Program Partners


  • East Falls Campus
  • Kanbar College of Design, Engineering & Commerce

Degree Earned

  • Master of Science

Program Type

  • Hybrid

3 on-campus long weekends per semester, remainder of the program is online.

Collaborations with industry partners are essential to the MS Health Communication Design experience, where students have the opportunity to put their skills into practice and make meaningful industry connections throughout their educational experience. Some partnerships to date include:

  • Coforma and the Health+ Initiative
    Project Topic: Lyme disease prevention and awareness
  • Abington Jefferson SAFE Center
    Project Topic: Developing design-led innovation for all stakeholders in a sexual assault forensic examination clinic
  • The CARE Center: Northern NJ Medication-Assisted Treatment Center of Excellence, Camden Coalition and Prevention Point
    Project Topic: Addressing public stigma related to opioid use disorder
  • Jefferson College of Nursing and The Stratton Foundation
    Project Topic: Making medical and scientific research accessible to the public
  • Go4theGoal Foundation
    Project Topic: Helping a pediatric cancer focused non-profit achieve their goals
  • Journal My Health
    Project Topic: Improving health outcomes via data visualization and clearer patient/provider communication
  • Willie Baronet: Artist, Designer, and Documentarian (Signs of Humanity)
    Project Topic: Developing public empathy for the unhoused population
  • Health Bridges International
    Project Topic: Providing education and advocacy tools for biological caretakers of children at risk for entering government systems of care

Are you interested in partnering with Health Communication Design students? Please reach out to Program Director, Maribeth Kradel-Weitzel to learn more:

"The potential to make a real impact with our solutions for our collaborators took my dedication level from “need this degree to do future good work” to “Oh, wow! I can do good, meaningful work right now. LET’S DO IT!” I have always loved design, but that feeling is next-level."

Alyssa Liegel Class of 22'