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Is there an online option?
The master’s program is a residential program; students complete their coursework at Harvard Medical School in Boston, MA.
I am interested in storytelling to make an impact, but I do not have storytelling experience, such as a degree or publications. Is this program right for me?
Absolutely. You do not need to have experience or a publication or production history to be successful with our program. Graduates of this program will acquire skills in the storytelling modality of their choice, take courses on storytelling and visual narratives, have the opportunity for elective coursework, and work closely with a mentor on their capstone project. Mentors will help provide technical information, identify equipment/resources if necessary, and help the student clearly define, write, and revise their narrative. The faculty directors will also work closely with the students to help them develop these skills.
Do you need to have a clinical degree or work in the health professions to apply?
No. This program is also for people in health communications and public relations; health journalists, writers, and editors; bioethicists; patient advocates and health educators; people in health administration; people who work for foundations and NGOs; and others who have a stake in communicating the experience of illness and health inequities to a broad audience.
Do you require the GRE?
Is there a part-time option?
The minimum time to degree for a full-time student is one academic year. A part-time alternative is possible with students expected to complete the degree within two years.
What is the cost of the program?
The Student Cost of Attendance Budget for 2021-2022, including tuition, expenses, and fees is available here.
Are there scholarships or other sources of funding available?
Beginning for the entering class of AY20 (Fall 2019), full-time, benefits eligible faculty and staff at HMS and the affiliated institutions/hospitals are eligible for a scholarship equivalent to 10% of the full time tuition rate for any of the HMS Master’s Degree Programs (tuition only). Please notify the program if you think you are eligible for this scholarship. Students who are also considering applying for financial assistance should notify the HMS Financial Aid office of this scholarship opportunity.
The Fulbright Program offers funding for students from abroad seeking to pursue a master's degree in the U.S.
We invite you to learn more about the Master of Science in Media, Medicine, and Health on this website. If you have additional questions, please email the program at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can follow us on twitter at @MediaandMed
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