Your application should tell your story and highlight your strengths
MSC Program Requirements & Materials
No two Northwestern MSC students are the same, and the application and admissions process is designed to address these differences.
In less than a year, you’ll earn your Masters from an elite institution and gain new skills to transform yourself and the organizations you serve.
Listen in as the MSC admissions team unpacks the MSC application materials and process.
Staff discuss the MSC application.
Northwestern MSC Application Deadlines
Northwestern’s MSC program is competitive and space in the MSC cohort may fill up. Apply today for early consideration.
December 1, 2023
February 1, 2024
April 1, 2024
Final deadline for international applicants >>
June 1, 2024
Make your next year transformative. Start your application today.
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.
“The Admissions team was incredibly welcoming and gave me a chance to express why the program enticed me.”
Class of 2019
Toby Cortelyou and alumni Naazish YarKhan discuss the application essay.
Your essay is a critical component of your overall application.
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.
Take the next step in your career. Earn your Masters to open new doors.