Applications and all supporting documents must be received by December 15th.

Please Note: Due to recent natural disasters in California and Puerto Rico that have affected College Board fall testing, the Screen Cultures program is offering reasonably flexible application deadlines for those affected.  If you believe that this may apply to you, or if you would like more information, please contact Dawn Washington in the Screen Cultures program at

Application Materials
A complete application consists of:

  • 3 letters of recommendation (submitted online)
  • Official GRE scores (must be submitted by ETS, see instructions below)
    *Submit your GRE Scores through ETS to The Graduate School   (code: 1565 is all that is required)*
  • Writing Sample (no specific page limit, under 30 preferred, submitted online)
  • International applicants are required to take the TOEFL exam.

General Information
General information on graduate study at Northwestern University is available from The Graduate School. If you have any questions regarding the application process, please contact the Screen Cultures Program Assistant, Dawn Washington at