Northwestern University offers several different master’s in communication degree tracks through its School of Communication and Medill School of Journalism, Media, Integrated Marketing Communications. This page features in-depth interviews with graduates of the School of Communication’s Master of Science in Communication (MSC) Custom Leadership Program. In an effort to learn more about this program, we spoke with Northwestern alumni Emma Crnkovich and Emily Neubauer, who gave us a detailed look at how this programs is structured and what students should know before applying.

Located in Evanston, Illinois, Northwestern has a variety of both campus-based and online options for students interested in pursuing a master’s degree in communication, health communication, or integrated marketing communications. For more about the MSC program, check out the interviews below.

Alumni Interviews

Interview with Emily Neubauer - 2018 Graduate "I learned how to be a more effective leader. I learned how to manage different personalities in the workplace to make it a stronger environment. I learned different ways to interact with global leaders and how cultural differences are a real thing and can make or break a situation if not respected."
Interview with Emma Crnkovich - 2017 Graduate "Our professors were experts in their fields. Whether they were working on communications plans for international space travel, developing theories and validating experiments regarding leveraging your network of connections, or award-winning authors, the entire staff was chock full of experts who were looking for students to apply our real life examples as fodder for class discussion."