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Health Journalism and Communication Minor

School of Journalism & Mass Communication
Graduate School
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Contact Information
Health Journalism and Communication M.A. Program, School of Journalism and Mass Communication, 111 Murphy Hall, 206 Church Street S.E., Minneapolis MN 55455 (612-626-1851; fax 612-625-9525)
  • Students will no longer be accepted into this program after Spring 2022. Program requirements below are for current students only.
  • Discontinued
  • Program Type: Graduate minor related to major
  • Requirements for this program are current for Spring 2022
  • Length of program in credits (master's): 6
  • Length of program in credits (doctoral): 12
  • This program does not require summer semesters for timely completion.
Note: This program has been temporarily suspended. Applications are not being accepted at this time. Please contact the School of Journalism's Graduate Student Services office at with questions. A joint program of the School of Journalism and Mass Communication and the School of Public Health, the professional master's in health journalism and communication promotes improved public communication about health matters by combining knowledge, skills, and experience from both disciplines. The program is designed for journalists and health professionals, who earn a master's degree in health journalism. Journalists and communications professionals learn the fundamentals of medical research and public health. Health professionals learn basic journalistic principles and ethics, and how to develop meaningful health stories. Those pursuing other master's degrees, (e.g., master's in public health), earn the M.A. in health journalism and communication in addition to the other degree.
Program Delivery
  • via classroom (the majority of instruction is face-to-face)
Prerequisites for Admission
For an online application or for more information about graduate education admissions, see the General Information section of this website.
Program Requirements
Use of 4xxx courses towards program requirements is not permitted.
The master's minor requires 6 credits. The doctoral minor requires 12 credits.
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