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Deadlines

Our application deadlines vary depending on which specialization you wish to pursue. All admitted students will be considered for merit-based scholarships regardless of when they submit their admissions application.

Summer-Start Applicants

If you are still working on a summer quarter application or plan to start one, please submit your application to us by January 31,  2020. Students who submit a completed application by that date and are admitted to the program will receive an invitation to the annual Admit Day in April 2020. Completed applications must include all transcripts, test scores, letters of recommendation and required essays.

The last day you can submit an application for a summer-start specialization is April 17, 2020.

Summer-start specializations include:
  • Health, Environment and Science
  • Media Innovation and Content Strategy
  • Politics, Policy and Foreign Affairs
  • Social Justice and Investigative Reporting
  • Sports Media

Fall-Start Applicants

The deadline to apply for fall-start specializations is January 6, 2020If you submit your completed application by the deadline, you will receive your admissions decision by March 9, 2020. Completed applications must include all transcripts, test scores, letters of recommendation and required essays. Incomplete applications are not reviewed for an admissions decision. Late applications will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis once all the application materials have been received in the Medill Graduate Admissions office.

Fall-start specializations include:
  • Magazine
  • Social Justice and Investigative Reporting
  • Sports Media
  • Video and Broadcast
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