Northwestern MSC Program Requirements
MSC Program Requirements & Materials
No two Northwestern MSC students are the same, and the application and admissions process is designed to address these differences.
Your application should tell your story and highlight your strengths.
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.
Test scores do not tell the whole story. The MSC does not require GREs or GMATS — so you can apply right away.
Apply anytime. The MSC accepts applications on a rolling basis — and reviews applications on an as-received basis.
Get your Masters degree in under a year with our accelerated MS in Communication degree program.
Listen in as the MSC admissions team unpacks the MSC application materials and process.
Toby Cortelyou and other staff discuss the MSC application.
Northwestern MSC Application Deadlines
“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.
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.
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.