Return On Investment

Graduate education requires an investment of your time, effort, and money. Make sure you are getting value for your energy by selecting a school and program that provides a strong return on your investment.  The student experience in the MS Health Communication program is transformative.  You will see returns through your finances, your knowledge, and your career.

Financial ROI

  • 40% of students receive a promotion or start a new job before they graduate*
  • Average pay increases by 30%*
    • Average starting pay range: $56,000 - $160,000
    • Average pay range after graduation: $74,000 - $160,000+

Knowledge ROI

  • Transformational experience that changes how you think about healthcare
  • Information on cutting-edge research from Northwestern’s world class, interdisciplinary faculty

Career ROI

  • Lasting professional connections to classmates, healthcare leaders, and Northwestern alumni network
  • Professional development and leadership insights to inform the next stages of your career

*Please note these figures are from a December 2016 alumni survey of the Class of 2015 and 2016 (65% response rate; self-reported data).

MS in Health Communication
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