Contribute your perspective to your cohort and gain new skills to advance your career.
International Admissions Requirements
Upload unofficial transcripts for admissions purposes. You will be required to provide official transcripts to enroll.
*See below for further details.
International Admissions Deadlines
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.
December 1, 2023
February 1, 2024
April 1, 2024
International Tuition & Cost of Attendance
Earn a degree from one of the United States' most highly-regarded universities and launch a new era for your career and future.
International Student Funding
While international students are ineligible for U.S. sponsored federal loans, there are many resources available.
Note: not all lenders offer loan programs for international students. Often lenders require a creditworthy cosigner who is a citizen or Permanent Resident of the United States.
MSC Application Essay
Your essay is a critical component of your overall application.
The Essay Prompt:
Why are you applying specifically to the MSC Program at Northwestern University and what unique value do you hope to add to the MSC experience of your classmates?
You also have the opportunity to write an additional essay that includes information you feel may not be adequately addressed through the other application materials.
Alumni Naazish YarKhan discuss the application essay.
MSC Application Interview
Relax and converse with a member of the MSC Admissions Committee and tell us about yourself — your story, experiences and philosophies.
The Admissions Interview is meant to help us delve into who you are and why you’re applying to the program. At the same time, it’s a chance for you to get to know us and ask any questions you have.
International Requirements & Visas
If you are accepted into Northwestern’s Master of Science in Communication program, there are a few additional requirements you will need to fulfill.
The MSC Student Experience
Located just north of Chicago in Evanston, Illinois, the School of Communication offers access to academic lectures, artistic performances, local food, sports, and more.
Join a community of bright minds and explore big questions in student clubs, seminars, guest lectures, and local performances — all within minutes of campus.
Gather with your cohort at local restaurants, coffeehouses, shops, and beaches and experience the college town of Evanston — or head downtown and explore the global city of Chicago.
Learn about the MSC program experience directly from our international students.
Adriana currently works as a consultant at Ernst & Young in Chicago, consulting with organizations in the financial
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