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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

Start your journey towards your MS in Communication by easily applying online. You can save your progress and return whenever it’s convenient for you, and our admissions team is available to assist with any questions you may have.

Be sure to keep an eye out for our upcoming application workshop events, where you can connect with advisors in real-time. Get started today and take the first step towards your future in communication. 

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

Personal Statement

GRE/GMAT not required

Maddie Stengel

“My professional and personal growth has been entirely reshaped by the MSC program. I’m a stronger writer and a better teammate because of our classes. I have a much different perspective on effective leadership. I also built invaluable mentorship relationships – I landed my current job on the Pritzker campaign thanks to the advocacy of one of my closest professors.”

Maddie Stengel

Jr. Speechwriter & Press Assistant, JB for Governor
2022 MS in Communication Alumna

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.

Proceed to Interview

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

Accept & Commit

If accepted, you will submit a deposit to reserve your seat and begin your journey!

Make the Most of Tomorrow

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