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Northern Illinois University

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

De Kalb, IL

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Overview

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

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

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 254
Doctoral Degrees 64

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

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

1,126
Applied
562
Accepted
191
Enrolled
50%

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
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

836
Total Graduate Students
27%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 7.42%
Black or African American 3.47%
White or Caucasian 55%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 2.51%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 1.79%
Unknown 0.84%

Gender

Male (52%)
Female (47%)

Faculty

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

Location & Contact

Address 1425 Lincoln Hwy
De Kalb, IL  60115-2854
United States
Contact Dr. Bob Brinkmann
Dean
Phone: 815-753-1061
Fax: 815-753-7950

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