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We’re excited that you’re considering Medill’s one-year graduate journalism program. This program gives you unique opportunities and experiences and helps prepare you to launch or accelerate your career in 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.

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

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Updates due to COVID-19

Northwestern Medill is working with prospective students in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Your health and well-being, along with that of the Medill community, are our top priority.

Application deadlines

The admissions application for the journalism master's program is open until April 16 (to start in summer 2021) and April 30 (to start in fall 2021). Visit our deadlines page to learn more.

Application requirements

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