»BS Health Sciences to MS Health & Strategic Communication

Students interested in obtaining in–depth knowledge of health and risk communication theory, research and applications may pursue a Master of Science Health and Strategic Communication. This 30–credit program is available to students upon completion of the B.S. Health Science degree. For specific criteria, and possible 4+1 program option, meet with your academic advisor and the program director of the Master of Science in Health and Strategic Communication.

STEP ONE: Academic Performance

Declare the Health and Strategic Communication track through the Office of the Registrar by the end of sophomore year.

By spring semester of the junior year, students seeking early, guaranteed admission must:

  1. Complete the following courses and adhere to the criteria associated with the courses:

    1. BIO 204, HESC 210, HESC 365, HESC 366, CHEM 140, CHEM 150, PHYS 107, PHYS 108, and PSY 203 (or MATH 203)

    2. Must be taken at Chapman University

    3. May only be taken once;

    4. Must be taken for a letter grade;

    5. Must be completed by the end of spring semester junior year;

    6. Taken together the courses must compute to a GPA > 3.3.

    7. If accepted to the MS program, students can take up to 12 upper-division credits from HESC pre–health communication area of study degree requirements during their senior year as an undergraduate student and/or:

    • HCOM 596  Special Topics in Research Methodology (topics vary)
    • HCOM 597  Special Topics in Health and Strategic Communication (topic vary)

STEP TWO:  Early Admission Declaration and Plan

Before February 1 of the junior year, the student seeking guaranteed early admission must schedule an interview with Graduate Director Dr. Lisa Sparks (lsparks@chapman.edu) and Wilkinson College Graduate Program Coordinator, Allison Tritch (tritch@chapman.edu) to review requirements and establish a plan to complete successfully the requirements for guaranteed early, guaranteed admission. 

STEP THREE:  Requirements to Convert from Conditional to a Fully Admitted Student:

Students meeting the stated requirements will be admitted to the HCOM program in the early fall of their senior year on a conditional basis until the following criteria for admission are complete.

  1. All B.S. health sciences with pre–health communication area of study degree requirements are completed and degree is bestowed by the university

  2. Cumulative GPA at graduation > 3.3.

     

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