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For applicants applying for the 2023-2024 school year

Please wait to start your application until mid-August 2022, when the application will open to start the Medill MSJ program in summer or fall 2023. 

Application system transition

Our online application system is closing May 13 as we transition to a new system, and our 2023-2024 application will open in mid-August. Please note you will not be able to start an application between May 13 and mid-August. Also, we cannot guarantee that any applications that have been started but not submitted by May 13 will be transferred to our new application system. Please look out for additional information in late summer 2022 about accessing the new application system to complete and submit your application. 

Program Round 2 MSJ Round 3 MSJ
Decision Notification April 4, 2022 April 29, 2022

Applicants must choose ONE program 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 2022) Fall Quarter (September 2022)
Medill Investigative Program (Chicago) Magazine
Health, Environment and Science Social Justice
Media Innovation and Content Strategy Sports Media
Medill Investigative Lab (Chicago and D.C.) Video and Broadcast
Politics, Policy and Foreign Affairs

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.