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For applicants appyling for the 2023-2024 school year

Medill is still accepting admissions applications for Fall Quarter 2023. Please submit your admissions application by Friday, June 30 for Fall Quarter enrollment. All application materials, including transcripts, test scores and letters of recommendation, must be received by the deadline to be considered. You will receive a decision 2-3 weeks after we received your completed admissions application.

Program Final Deadline
MSJ Fall Specialization July 14, 2023

For applicants that applied for Round 3 MSJ
Decision Notification August 4, 2023

All admitted students will be considered for merit-based scholarships regardless of when they apply. 

Each deadline has a corresponding decision notification date. Decisions are not released on a rolling basis; instead, applicants who have submitted completed applications by the deadline can expect a decision by the notification date above. A completed application means that all your transcripts, test scores, letters of recommendation, application fee and required essays have been received by our office and included with your application. Applicants can view whether their application is complete by checking their application portal. Applications that are submitted but missing required elements, such as a letter of recommendation or missing transcript, will not be reviewed until all materials have been received. As a result, applications that are incomplete are not guaranteed a decision by their corresponding notification date.

Late applications will be reviewed once all the application materials have been received in our office.

Applicants must choose ONE journalism specialization on their admissions application. The selected specialization will determine when you start the MSJ program (summer or fall). It is important to select a specialization that matches your desired quarter of entry.

Summer Quarter (June 2023) Fall Quarter (September 2023)
Business, Economics and Money Magazine
Health, Environment and Science Social Justice and Solutions Journalism
Media Innovation and Content Strategy Sports Media
Medill Investigative Lab (Chicago and D.C.) Video and Broadcast
Medill Investigative Program (Chicago)
Politics, Policy and Foreign Affairs

For applicants applying for the 2024-2025 school year

Please wait to start your application until mid-August 2023, when the application will open to start the Medill MSJ program in 2024.

Visit our application requirements page to learn about the items that are needed when you apply.

If you have any questions, please contact our admissions team.