Master of Health Communication and Information

(Launching in Spring 2021)

Rutgers' new Master of Health Communication and Information (MHCI) program focuses on the communication, information, and media aspects of health-related policies and practices. Classes will explore the critical systems and interactions that support wellness in interpersonal, community, organizational, and public settings. 

Work with expert faculty who integrate theory and practice to keep you abreast of current healthcare practices and trends. Acquire the skills needed to contribute to the evolution and development of healthcare campaigns and interventions. Learn how to develop, organize, coordinate, manage, and deliver high-quality healthcare programs.

Give Yourself Unparalleled Opportunities

Now is the right time—and the right place. Housed at Rutgers University–New Brunswick, the MHCI program is nested within an exceptionally rich environment for health professions and health scholarship. Additionally, New Jersey is a global leader in pharmaceutical and biotech industries.

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics notes that employment of health information technicians is projected to grow 13% from 2016 to 2026, faster than the average for all occupations. With a Rutgers’ MHCI, you can apply your skills for work in these settings: 

  • Educational institutions
  • Federal, state, and local governments
  • Health-related advertising, public relations, marketing, and consulting agencies
  • Hospitals, medical practices, and senior living organizations
  • Nonprofit advocacy, voluntary, and community organizations
  • Pharmaceutical companies

Analyze. Communicate. Engage.

"With the launch of our new Masters in Health Communication and Information degree in January 2021, I can't think of a better time to enter this critical market as we realize how vital the role of communication and information is for public health."

Richard Dool, Dmgt, Director of the MHCI Program

Take Courses On Campus, Online & Hybrid

We offer on campus and hybrid courses between 6:20–9 p.m. on Mondays through Thursdays and hybrid weekend courses during fall and spring semesters. We offer fully online courses each semester including winter and summer semesters. Earn your MHCI degree in 18–24 months or as little as 15 months, even while working full-time.

  • 36 credit, self-paced program
  • GRE waiver available
  • Complete your degree while working

You may transfer up to six credits of graduate coursework toward your degree if you meet the transfer requirements. There are no language or mathematics requirements.

Discover What MHCI Can Do For You

Learn how Rutgers’ MHCI program can prepare you to thrive in the vast and dynamic healthcare industry and assume leadership roles.

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