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Location: Chicago
Start Term: Fall, Spring
Program Type: Master's

Our dedicated faculty of marketing professionals will share knowledge and wisdom from their years of experience working in advertising, public relations and marketing, often on major national brands at some of the world’s largest companies. The faculty brings its professional practice and expertise into the classroom to bring key concepts to life.

Marian Azzaro
,  Program Director
Office of Graduate Admission

Expectations & Requirements


The graduate program in marketing communications prepares students to meet the marketing and communication challenges of 21st-century companies and nonprofit organizations. Our hands-on coursework in advertising, visual communications, social and digital media strategy, community outreach, relationship-building and multicultural marketing will give you the experience you need to lead creatively and strategically.

Sample Courses

  • Media Relations
  • Brand Management
  • Multicultural Marketing Communications


Career Options

Admission Info

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  • Online Application
  • $40 Application Fee
  • Official transcripts from all previously attended colleges/universities within the United States. Coursework completed outside the U.S. requires a Foreign Credential Evaluation to be submitted.
  • Resume/curriculum vitae
  • English Language Proficiency: All international students and individuals who completed a degree program outside the United States are required to meet this requirement. 

For applicants with a cumulative undergraduate GPA below 3.0 the following materials are required:

  • Letter of Intent outlining your personal and professional goals, why you are interested in this program, and how it will help you achieve your goals
  • Two letters of recommendation