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Frequently Asked Questions

What is Medill looking for in applicants for the Medill Investigative Lab specialization?

Are you passionate about investigation and finding the truth? Are you willing to research and dig deeply to find answers, even when it seems impossible? If so, then the Medill Investigative Lab specialization is for you.

What if I have no background in investigative journalism?

No matter if your undergraduate degree was in a related subject or in something different, if you are committed to pursuing investigative journalism, you will succeed in this specialization. Our seasoned faculty will work alongside you as you undertake investigations.

What career opportunities will be available when I graduate?

Opportunities abound for journalists drawn to investigative journalism, and you’ll head into your job search with a foundation and solid news clips that other new graduates might not have. Medill’s far-reaching alumni network is filled with like-minded journalists who can provide job leads, advice and encouragement. You’ll have plenty of opportunities to make lasting connections during your time in the program.