Health communication masters program turns 20

by Martha Schick / Beacon Staff • September 11, 2014

Emerson’s health communication master’s program turns 20 this school year. The graduate program is part of the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders and collaborates with Tufts University School of Medicine. According to Emerson’s website, graduates of the program have been offered internships and jobs at ABC News, the American Heart Association, and Johnson & Johnson, as well as other public and private sector employers.

In an email statement to the Beacon,  Timonthy Edgar, the graduate program director for the health communication program, praised the program’s success.

“This program was a bold experiment 20 years ago. It was the first program of its kind in the country, and it was also a risky proposition to try to combine the efforts of two very different schools,” Edgar wrote in an email. “The anniversary events present an opportunity to celebrate the achievements of all of our graduates over the years as well as to acknowledge the overall success of this very innovative collaborative program.”