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Northwestern University in Qatar offers students a unique opportunity to attain a degree from a top-ranked US university while learning to analyze and communicate a range of experiences from a highly-dynamic environment.

Degrees, Minors, and Certificates


Bachelor of Science degree, Communication

Bachelor of Science degree, Journalism


Minor, Media and Politics


Certificate, Middle East Studies

Learn by Doing

A hallmark of an NU-Q education is that students learn by doing the same work as professionals in the field. As a journalism student, this means that on a given day you could be interviewing sources, taking photos, recording audio and video, and compiling what you’ve collected into a story that teaches your audience something new about their world. As a communication student, you might write a script, direct classmates in a film shoot, or act in and edit a film.


Learning the theory and history of journalism and communication is essential to taking on a leadership role in one of these industries. Technical expertise can help you get a foot in the door with your eventual employer, but an ability to think critically and creatively can make you a leader in your field.

Liberal Arts Education

The success of Northwestern’s alumni lies not only in their abilities to do the day-to-day work of their chosen field, but also in their abilities to combine thinking and theory from a broad swath of knowledge. The filmmaker, for example, will make a better a film on modern-day Oman with knowledge of the history of the Middle East. The journalist will craft a better story on a new music venue with knowledge of business, finance, and mathematics.

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