Advanced Graduate Certificate in Health Communication

Health is about more than individuals.
Health is communal. It’s regional. It’s societal.

Creating healthy societies means having meaningful conversations, sharing information effectively, and communicating with empathy and compassion.

Earn your health communication certificate at Stony Brook University.

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The 18-credit advanced graduate certificate is offered jointly by Stony Brook’s School of Public Health and the Alda Center for Communicating Science.

The Health Communication program compliments ongoing graduate-degree work, or can be completed as a stand-alone credential. It can be completed in as little as a year.



Required Courses

  • JRN 565: Communicating your Science
  • HPH 523: Social & Behavioral Determinants of Health
  • HPH 551: Practice of Health Communications
  • HPH 585: Introduction to Biostatistics & Epidemiology

Elective Courses

  • JRN 522: Communicating Science to Decision-Makers
  • JRN 534: Communicating your Science using Digital Media
  • JRN 575: Special Topics in Science Communication
  • JRN 585: Communicating Science & Health Risks to the Public
  • HPH 500: Contemporary Issues in Public Health
  • PHP 552: Planning & Implementing Community Health Initiatives 

To learn more, contact Dr. Brenda MacArthur, program director.

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