M.Sc. Online

Information Design and Strategy

Northwestern University

24 months
3584 USD/module
3584 USD/module
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The Information Design and Strategy program of Northwestern University teaches students how to translate information and data into meaningful visual forms, narratives, and interfaces.


The Information Design and Strategy program of Northwestern University prepares students for cross-functional leadership roles in today’s sophisticated digital media industry and related fields. The program is particularly useful for people in creative fields who want to expand their career opportunities with a stronger grounding in business strategy. The program’s strong theoretical framework and focus on fundamental concepts makes the degree applicable to many types of organizations — business, the arts, government, healthcare, and education, to name a few — regardless of changes in technology.

Program Goals

An interdisciplinary professional program, IDS graduates will possess the knowledge, skills and aptitude to:

  • Translate complex information into compelling visual forms and narratives, particularly within digital media
  • Lead cross-functional teams to develop and implement a comprehensive media communication strategy
  • Design seamless customer experiences that support an organization’s strategy across multiple digital platforms
  • Develop innovative solutions to complex business problems by combining analytical and creative skills

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • User-Centered Design
  • Effective Communication
  • User Research
  • Info and Content Strategy
  • Data Management Principles
  • Info Design and Architecture

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


60 alternative credits



Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Complete the online application
  • One sealed copy of official transcripts from ALL previously attended colleges and universities
  • Two letters of recommendation focusing on academic achievement and ability
  • Statement of purpose
  • Current résumé or curriculum vitae

Tuition Fee

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    3584 USD/module
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    3584 USD/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 3584 USD per module during 24 months.
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