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Deadlines

Program Start* Application Deadline Decision Notification Date
Summer 2020 Start Nov. 25, 2019 Jan. 31, 2020
Fall 2020 Start Jan. 6, 2020 March 9, 2020

If you submit your completed application by the deadline, you will receive your admissions decision by the date listed above. 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.

Please note that some specializations start in summer, and others start in fall.

Summer start specializations:
  • Health, Environment and Science
  • Media Innovation and Content Strategy
  • Politics, Policy and Foreign Affairs
  • Social Justice and Investigative Reporting
  • Sports Media
Fall start specializations
  • Magazine
  • Social Justice and Investigative Reporting
  • Sports Media
  • Video and Broadcast

Completed applications must include all transcripts, test scores, letters of recommendation and required essays.

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