Medill attracts a diverse and highly accomplished applicant pool representing a wide range of academic and life experiences. Candidates with outstanding scholastic achievement, excellent communication skills, curiosity, adaptability and willingness to learn are encouraged to apply and to review the Graduate Application Requirements General Information.
Medill has a long-standing reputation for journalism excellence. As the media industry undergoes unprecedented change, Medill leads the way. We train a new generation of multimedia journalists and communicators who will not only thrive in this evolving media landscape but also help shape it.
Northwestern University's Office of Undergraduate Admissions is the source for information about applying to Medill's BSJ program.
Apply to BSJ
- 11/1 - Early Decision
- 1/1 - Regular Decision
You know us as Medill, home to a premier graduate journalism program. Here you will learn enduring professional skills and values as well as new techniques essential to success in contemporary journalism. Medill students explore specific interests building upon a solid foundation in print, video and digital journalism, and graduates pursue careers both within the industry and in other professions.
Medill accepts applications year-round
Priority Application Deadlines
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12/1 - Summer (June) start
12/1 - Fall (September) start
10/15 - Winter (January) start
Integrated Marketing Communications
Graduate education in IMC was invented at Medill, and the program continues to lead innovation in the field. Students work collaboratively with peers and top-tier global companies to gain strategic and quantitative skills, with an emphasis on analytics that inform consumer insights. Students develop skills across traditional and digital media in order to influence consumers and build business in today's complex global marketplace.
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11/4- IMC Online (Winter start)
1/15 - IMC Online (Spring start)
4/15 - IMC Online (Summer start)
7/15 - IMC Online (Fall start)