The online master of science degree in Health Communication for Social Change prepares students to achieve meaningful public health outcomes through communication, social marketing, and other behavior-change strategies. Students gain core public health competencies and receive training in health literacy, strategic marketing, social media strategy, multimedia production, and health entrepreneurship along with other critical communications domains.
This is the only fully online health communications program offered by a CEPH-accredited school of public health.
Public health in the coming decade requires partnership-building between government, business, and the nonprofit sectors to solve the most pressing local, national, and international issues. This program is unique in its approach, preparing students to apply entrepreneurial and other innovative solutions to the most complex health challenges.
Students will have opportunities to take advantage of the deep and wide CUNY SPH networks, which include NYC public agencies, communications firms, multinational corporations, and international NGOs.
Because this program emphasizes building technical skills, graduates will have access to a wide variety of employment opportunities at city, county, and state health departments; advertising and marketing agencies; non-governmental organizations; philanthropic organizations, and more through our engaged faculty. Students will also have opportunities to apply for research and project positions at CUNY SPH centers and institutes, which work throughout New York City and around the world.
While we cannot issue I-20 forms for a fully online degree program, our online offerings provide a chance for international students to earn an affordable, quality degree from the City University of New York while residing in their home country.