CHICAGO: Northwestern University is adding a part-time option to
its well-known integrated marketing communications master's degree
The new option is designed to appeal to working professionals in PR,
advertising and marketing who don't want to leave their full-time jobs
to earn another degree, said Richard Roth, associate dean of
Northwestern's Medill School of Journalism.
In recent years, the strong economy has made leaving a job to enter the
15-month program a difficult choice for many, Roth said. The typical
integrated marketing communications student is 25 to 26 years old and
has several years of work experience.
Like the full-time program, the part-time option requires students to
complete 15 courses and costs dollars 40,500.
Classes for part-timers will be held in a Medill facility in Chicago's
Loop business district rather than at the university's suburban Evanston
The program hopes to attract 25 students for the start of classes this
fall and will take a maximum of 35. Applications are due by June 1.