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Northern Illinois University

Department of Counseling, Adult and Higher Education

De Kalb, IL

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Overview

Northern Illinois University / Department of Counseling, Adult and Higher Education is located in De Kalb, IL, in a small setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Doctor of Education (Ed D) Adult and higher education
Master of Science in Education (MS Ed) Adult and higher education
Master of Science in Education (MS Ed) Counseling
Doctor of Education (Ed D) Counseling

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 66
Doctoral Degrees 13

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? Yes
Evening/weekend programs available? Yes
Distance learning programs available? No
Terminal master's degree available? Yes

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test or MAT
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Optional
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Thesis Required
Candidacy exam, dissertation defense

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

136
Applied
102
Accepted
66
Enrolled
75%

Applying

40
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?
Yes
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline June 1st May 1st No
Spring deadline November 1st October 1st No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE General Test or MAT
Master's Degree Requirements Minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.75, interview (for counseling)
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General Test
Doctoral Degree Requirements Minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.75, 3.2 graduate; interview (for counseling)

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 550

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Types of financial support available Fellowships
Research Assistantships
Teaching Assistantships
Scholarship and/or loans
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

363
Total Graduate Students
1%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 14.6%
Black or African American 20.11%
White or Caucasian 55%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.55%
Asian 4.13%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 2.2%
Unknown 1.38%

Gender

Male (29%)
Female (70%)

Faculty

21
Total faculty
Full-time - 19
Part-time - 2
Male (9)
Female (12)

Location & Contact

Address 1425 Lincoln Hwy
De Kalb, IL  60115-2854
United States
Contact Dr. Suzanne Degges-White
Chair
Email: cahe@niu.edu
Phone: 815-753-1448

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