing. Announcing New MFA Writing Fellowships All MFA applicants for fall semester admission are considered for the fellowships. To be considered, the application must be received by February 1. Dual M.A./M.F.A. Degree The dual degree combines the M.F.A. in Creative Writing and the M.A. in English. The dual degree combines the practice and study of creative writing with literary scholarship. It is designed for students who intend to pursue a career in teaching English and creative writing at the university, community college, or secondary-school level. Dual degree students must be admitted to both degree programs, be enrolled concurrently in both programs, and complete all requirements for each degree program, including the book-length thesis for the creative writing program and the Comprehensive Examination for the English degree program. Students already enrolled in either the M.A. or the M.F.A. programs who wish... [-]

MFA in Documentary Film

Campus Full time Part time September 2018 USA Orange

What makes our program unique is a focus on feature-length documentary storytelling and on the marketing and distribution strategies that will get your work seen—because reaching people with your work is why documentaries matter. The M.F.A. in Documentary Filmmaking has been designed to jumpstart your career in feature documentary. [+]

Passion with a purpose—that’s the quality that drives documentary filmmakers. If that defines you—a desire to tell compelling stories about the world’s most difficult problems, to probe the greatest thinkers and trends of our time, to make a difference in ways that matter—then the M.F.A. in Documentary Filmmaking program is the place where you will can develop and nurture your documentary storyteller voice. If you have the passion, we will help you identify and develop the stories you want to tell—to observe, advocate, explore or express. Whatever your interests, working in documentary film can carry you into an exciting new world of meaning and purpose. What makes our program unique is a focus on feature-length documentary storytelling and on the marketing and distribution strategies that will get your work seen—because reaching people with your work is why documentaries matter. The M.F.A. in Documentary Filmmaking has been designed to jumpstart your career in feature documentary. In Dodge College, you will get hands-on production experience, learn about the history and aesthetics of the documentary form, study documentary genres, and learn how to develop compelling, original content through a rigorous, interdisciplinary research and development process. You will see the world as you never have before as you explore the ethics and politics of representing real people on film. You will discover your own strengths and develop new ones as you learn to use the tools of producing, cinematography, editing and sound to tell your stories effectively. Degree Requirements Requirements for the degree -... [-]

MFA in Film Production

Campus Full time 3 years September 2018 USA Orange

Whether you’re starting from scratch with no prior filmmaking experience, or you’ve been in the entertainment industry for a few years and want to develop an area of specialization, our MFA in Film Production can prepare you for success in ways that will challenge you beyond your expectations. [+]

Whether you’re currently working in the film industry or some other field, if film production is your calling, then Dodge College is your seminary. Let’s be honest: Film production is a vocation. Whether your desire is to become a first-rate director, cinematographer, editor or sound designer, your calling requires total commitment, hands-on experience and advanced education for you to reach the highest echelons. Chapman University’s Dodge College of Film and Media Arts can give you the education and experience; the commitment is up to you. Whether you’re starting from scratch with no prior filmmaking experience, or you’ve been in the entertainment industry for a few years and want to develop an area of specialization, our MFA in Film Production can prepare you for success in ways that will challenge you beyond your expectations. During your first year with us, you’ll explore all the creative aspects of cinematic storytelling under the tutelage of master storytellers who’ve honed their crafts over a lifetime of award-winning work and who have a combined filmography of more than 150 feature films, a record unmatched by any other film school in the country. Our location, just a heartbeat from Hollywood, enables internships with studios and production companies as well as visits from major Hollywood directors, cinematographers, editors, and screenwriters. During your second year, you’ll delve headfirst into your chosen specialization. Every class is like a film workshop: you learn by doing. And the “doing” opportunities are endless: intense filmmaking activities — writing, directing, shooting, editing —... [-]

MSc

Master in Computational and Data Sciences

Campus Full time Part time September 2018 USA Orange

The Master of Science in Computational and Data Sciences is a uniquely interdisciplinary approach to solving critically important problems, using mathematics, physics, chemistry, biology, statistics and computing. [+]

