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Master's of Mass Communication with Specialization in Science/Health Communication

Master's of Mass Communication with Specialization in Science/Health Communication

University of Florida

University of Florida, Gainesville, United States
  • QS World University Rankings
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  • Study Level Masters
  • Duration 24 months

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The Science and Health Communications specialization program is designed to teach scientists and health specialists to communicate effectively via media, and to teach mass media specialists the background science to translate the language of science and health into meaningful and understandable stories for their audiences. These goals are achieved through theoretical writing and applied courses. At least two aspects of the program make it unique among science communication programs nationwide. First, other existing science communication programs in the U.S. focus on training journalists. UF’s program is open to journalists who want to specialize in covering science and health, offers training for people planning to work as public affairs or public information officers for science and health organizations, for other communication specialists, and for scientists who need to be able to communicate with the public about their work. Second, the program focuses on training students to understand and communicate effectively about science and health policy.