NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY

Medill School of Journalism, Media & Integrated Marketing Communications

USD 10,000 - USD 80,000 loan size
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Courses supported

MS in Integrated Marketing Communications

About the school

The Medill School of Journalism was founded in the Evanston campus of Northwestern University in 1921. In 1991, Medill took a pioneering step, introducing the very first graduate-level integrated marketing communications programme in the United States.

The main campus of the Medill School of Journalism, Media and Integrated Marketing Communications is nestled in the vibrant community of Evanston. The School has a vision to produce a new generation of multimedia journalists, communicators and marketers who can shape the media industry.

Among the illustrious alumni of the School are Leslie Taylor (principal and global director of marketing and communications at Gensler), Melisaa Grady Dias (CMO at Cadillac) and Younghee Lee ( executive vice president and head of global marketing centre at Samsung Electronics).

Where is the school located?

The Medill School of Journalism is located on the Northwestern University campus in Evanston, Illinois.

Life at Medill School of Journalism, Media & Integrated Marketing Communications

At Medill, students become part of a tight-knit and encouraging community thoughtfully fostered by the Office of Student Affairs. A dedicated team of faculty and staff are genuinely invested in helping students shape their future. At the School, students have the opportunity to construct a comprehensive portfolio through involvement in professional media partnerships and Medill's web platforms.

The Residential Services provides on-campus accommodation in three residence halls. Of these, the Engelhart Hall and the Garrett Place apartments are available for all graduate students. The Northwestern off-campus housing page is a useful resource for finding rental residences in and around Evanston and Chicago. Students can dine at the main dining commons, residential cafes, and two convenience stores. Every meal plan includes some fresh fruits and beverages.

Students can utilise the facilities of the recreation centre of the University, such as the Henry Crown Sports Pavilion, Norris Aquatic Center, Combe Tennis Center, Sailing Center, Wellness Suite, etc.

The Transportation and Parking Services of the University operates several shuttle services like Intercampus, Evanston Loop, Campus Loop, Frostbite, etc., for the students to commute within the Campus.

Additional benefits of studying at Medill School of Journalism, Media & Integrated Marketing Communications

  • Vibrant Academic Ecosystem: Medill has several affiliated centres and institutes on the campus that are at the forefront of research and generating new knowledge in the realm of journalism and integrated marketing communications. Students have the opportunity to get involved in the studies conducted by the faculty at these centres. They can participate in the Medill Investigative Programme and Journalism Residency Programme and work along with veteran journalists. The Knight Lab conducts experiments to build sophisticated tools for journalists and supports a variety of projects. The Lab prepares students to work in non-conventional media careers in design, product and data.

Evanston campus

City

Evanston, Illinois

City Population

78,110

Region

Midwestern United State

Climate

Humid continental

Nearest Airport

Chicago O'Hare International Airport,

Time Zone

Central Standard Time (GMT -6) ### Life at Medill School of Journalism, Media & Integrated Marketing Communications At Medill, students become part of a tight-knit and encouraging community thoughtfully fostered by the Office of Student Affairs. A dedicated team of faculty and staff are genuinely invested in helping students shape their future. At the School, students have the opportunity to construct a comprehensive portfolio through involvement in professional media partnerships and Medill's web platforms. The Residential Services provides on-campus accommodation in three residence halls. Of these, the Engelhart Hall and the Garrett Place apartments are available for all graduate students. The Northwestern off-campus housing page is a useful resource for finding rental residences in and around Evanston and Chicago. Students can dine at the main dining commons, residential cafes, and two convenience stores. Every meal plan includes some fresh fruits and beverages. Students can utilise the facilities of the recreation centre of the University, such as the Henry Crown Sports Pavilion, Norris Aquatic Center, Combe Tennis Center, Sailing Center, Wellness Suite, etc. The Transportation and Parking Services of the University operates several shuttle services like Intercampus, Evanston Loop, Campus Loop, Frostbite, etc., for the students to commute within the Campus.

Fast facts

  • Students enrolled: 22,000+
  • Undergraduates: 8000+
  • Graduates: 14,000+
  • Student to faculty ratio: 6:1
  • Acceptance rate: 7%

Admissions criteria

The general admission requirements for international students applying to the graduate programmes at the Medill School of Journalism, Media and Integrated Marketing Communications are as follows:

  • A bachelor's degree that is equivalent to a 4-year undergraduate degree in the US
  • Submit a comprehensive course-by-course evaluation and degree verification from a NACES provider indicating the equivalency of the bachelor's degree.
  • Submit transcripts from all the institutions previously attended. Also, provide a course-by-course credential evaluation of the transcripts from a NACES provider.
  • GRE or GMAT scores are optional
  • Proof of English language proficiency is required: TOEFL or Duolingo
  • Latest resume needs to be submitted
  • Professional statement and a writing sample
  • 2 letters of recommendation from employers, supervisors, or current/former professors

Fees and other expenses

The following are some of the costs associated with living and studies at the Medill School of Journalism, Media and Integrated Marketing Communications. These are rough estimates. Check out the official school webpage for updated information.

  • Books and supplies: $1,200
  • Transportation: $2,160
  • Health Insurance: $5,144
  • Food and housing: $24,000
  • Personal expenses: $6,400

Job placements

  • High Job Placement Rate: 90% of the graduates of the Medill School of Journalism, Media and Integrated Marketing Communications have found employment within six months of their graduation.

Hands-on Career Services: The Medill Career Services assists students in their career search.For personalised assistance, the Institution's career coaches are at the service to help students identify and connect with potential career opportunities and employers.

  • Informative Events: The Career Services organise several career fairs and information sessions by media companies, which help students to connect directly with employers.

  • Extensive Network: The Career Services has partnerships with hundreds of employers. This helps them connect students with job opportunities.

  • Online Support: Students can register on Handshake to apply for jobs and internships listed on it.

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Last updated: 22 Dec 2023

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