During the two-year Health and Medical Journalism degree, students gain skills and knowledge in both journalistic and scientific subjects. Required core courses and a number of electives within Grady College cover theory and research in journalism and mass communication and provide opportunities for students to write, pitch and publish their work. Additionally, students are required to take at least three courses outside of Grady College in science and health-related subjects to develop expertise in subjects relevant to their science and health reporting. 

Through such interdisciplinary study, students can begin to practice writing about complex topics in health, research and medicine making cutting-edge research and trends in health data and policy available to the public.