As the challenges we face—environmental, biological, chemical, geophysical—continue to grow and generate massive amounts of data, it’s computational and data sciences that will help us meet those issues head on. The Master of Science in Computational and Data Sciences is a uniquely interdisciplinary approach to solving critically important problems, using mathematics, physics, chemistry, biology, statistics and computing. Through modeling, simulation, data mining, and study of specific phenomena via computer analysis and engineering, you will learn to apply extraordinary technology and processes to answer the world’s most complex questions as part of your Computational and Data Science degree. Whereas computer science involves the pursuit of new frontiers chiefly within the realm of computer software and hardware, computational science practitioners apply the knowledge and power of computing to other science disciplines, whether it be running a costly physics experiment through a computer simulation to save millions, or creating new software that can sift through raw data with a far more strategic and sophisticated eye. Your Classes Four concentrations are available within the graduate program: - Analytics and Applied Mathematics - Bioinformatics and Computational Biology - Computational Economics - Earth System Science Computational Scientists construct mathematical models, develop quantitative analysis techniques and use modern computing technology to tackle Big Data problems in a wide variety of disciplines. In this program you will learn to apply techniques including Machine Learning, High Performance Computing, Time Series Analysis and Image Processing to answer the world’s most complex questions in fields such as Bioinformatics, Climate Modeling, Drug... [-]

Master in Food Science

Campus Full time 18 months September 2018 USA Orange

Chapman University’s Master of Science in Food Science is the perfect graduate degree program to help turn your passion, knowledge and experience into a rewarding career. [+]

The demand for food scientists is projected to increase 10% until 2020* and job prospects in Southern California especially continue to grow steadily. Chapman University’s Master of Science in Food Science is the perfect graduate degree program to help turn your passion, knowledge and experience into a rewarding career. - Earn your degree in as little as 18 months - Convenient evening classes for working adults - Excellent graduate and alumni career placement rates - Plentiful internships provide valuable experience - The food industry is economically stable – people must eat! - With over 1,500 food-processing companies within a 90-minute drive, Orange County is the ideal location for food science careers and internship opportunities. *According to the 2012 Occupational Outlook Handbook, U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics. What is Food Science? Food Science is the discipline in which scientists use biology, chemistry, physical sciences, psychology and engineering to study the properties of foods. They develop innovative ways to process, preserve, or package food, thereby making our food supply safer, sustainable and more nutritious. Faculty members are also working scientists engaged in a variety of research, including the examination of using irradiation in place of harmful chemicals to eliminate insects from fruit, as well as the study of food antioxidants and whether or not they can also be used to make food safer against disease causing bacteria. Learning Outcomes Knowledge of core food science concepts. - Identify core concepts in food chemistry and analysis, food safety and microbiology, and... [-]

MS in Accounting

Campus Full time Part time 10 months September 2018 USA Orange + 1 more

The Master of Science in Accounting (MSA) program is designed to qualify graduates to sit for the California CPA exam while obtaining a master’s degree. [+]

The Master of Science in Accounting (MSA) program is designed to qualify graduates to sit for the California CPA exam while obtaining a master’s degree. Students will pursue the degree in a highly personalized learning environment. The 30 credit MSA program offers students: - A keen understanding of the strategic role of accounting in business organizations - The ability to apply ethical principles and responsibilities in accounting - Expertise in the field using relevant academic and professional research - The ability to communicate effectively and persuasively The MSA program may be completed in 10 months but length may vary depending on mission prerequisites. Classes meet in the afternoon and evening. Students will have an opportunity to complete business courses offered in our AACSB accredited MBA program. Application Requirements - Submit the online application - Resume - Statement of Intent - Official academic transcript from undergraduate degree granting institution - Send electronically to admtranscript@chapman.edu - Send via mail to: Chapman University, Office of Graduate Admissions, One University Drive, Orange, CA 92866 - Official GMAT or GRE score (institution code 4047) - Two letters of recommendation International Applicants must also submit the following: - Official TOEFL, IELTS or PTE test score - Copy of diploma - International Graduate Student Supplemental Form Prerequisites Prerequisites may be taken in the MSA program or at another nationally accredited institution. Students with a Bachelor's degree in an area other than business may be required to take the following courses - Introductory Business Statistics - Legal Environment... [-]

MS in Athletic Training

Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 USA Orange

The master of science in athletic training prepares students for a career as a certified athletic trainer. Athletic trainers (ATs) are health care professionals who collaborate with physicians to optimize activity and participation of patients and clients. [+]

