Boston University Launches New Online Master of Science in Health Communication Program Website
11/05/2009

New BU website provides prospective students with program information as well as relevant industry news and career resources for the rapidly emergent field of health communication.

Online PR News – 05-November-2009 – – BOSTON - Boston University's College of Communication and Metropolitan College are proud to announce the official launch of the new online Master of Science in Health Communication website, http://healthcommunication.bu.edu/" target="_blank" class="highlight_link">http://healthcommunication.bu.edu/. In addition to providing prospective students with in-depth information about the online degree program, curriculum, faculty and student perspectives; the new website supports a wealth of information relating to the health communication industry, career opportunities, interviews with industry insiders, and resources for health professionals.

"This is an extraordinary moment in time for health communicators to make a genuine and lasting difference. The challenges facing the profession have never been more daunting just as the opportunities have never been greater," said Steve Quigley, co-coordinator for the online MSHC program and Associate Professor of Public Relations at BU’s College of Communication.

A dynamic career path focused on the delivery of health information and education through targeted multimedia marketing and community outreach, the health communication industry continues to expand to fully address emerging health concerns. Visitors to the new website http://healthcommunication.bu.edu/ are encouraged to browse the site to learn more about the field, discover health communication in action, research careers in the industry, and view the principles that drive the need for new health communication professionals.

Boston University’s online Master of Science in Health Communication program is committed to educating and helping to shape progressive health communicators, while equipping them with the tools needed to effectively communicate public/personal health issues. The overall goal of the Master of Science in Health Communication program is to help students create a stimulating career they can be proud of, while using their communication and marketing talents to create a healthier and safer world for everyone.

About Boston University
As one of the nation’s premier research universities, we believe that all students can benefit by learning from a team of dedicated teachers who are actively engaged in original research. For more than 150 years, Boston University has worked to actively anticipate the changing educational needs of its students, while expanding to serve the greater needs of society. Today, Boston University is the fourth largest independent university in the United States, with more than 32,000 students from all 50 states and 140 countries.

About the College of Communication
In 1947, Boston University founded the first academic Public Relations program in the United States. We also have the distinct honor of granting the first Master of Science Degree in Public Relations. Many of the programs offered by the College of Communication are revered as the best in the nation as well as internationally. The school boasts a current enrollment of 2,350 students, 168 faculty members, and more than 20,000 alumni worldwide.

About Metropolitan College
Metropolitan College, one of Boston University’s seventeen degree-granting schools and colleges, was established in 1965 and offers over 800 courses in more than 30 areas of study, and currently has 4,203 students, 226 faculty members, and 18,999 alumni.

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