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Meet Medill

The best way to learn about Medill is to interact with our students, faculty and staff. We have several virtual events where you can learn more about the Medill Master of Science in Journalism (MSJ) program. We'll continue to update this page as more events are added. We hope to meet you soon.

Information sessions

During our virtual information sessions, you will talk with an admissions counselor and learn more about the application process. You may also meet faculty, current students or alums who can answer your questions about how our program can help you achieve your career goals. If you have any questions in the meantime, please email Assistant Director Ryan Hays.

We also host webinars on splecific topics related to the MSJ program and the application process.

Register to attend an MSJ Info Session

Virtual Admissions office hours

We invite you to drop in for a virtual one-on-one admission counseling appointment to get answers to your questions about the application process, requirements and graduate journalism program before the application deadline. Please note, this is informal. This is not an information session.

Register to attend MSJ virtual office hours

Chicago Campus Visit Days

Visiting Medill’s Chicago campus is one of the best ways to get a feel for our program and community.

Campus visits give you the opportunity to talk to an admissions director, learn more about the graduate journalism program and take a tour of our Chicago facilities.

Reserve your spot for an upcoming Chicago Campus Visit Day.

Unable to visit in-person? Take a virtual tour of the Medill Chicago space with Associate Dean of Journalism Beth Bennett.

Please note that in light of COVID-19 and social distancing policies, we have selected specific dates and times in which in-person instruction at Medill Chicago is at a minimum. In accordance with Northwestern University’s COVID-19 protocols, all visitors must follow established safety protocols, including masking indoors. Northwestern is pleased to be able to offer free COVID-19 rapid antigen testing for all campus visitors.

Getting to Medill Chicago

In Chicago, the Medill Office of Graduate Admissions and Financial Aid is located at:

Medill Chicago
303 E. Upper Wacker Drive
Suite 1600
Chicago, IL 60601

Public Transportation

The Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) offers a number of train and bus travel options.

Medill’s Chicago campus location is easily accessible via CTA bus routes 134, 135, 136 and 20 and a short walk from the CTA’s State and Lake Station and Metra’s Millennium Station.


Please contact a taxi service directly to handle your transportation.


In Chicago, a parking garage is available underground at 303 E. Wacker Drive. Some people choose to use SpotHero to reserve parking in this garage ahead of time.

Hotels in Chicago

These are a few of the many options near our downtown campus.

Hilton Garden Inn Chicago/North Loop
66 E. Wacker Place, Chicago

Hyatt Regency Chicago
151 E. Upper Wacker Drive, Chicago

Swissôtel Chicago
323 E. Upper Wacker Drive, Chicago

Virgin Hotels Chicago
203 N. Wabash Ave., Chicago

Additional Admissions Resources

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Master of Science in Journalism Information Session Watch
Master of Science in Journalism Competitive Application Tips  Watch


Specialization Overviews

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Health, Environment and Science Watch
Magazine Watch
Media Innovation and Content Strategy Watch
Medill Investigative Lab (Chicago + Washington D.C.)  Watch
Medill Investigative Program (Chicago) Watch
Politics, Policy and Foreign Affairs Watch
Social Justice Watch
Sports Media Watch
Video and Broadcast Watch