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We’re excited that you’re considering Medill’s full-time one-year graduate journalism program. This program gives you unique opportunities and experiences and helps prepare you to launch or accelerate your career in reporting, writing and media.  We’re here to answer any questions you have about the program and the admissions process as well as connect you with current students, alumni and faculty.

Medill reviews application holistically to gain a deeper understanding of our applicants experiences and ability to be successful in our program.

We look forward to introducing you to the Medill community and receiving your application.

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Application deadlines

The admissions application to start in fall 2024 is currently open.

Visit the admissions application to begin applying.

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Application requirements

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Academic transcripts
  • Admissions interview
  • GRE or GMAT test scores (optional)
  • Test scores for English language proficiency (for international applicants)
  • Resume
  • Essays
  • Work samples (optional)
  • Recommendations
  • Application fee

Learn more about application requirements

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

The diversity of students, faculty and staff at the Medill School of Journalism, Media, Integrated Marketing Communications has been a source of innovation, excellence and leadership throughout our history.

Today Medill continues its commitment to creating an inclusive environment and to providing equity in opportunities regarding research, teaching, administration and student services. Medill is dedicated to creating a socially just community by strengthening policies, developing programs, and fostering acceptance for a broad range of communities and concepts. We aim to welcome students, staff and faculty from diverse backgrounds and support them so they may thrive in our community.

Diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) are also essential to the professional skills we teach in preparing our students for careers in media.

Medill's commitment to DEI

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