Online Master of Science in Integrated Marketing Communications

Department: Medill School of Journalism, Media, Integrated Marketing Communications
Websites: Department and Program

Program Format
Structure: Online program with no required campus visits (students may attend optional immersion sessions)
Instruction Methods: Program mainly uses asynchronous instruction - instructors may schedule some live synchronous sessions during courses
Campus Visits Required: No
Program Length: Program can be completed in ~2 years taking 2 courses per term, students have up to 5 years to finish the program

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements
Thesis Required: No
Capstone Options: No capstone required
Credits Required: 13 credits (13 courses)
Example Courses: Consumer Insight; Financial Accounting; IMC Strategic Process; Marketing Management; Statistics and Marketing Research; Brand Communication Decisions; Communications and Persuasive Messages; Crisis Communications

Application Requirements
Degree Required: Bachelor's degree
GPA Requirements: No minimum GPA required (program exams applications holistically)
Testing Requirements: <strong>GRE or GMAT required</strong> - students may request a GRE and GMAT waiver if they have 5+ years of FT work experience in marketing or a related field, or if they graduated from Northwestern
Start Dates: Fall and Spring admission

Tuition Costs
Estimated Tuition: ~$56,342 + fees
Cost per Credit Hour: ~$4,334 per course

State Authorizations: Program accepts students from all 50 states