948
Students
Small town
Small Town
Setting
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Overview

Northern Illinois University / College of Liberal Arts and Sciences is located in De Kalb, IL, in a small setting.

Departments & Programs

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Master of Science (MS)
Master of Arts (MA)
Master of Public Administration (MPA)

Degrees Awarded

Master's Degrees 328
Doctoral Degrees 67

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

Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required for some
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Thesis Required
Candidacy exam, dissertation defense

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

1,301
Applied
616
Accepted
224
Enrolled
47%

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

Master's Degree Exam GRE General Test
Master's Degree Requirements Minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.75
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General Test
Doctoral Degree Requirements Minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.75, 3.2 graduate
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

948
Total Graduate Students
37%
International Breakout (representing other countries)
62%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 6.01%
Black or African American Not Reported
White or Caucasian 55%
American Indian or Alaska Native Not Reported
Asian 6.01%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races 2.11%
Unknown 0.74%

Gender

Male (53%)
Female (46%)

Faculty

378
Total faculty
Full-time (342)
Part-time (36)
Male (272)
Female (106)

Location & Contact

Address De Kalb, IL  60115-2854
United States
Contact Dr. Judy K Ledgerwood
Acting Dean
Email: mccord@niu.edu
Phone: 815-753-1061
Fax: 815-753-7950