MHCI Future Leaders Program

SC&I offers a special MHCI cohort program that features a 15-month accelerated graduate degree with a focus on high potential healthcare practitioners. 

The cohort is a perfect fit for those individuals who are currently in the first decade of their career in healthcare.

The application period is open for enrollment in the graduate program’s first cohort, which will begin studies in January 2021. Applications must be submitted by November 1, 2020.

To view a video about the Future Leaders Program, please visit this link. 

For more information on the program or application, please contact MHCI Program Director Richard Dool.

Program Elements

  • MHCI Coursework
  • Networking Events
    • Hosted by a Nominating Organization (1 per session)
  • Professional Skills Workshops/Conferences (1 per session)
    • Spring 2021
    • Summer 2021
    • Fall 2021
    • Spring 2022
  • Program Colloquium and Dinner
  • Program "Sponsors"


  • Cohort Style
  • Blended, Hybrid Model

Program Requirements

  • 36 credits
  • Immersion Experience
  • Capstone Project


Courses are taken in sequence as a cohort.

Course Mapping



Start: January 2021

Spring '21

Health Communication
Health Messages and Campaign Design
Communication Ethics

Program Kick-off Weekend
Friday 6-9 p.m
Saturday 9 a.m.–3 p.m.
Courses online and on-campus

Summer ‘21

Immersion Experience
Persuasion and Advocacy
Mediated Health Communication

Immersion – project
Courses online (4 or 6 weeks)

Fall ‘21

Foundations of Health Informatics
Interpersonal Facets of Health Communication
Community Engaged Research

Courses online and on-campus

Winter ‘21

Non Profit Leadership & Communication

4 Weeks online

Spring ‘22

Social Responsibility and Community Wellness
Information and Health Project Mgmt

Capstone – Advising
Courses online and on-campus
Graduation: May 2022
Colloquium Event