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Curriculum

The Medill Investigative Lab curriculum provides you with a solid foundation in the principles of modern journalism as well as in-depth subject area knowledge on investigative topics. You’ll also have an opportunity to take a few additional elective courses that match your interests and career goals.

In addition to coursework, the MSJ program offers a variety of experiences that enable you to travel to different cities and countries, gain additional skills, meet alumni and industry professionals and plan for post-graduation.

We often add new courses and revise course content to remain at the forefront of the rapidly changing journalism and media landscape. As such, our courses are subject to change.

 

Quarter Overview

Quarter 1 - Chicago (summer)

Quarter 2 - Chicago (fall)

Quarter 3 - Washington, D.C. (winter)

Quarter 4 - Washington, D.C. (spring)

Medill Explores (Quarter 3 or Quarter 4)

In either your third or fourth quarter, Medill will offer the Medill Explores course that includes a week of travel. Learn about different cultures and report from a new location.

Optional Quarter 5 (summer)

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