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How to Apply to the MSC

Apply To The Northwestern MSC Degree Program Today

Start your application now, save your progress, and return at any time to complete.

The MSC Online Application

The MSC Application At-A-Glance

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

  • Begin application online
  • Save and return anytime
  • Submit and move forward

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

Application Requirements

Your Application Submission Checklist

The online application is easy to complete — and you only need a few items to get started.


Academic Transcripts

Two References

One Essay

Move Forward. Opportunity Awaits.

Northwestern’s MSC is a transformative experience — and spots fill fast. Put your future into motion and apply today.

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.

Submit Your Application

Once you submit your application, we review on a rolling basis.

Get an Interview Invite

After an initial review, the admissions committee may choose to extend you an interview request.

Accept & Commit

Once accepted, you submit a deposit to reserve your seat and begin your degree program in September.

Earn That Promotion

“I learned what it takes to lead a team with diverse interests and diverse talent. I’ve learned the science behind relationships and it’s made work a much more human place.”

Chris Block

2018 MSC Alumni

MSC Applications Tips

Polish Up Your Application. Learn What A Great Application Looks Like

Submitting your MSC application may feel like a big leap. We’ve prepared dozens of resources to help you enhance your application and maximize your chances of acceptance.

Make the Most of Tomorrow

Take the next step in your career. Earn your Masters and transform your future.