The Department of Communication Studies at the Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) has announced a new doctorate program in health communication. Well-known for its program in biomedical engineering technology, IUPUI says that the new PhD program will begin in the fall of 2014. Those interested in applying must do so by February 1.

According to a UIPUI press release, the new degree program will help prepare the workforce needed for an ever-changing health care environment in which communication is becoming more vital to building relationships between patients and health care providers.

For more information on the program, visit the IUPUI Communication Studies website.