SHSU Offers New Graduate Certificate

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SHSU Offers New Graduate Certificate

Published on June 14, 2017 by Larry Crippen

Story by Emily Binetti

Few topics dominate today’s public discourse like healthcare. In a rapidly expanding digital media world, health information can often be immense and overwhelming.¬†Employers in the healthcare field need well-trained communicators who can keep up with an ever-changing industry.

Identifying health communication as an area with strong job growth potential, Sam Houston State University has collaborated among the departments of Mass Communication, Population Health and Sociology to offer a new Graduate Certificate in Health Communication and Public Relations.

Beginning in the fall 2017 semester, the new certificate program is aimed primarily at post-baccalaureate students interested in developing expertise in health-related communication as it applies in both academic and non-academic settings. The program provides students completing undergraduate degrees in mass communication (especially the public relations/advertising track) or public health the opportunity to build specialized skills.

The application deadline for fall 2017 enrollment is Aug. 1, 2017. For spring 2018 enrollment, the deadline is Dec. 1, 2017.

hose interested in learning more about the program are encouraged to go online to or contact Associate Professor Ruth Massingill at 936.294.1494 or


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