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Dual Degree: MD/MMC

Effective, compelling and strategic communication plays an essential role in improving public health and safety. Through a partnership between the Cronkite School and the Mayo Clinic’s Alix School of Medicine, the MD/Master of Mass Communication program prepares physicians to be a strong voice for health and change. Students learn to produce multimedia storytelling and engage audiences around key issues.

Learn from world-renowned faculty

Learn from award-winning journalists, digital strategists, media innovators and industry leaders at the Cronkite School.

Define your own focus

The MMC is Cronkite’s most flexible master’s degree. Students can explore opportunities in writing, podcasting, video storytelling, social media, photography and strategic communications, and can learn to combat misinformation about health issues.

Graduate funding available

All applicants are considered for Cronkite fellowships, assistantships and scholarships. December 1 is the priority deadline for funding.

Report on health disparities across the Southwest

The Cronkite School is home to the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health Reporting Initiative, with a team of journalists focused on investigating health disparities in underserved communities across the Southwest. MD/MMC students can opt to work on health projects with the program’s director.

Bilingual opportunities

Find opportunities to report in English and Spanish on both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border and beyond.

Enjoy ASU’s Downtown Phoenix campus

Immerse yourself in a community of professionals studying journalism, law, social work, health innovation, nursing, global business and public service.

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