Journalism Program

The journalism degree at Northwestern University in Qatar is offered by the internationally respected Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois. Since 1921, Medill has epitomized excellence in journalism and journalism education in the United States, and it is doing the same today in Qatar.

Now, as the media everywhere face unprecedented change, Medill's undergraduate program is leading the way in preparing multimedia journalists who can help shape and navigate a dynamic media landscape. A Medill education ensures that students become skilled not only in writing, reporting, editing, production and critical thinking, but also in using multiple platforms (print, online, broadcast and wireless) so that they can create compelling, high-impact journalism for increasingly interactive audiences.


Our curriculum emphasizes journalism excellence, multimedia storytelling, ethics and professional behavior, audience understanding, research, quantitative literacy, visual literacy, and creativity. The Bachelor of Science in journalism (BSJ) degree program develops well-rounded students who are broadly educated, knowledgeable about diverse cultures and engaged in global issues. Journalism students take about one-third of their courses in the journalism program (which includes a track in public relations); the other two-thirds are in the liberal arts and sciences.

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Journalism Residency

Medill’s valuable “learn by doing” philosophy extends beyond the traditional classroom to real-world training and immersion experiences. During their junior year, students participate in the Journalism Residency, an academic internship that gives them invaluable real-world experience and networking potential within a media company. They receive course credit for working alongside professional mentors at newspapers, magazines, broadcast and online news operations, or public relations agencies.

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Many graduates of the journalism program find rewarding careers in print, broadcast or online journalism, public relations, or related fields directly after graduation. 


NU-Q's faculty members have experience in print, broadcast and mutimedia journalism. Learn about their professional accomplishments and find contact information.

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