The master of science in athletic training prepares students for a career as a certified athletic trainer. Athletic trainers (ATs) are health care professionals who collaborate with physicians to optimize activity and participation of patients and clients. The services provided by ATs comprise prevention, diagnosis and intervention of emergency, acute and chronic medical conditions involving impairment, functional limitations and disabilities. Athletic training is recognized by the American Medical Association as a healthcare profession. The master of science in athletic training (MS.AT) will begin in summer 2015 and will be a full-time, cohort-model program. As a cohort-model program, admission into the MS.AT program is highly competitive and limited. This full-time, intensive program is a rich combination of didactic, hands-on clinical laboratories, and clinical fieldwork providing carefully guided clinical experiences every semester. Clinical fieldwork placements include a variety of colleges, universities, high schools and physician offices. Program at a Glance - 15 - to 20-student cohort model with entry each summer (starting 2015) - A 60-unit program designed to be completed in two years (including summer terms) with up to 14 units of coursework per semester - Classes offered on Mondays and Tuesdays only, with authentic clinical fieldwork placements during the rest of the week - Required 1200 hours of supervised clinical fieldwork placements - Program focus on Evidence-Based Practice (EBP), advanced clinical skills, and healthcare informatics and technology Admissions The MS.AT program has two routes for admission, with each route requiring the prospective student to complete the required course prerequisites. These... [-]

MS in Behavioral and Computational Economics

Campus Full time Part time 2 - 5 years September 2018 USA Orange + 1 more

Formed as an alternative to a more traditional theory-based degree, the Master of Science in Behavioral and Computational Economics (MSBCE) pushes students to use laboratory experiments, computer simulations and mathematical analysis to study economic institutions and how they operate. [+]

Formed as an alternative to a more traditional theory-based degree, the Master of Science in Behavioral and Computational Economics (MSBCE) pushes students to use laboratory experiments, computer simulations and mathematical analysis to study economic institutions and how they operate. This degree prepares students to design, develop, test and implement efficient exchange systems in fields such as stock trading, online auctions, scheduling, insurance and public utilities. The program curriculum takes a unique hands-on approach. Students spend some time with traditional study of economic systems, but the majority of their work is on personal projects and experiments. Students are encouraged to use their insights to create exchange systems they find personally interesting, and the ESI professors support and work alongside the students throughout the program. Chapman introduced the MSBCE degree in 2009. This program is for students with a strong mathematical or computational background. Specifically, it complements the educational background of students possessing or pursuing undergraduate degrees in business, economics, computer science, mathematics and psychology. The unique MSBCE program offers two options. Students who have completed an undergraduate degree undertake a two-year master’s program. Students still working on an undergraduate degree can take a five-year program that integrates undergraduate and master’s degrees. 2-Year Master of Science in Behavioral and Computational Economics The 2-year Master of Science in Behavioral and Computational Economicsn program is a unique opportunity open to anyone with a completed Bachelor’s degree and strong mathematical or computational background. Behavioral and Computational Economics is the scientific study of the design, development,... [-]

MS in Health and Strategic Communication

Campus Full time Part time September 2018 USA Orange

Founded by Dr. Lisa Sparks, one of America’s leading health communication researchers, the Master of Science in health and strategic communication (HCOM) is an accelerated one-year program that brings together social scientists, statisticians, and communication experts to train students how to facilitate better understanding and health habits between medical professionals and patients. [+]

Founded by Dr. Lisa Sparks, one of America’s leading health communication researchers, the Master of Science in health and strategic communication (HCOM) is an accelerated one-year program that brings together social scientists, statisticians, and communication experts to train students how to facilitate better understanding and health habits between medical professionals and patients. Our faculty’s strong relationships with various agencies, organizations, universities and hospitals throughout Southern California and the world provide unparalleled opportunities for research, internships and work experiences. Health and Strategic Communication is one of the fastest growing areas in the communication field. Graduates of the HCOM program can have increased knowledge and skills in the following areas: - Educate the public and the healthcare industry about relevant health information - Work with health-care providers and community leaders to develop, implement and evaluate widespread community health-based programs - Improve communication and relationships between patients and health-care providers - Work one-on-one with community groups to achieve community health-care goals - Assist with emergency and crisis communications - Work in local, state and federal agencies; hospitals; non-profits; public health departments; insurance companies; foundations; publishing firms; and universities Graduates of the HCOM M.S. Program have gone on to work in a variety of health-related careers at such organizations as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Planned Parenthood, UCLA Health, the Entertainment Industries Council, USC's Clinical and Translational Science Institute, County of San Diego Health and Human Services Agency, and Maricich Healthcare Communications. Our alumni have also been admitted to dental programs at... [-]

Contact

Chapman University

Address One University Drive,
92866 Orange, California, USA
Website http://www.chapman.edu/
Phone +1 714-997-6815