Master of Science in Health Communication (MSHC)

The Office of External Programs, Internships, & Career Services (EPICS) supports current students in our Master of Science in Health Communication (MSHC) program.  A wide range of information regarding our services is below.

Have questions? Please contact EPICS Assistant Director, Kimberley Cornwell. Kimberley serves as the liaison to the MSHC program.


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Career Coaching

MSHC students have access to 1:1 career coaching with EPICS. Coaching appointments topics include resume/cover letter reviews, internship/job search strategy, offer-negotiation coaching and more.

Students can request an appointment with EPICS via SoConnect. Once logged in, click on the Coaching icon followed by the “Coaching Appointment” link to find available coaching appointments with an EPICS Career Coach. If no appointments are available, please email and we will get back to you with further options..

Northwestern Career Advancement (NCA) is also available to advise you on all things career-related.

Applied Learning

An important component to the MSHC program is the applied learning requirement. The MSHC program, in recognition of its diverse student body, offers two avenues for students to satisfy this requirement.

Learn more about this requirement.

Programs + Events

EPICS offers a variety of programs and events for all SoC students throughout the academic year. For more information, see:

EPICS also offers MSHC-specific programs and events, including:

Careers in Health Communication

Health Communication Professionals work across various sectors of the healthcare industry holding titles ranging from Patient Engagement Specialist to Director of Health Education and Communication. To learn more about careers in this field, please visit the Center for Communication and Health’s Who Are Health Communication Professionals? page.