We train leaders to manage in a complex world.
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 Master of Science in Communication degree.
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
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
“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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Our program will equip you with the skills and knowledge necessary to reach your peak effectiveness in communication and leadership.
The MSC Program has a dedicated staff member to helping you advance in your career.
Northwestern’s top-ranked School of Communication faculty is comprised of world-class instructors.
Engage with the staff, students and alumni of the MSC programs.
Each year we accept students from all over the world who are looking to increase their leadership skills and who contribute a unique perspective to the cohort.
Northwestern MSC’s non-degree executive education programs draw from the leading communication theory to provide practical application takeaways in short, accessible workshops.