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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 specific 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

Medill on the Road

We travel to events all over the world and we look forward to meeting and talking with you. Here's a list of upcoming opportunities to meet a Medill representative.

Date Event Location Link
October 5, 2022 Atlanta University Center Clark Atlanta University, Morehouse College and Spelman College
October 5, 2022 North Carolina A&T Greensboro
October 6, 2022 Idealist Fair University of Illinois Chicago
October 11, 2022 University of Texas-Austin Austin
October 12, 2022 Idealist Fair San Francisco, Golden Gate Park
October 13, 2022 Idealist Fair Los Angeles, Convention Center
October 19, 2022 University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana
October 19, 2022 Florida International University Miami
October 20, 2022 USC Grad Fair Los Angeles
October 20, 2022 University of Florida Gainesville
October 20, 2022 Dillard University New Orleans
October 24, 2022 Idealist Fair New York, Metropolitan Pavilion
October 20, 2022 Emory University Atlanta
October 26, 2022 Idealist Fair Boston, Boston University
October 27, 2022
- October, 29 2022
College Broadcasters, Inc. Baltimore
October 27, 2022
- October, 30 2022
MediaFest22 Washington, D.C.
October 31, 2022 Idealist Fair Washington, D.C., Walter E. Washington Convention Center
November 1, 2022 Washington DC Info Session Washington DC
November 1, 2022 University of Colorado-Boulder Boulder
November 5, 2022 California Forum for Diversity in Graduate Education Long Beach
November 14, 2022 PRSSA Grapevine, TX

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 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. Northwestern is pleased to be able to offer free COVID-19 rapid antigen testing for all campus visitors.

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