New concentration in health communication offered in Rider’s business communication graduate program


Rider University has launched a new concentration in health communication in its existing business communication graduate program housed in The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Earning a master’s degree in this new concentration will help graduates become effective communicators in the fast-growing health sector.

“We designed this comprehensive program to help our students craft oral, written and visual messages to promote health knowledge and more,” says Dr. Pamela Brown, director of the Master of Arts in Business Communication program at Rider University. “The courses cover a wide range of subjects, and will arm our students with the skills needed to make a meaningful contribution to health care and public health policy.”

The 33-credit online program was designed with the busy schedules of working professionals in mind, and features both full-and part-time study options. The program consists of 11 all-online classes that cover various topics.

The program, offered through Rider’s Department of Communication and Journalism, is led by distinguished faculty and industry practitioners. The program gives working professionals a competitive edge in the health care field by preparing them to change the conversation about health care, create and execute health communications campaigns for a variety of audiences and address gaps in health literacy and education.

“This new degree program is uniquely positioned to help our students take advantage of opportunities in the expanding health care field. Our students will have skills required to handle health communication needs in the private, for-profit, community-based and government sectors,” says Brown.

Applicants must hold a bachelor’s degree or higher from an accredited college or university; graduate test scores are not required for admission.

For more information about the master's in Health Communication, visit or email Dr. Pamela Brown at [email protected].