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Northwestern MSC Admissions

Apply For Your MS Communication Degree Today

Advance your career. Expand your skill set. Take initiative and grow as a leader.

Where Will You Be Next Year?

Take the leap. You won’t regret it.

That’s what our alumni tell us. The MSC is a transformative experience that strengthens leaders — both personally and professionally.

The demanding nature of our MS in Communication program means curious and ambitious students excel. Come meet your cohort and begin your journey — apply today.

1 Year Program

Get your Masters degree in under a year with our accelerated MS in Communication degree program.

No GRE or GMAT

Test scores do not tell the whole story. The MSC does not require GREs or GMATS — so you can apply right away.

Flexible Formats

With part-time Saturday classes or a hybrid online and in-person format, the program is designed for full-time professionals.

Rolling Admissions

Apply anytime. The MSC accepts applications on a rolling basis — and reviews applications on an as-received basis.

Admissions Deadlines

Rolling Application Deadlines Give You Flexibility

While we do offer rolling admissions, Northwestern’s MSC program is competitive and space in the MSC cohorts may fill up. As such, we encourage you to apply as early as possible.

The program begins September 2021. Here are your Fall 2021 application deadlines:

February 8, 2021
April 12, 2021

This is the deadline for international applicants.

June 14, 2021

MS in Communication Application Process

What Happens After You Submit Your Application?

Our application review process is designed so we get a mutli-faceted view of each applicant. We want to hear from you why this program interests you and talk with you one-on-one to assess if we’re the right fit for one another.

1. Apply

We review your application on a rolling basis as it arrives.

2. Invite

After an initial review, you may receive an invitation for an interview

3. Interview

You’ll talk with a member of the admissions committee to find out if we’re the right fit.

4. Review

The admissions committee will make a recommendation for your application.

5. Enroll

If accepted, you can enroll immediately and begin your degree program in September.

How To Apply

Apply Online. Save & Return Anytime.

Ready to get started? It’s easy to apply. Start your application today to launch your transformative journey.

Have an unanswered question? Ask an Admissions counselor, and we’ll get you an answer right away.

Begin Your Online Application

Start your application online >>

Upload your documents and save or submit when you’re ready.

Save And Return Anytime

Don’t quite have everything you need? You can save your application and return to complete it at a later time.

Submit & Next Steps

We review applications on a rolling basis — so submit your application and $50 application fee, and move one step closer to your Masters.

The MSC Candidate

Determine If The MSC Is Right For You

What makes a successful MSC applicant? It takes curiosity, vision, ambition, and a drive to always learn.

In the MSC, you’ll challenge yourself, meet extraordinary people, and seize new opportunities.

Think you could be a fit?

Northwestern University's MSC Program Graduation at the Alice Millar Chapel on Friday, August 11th, 2017. Photos by Jasmin Shah.

Prepare To Apply

Northwestern MSC Program Admissions Information

Find out what you need to apply, plan for tuition and financing, and explore international student options.

MSC Application Materials

Leaders arise in many places. Our requirements are designed to ensure your success while providing you the chance to tell your story.

Tuition and Fees

Learn more about the MS in Communication tuition, associated fees, and financial aid options.

International Students

Explore the CLP’s full-time program for international students and connect with us to learn more international applications.

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Your space in the next MSC cohort is waiting. Start your application today.

Northwestern MSC Admissions Events

Connect with the Northwestern MSC Admissions team at our next event or explore webinars on-demand to learn more about applying for your MS in Communication.

Student Experience

Experience Something More Than A Classroom

Your coursework is only one facet of your MSC program experience. With guest lectures, workshops, seminars, and new opportunities every quarter, the MSC offers an experience unlike anywhere else.

Earn Your MS in Communication From Northwestern

Take the next step in your career. Earn your Masters to open new doors.