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Northwestern School of Communication


Our Approach

Here, at Northwestern’s School of Communication, we engage in serious play – in our collaborations, our research and our deep scholarship that creates real impact in the real world. 

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Our Community

Our diversity of background, thought and disciplines is one of our community's greatest strengths.

My intention for the school is to foster equitable access and achievement, diversity of background and thought, a foot in the door, and a seat at the table. I feel an obligation to make sure that I’m not the last person of color or queer or first-generation college student to sit in this role. I’m here to listen and to lead.”

Learn more about Dean E. Patrick Johnson and the School's commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion.


Our Campus

Located just 13 miles from Chicago, our campus offers world-class facilities and access to a world-class city. Chicago provides a launch pad for our students, and is also home to more than 250 theatre companies, 40 annual film festivals and a thriving artistic community.

Apply Now

Prospective undergraduates can apply to the School of Communication as part of their application to Northwestern University. Graduate students can apply directly to one of our 20 graduate and professional programs.

See Admission Procedures