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Health Communication


Essential Communication Skills for the Digital Age

Our Health Communication program offers master of science and certificate programs, as well as professional development courses, for students interested in this rapidly evolving segment of health and health care.

Master of Science in Health Communication

Our Health Communication master of science program offers a comprehensive curriculum for building the skills needed to craft compelling narratives that educate and empower. In addition to completing core coursework, you’ll tailor your learning by choosing from electives in Health Communication or at other Tufts schools. And you’ll participate in a hands-on Applied Learning Experience (ALE) project that gives you real-world experience and insight. Learn more.

Certificate in Digital Health Communication

Our Digital Health Communication certificate program is a fast, flexible option for learning to develop and execute innovative digital health communication strategies. Over the course of five classes, you’ll build crucial communication skills and learn how to leverage a range of media platforms. It’s an ideal option for professionals looking to learn on a part-time basis. Learn more.

Professional Development in Health Communication

Our Professional Development in Health Communication program enables public health and health care professionals to keep pace with these changes with intensive courses. These courses provide hands-on training both from Tufts faculty and professionals in the field working to develop and implement effective health communication. Learn more.

Founded in 1994, the MS in Health Communication program was the first graduate program in health communication in the country

HCOM Program Director & Staff

Margie Skeer, Sc.D., M.P.H., M.S.W.
Interim Director, Health Communication Program

Lisa Gualtieri, PhD, ScM
Director of Certificate in Digital Health Communication