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Frequently Asked Questions

What is Medill looking for in applicants for the Social Justice specialization?

Are you passionate about social justice? Do you want to provide a voice for the voiceless? Are you willing to research and dig deeply to find answers, even when it seems impossible? If so, then the Social Justice specialization is for you.

What if I have no background in social justice?

No matter if your undergraduate degree was in social work or something completely unrelated, if you are committed to pursuing journalism that effects change, you will succeed in this specialization. Our seasoned faculty will work alongside you as you pursue social justice issues.

What career opportunities will be available when I graduate?

Opportunities abound for journalists drawn to social justice issues, 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.