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A growing field with abundant career options.

Virtually all of our students find employment in the field within months of graduation. You may begin as a health communication "generalist," doing soup-to-nuts communication planning for a nonprofit such as the American Heart Association.

You might enter the corporate world in media relations for a biotech company. Or you might work as a health communication specialist for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Like many of our graduates, you will have all that you need to be able to transition smoothly between for-profit and nonprofit organizations, as well as to advance quickly to senior positions.

Recent Internships & Employers

  • ABC News
  • AIDS Action Committee
  • American Cancer Society
  • American Heart Association
  • Arnold Worldwide
  • Assumption College
  • BlueCross BlueShield
  • Boston Health Commission
  • Cambridge Health Alliance
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • Children's Hospital Boston
  • CNN
  • Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
  • Genzyme
  • Harvard Center for Cancer Prevention
  • Health Dialog
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • March of Dimes
  • Massachusetts Eye & Ear Infirmary
  • The Medical Foundation
  • The National Institutes of Health
  • Pfizer
  • Planned Parenthood
  • Policy Studies Inc.
  • Porter Novelli
  • World Health Organizations

Marketing Public Health

Part of Emerson’s Health Communication program, Professor Tim Edgar’s social marketing course created a campaign to stop teens from texting while driving. Edgar lent the campaign to the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, and The Boston Globe highlighted the class in a recent article and online video.

Watch the Globe video here »