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Accelerated Master’s Program

Students entering Northwestern in fall 2020 can earn an undergraduate journalism degree and a graduate journalism degree at Medill in five years through our Accelerated Master’s Program.

Through AMP, you earn a master’s degree in three quarters instead of four quarters. You are eligible to apply for the program as early as your junior year. You must complete 45 units in the undergraduate journalism program before beginning the graduate program. You will be eligible for graduate scholarships and graduate financial aid while enrolled in the graduate program.


For more information, please contact Julie Collins in Medill’s Office of Graduate Admissions and Financial Aid. Once at Medill, you will work with an adviser in the Medill Office of Student Life to develop a plan for you to complete the Accelerated Master’s Program. 

Ashley Hackett (BSJ19, MSJ19)
"AMP allowed me to fully enjoy my undergrad experience--I was involved in student groups and was able to study abroad before making a smooth transition to the MSJ program, which opened up so many opportunities for professional development."Ashley Hackett (BSJ19, MSJ19)