OUR PROGRAMS

Undergraduate Journalism

Medill has a long-standing reputation for journalism excellence. As the media industry undergoes unprecedented change, Medill leads the way. We train a new generation of multimedia journalists and communicators who will not only thrive in this landscape but also help shape it. Alumni work as social media managers, mobile journalists and account executives for public relations firms.

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Graduate Journalism

You know us as Medill, home to a premier graduate journalism program. Our students learn enduring professional skills and techniques for storytelling that are essential to contemporary journalism. The one-year program emphasizes real-world, hands-on experience, from working in the Chicago and Washington, D.C., newsrooms to reporting abroad for news organizations in the Global Residency Program.

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Integrated Marketing Communications

Graduate education in IMC was invented at Medill, and the program continues to lead innovation in the field. Students work collaboratively with peers and top-tier global companies to gain strategic and quantitative skills, with an emphasis on analytics that inform consumer insights. Students develop proficiencies across traditional and digital media in order to influence consumers and build business in today's complex global marketplace.

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THE MEDILL EXPERIENCE

Our People

Medill faculty represent the highest levels of accomplishment in scholarship, journalism and global commerce. They are actively involved in mentoring students and conducting research to create knowledge. Our staff and administration comprise experienced professionals, many of whom are Medill alums.

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The Medill Network

The continued success of Medill alumni in the media marketplace is proof of the value of the education they obtain here. As the demands of the information age continue to evolve, our graduates represent the knowledge and adaptability required to tap new and unprecedented opportunities. But even more important, our alumni are a closely knit, loyal and dedicated family – 15,000 strong – whose members effect change and make a difference in myriad industries across the globe.

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Medill Northwestern Journalism Institute

The Medill Northwestern Journalism Institute is a summer program for high school students. The Cherub Program, as it is also known, is much more than a journalism camp. High school students come to Northwestern during the summer for five weeks to immerse themselves in the media world. They study writing, reporting and editing for print, digital and broadcast platforms. They get to experience campus life in Evanston, and participate in additional enrichment opportunities that often lead to lifelong friendships. 

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NU in Qatar

Northwestern University in Qatar, founded in 2008, offers top-ranked programs in journalism and communications. Graduates of NU-Q earn either a bachelor of science degree in journalism or a bachelor of science degree in communications with all the technical skills required to launch rewarding professional careers. NU-Q also offers students the opportunity to complete a certificate in Middle East studies.

The mission of  NU-Q is to produce journalists and media professionals who will help bring the story of the Middle East to the wider world, influencing the political, cultural and social life of the countries where they practice.

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