Clear, effective communication is just as important as health care itself when it comes to guarding the health of communities. The Edward R. Murrow College of Communication and College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences offer two master and certificate programs so that you can become a compelling communicator.
Benefits of a Communication Master/Certificate
Whether you are communicating to a broad audience about a public health crisis, or educating patients on managing their medications, being an effective and meaningful communicator is one of the primary skills that employers look for in job applicants. Along with pursuing your Doctor of Pharmacy degree, you can also build your expertise in communication through the following 2 online programs with in-state tuition rates at a reduced cost.
Health Communication and Promotion
Washington State University’s online master’s degree in Health Communication and Promotion is designed for those who work in communication fields and health sciences and are seeking to refresh and update their skills or specialize in health communication. Students learn health behavior change theories relevant for prevention messaging, crisis communication, message creation and design for effective information distribution, and techniques for effectively communicating health information with specialized populations. Student pharmacists who complete this degree learn how to better communicate drug therapy with patients to improve adherence, and handling recommendations to physicians regarding drug therapy issues and updates.
Washington State University’s online master’s degree in Strategic Communication is designed for those who want to excel in advertising, public relations, corporate communication, and communication management. Whether you have no training in strategic communication or are a seasoned professional, the degree will broaden your career prospects so that you can translate the latest innovations in pharmacy and health care to a broad audience.
A master’s degree requires 10 courses (30 credits) and can be taken entirely online.
A certificate requires 4 courses (12 credits) and can be taken entirely online.