Master of Science in Communication

Become a valued and effective leader

Master of Science in Communication

We train leaders to manage in a complex world.

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Northwestern University’s Master of Science in Communication program educates ambitious and inspired professionals to become more valued and effective leaders. Our highly interactive curriculum integrates communication theory with practical application, providing students with the skills essential for an immediate competitive advantage in the workplace.

The fundamental learning themes in any Master of Science in Communication program center around Managing Complexity, Collaborative Leadership, and Elegant Communication. The MSC program provides you with the concepts and frameworks to leverage these highly sought after skills into a distinct advantage in the workplace.

Your classmates will be curious and driven, just like you. You will learn from and challenge each other and together you will establish life-long bonds. Along the way you will partner with our world-class instructors who possess extensive hands-on experience as leading academics and industry experts and be able to claim them as part of your network.

Through this transformative experience you will be prepared for success in any industry, any job function, any place in the world. Let’s start a conversation today.

There are now two great ways to earn the MSC degree.

Master of Science in Communication Custom Leadership Program

Custom Leadership Program

Part-time, Saturday-only schedule enables you to study without interrupting your career
Customize the curriculum to meet your interests
• Designed for students with all levels of experience
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Master of Science in Communication Hybrid Leadership Program

Hybrid Leadership Program

Hybrid online/on-campus format with four in-resident experiences 
One course at a time delivered through cutting-edge distance learning technology
• Preset curriculum designed for experienced leaders
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“My MSC degree gave me confidence to be a leader at my company. Co-workers and leadership have noticed and have begun giving me more opportunities to expand my role.”

– Howard Kleinstein, Class of 2015


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