De Kalb, IL
location
Public
type
Small
setting
40%
60%
student ratio
25
total students
Tuition Cost Not Reported
Not Reported
average amount to complete degree
February 1
fall application deadline
48%
acceptance rate
2 Degrees Offered
degrees offered

Degrees & Awards

  • Degrees Offered
    • Major Degree Levels Offered
    • Geography Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
      Master of Science (MS)
  • Degrees Awarded
    • Master's Degrees 7
    • Doctoral Degrees 2
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees Not reported
    • * Shows the number of degrees awarded for the last academic year that data was reported.
  • Earning Your Degree
    • Part-time study available? Yes
    • Evening/weekend programs available? No
    • Distance learning programs available? No
    • Terminal master's degree available? Not reported
  • Degree Requirements
    • Master's Degrees Comp Exam Required, Thesis optional and research seminar
    • Doctoral Degrees Not reported
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees Not reported

Admissions

48% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied 25
    • Accepted 12
    • Acceptance Rate 48
    • Enrolled 3
  • Applying
    • Application Fee - Domestic $40
    • Application Fee - International $40
    • Electronic applications accepted? Yes
    • Applications processed on a rolling basis? Yes
  • Application Deadlines
    • Type Domestic International Priority Date
    • Fall deadline February 1st May 1st Yes
    • Winter deadline Not Reported Not Reported Not Reported
    • Spring deadline October 1st October 1st Yes
  • Entrance Requirements
    • Master's DegreesGRE General Test, minimum GPA of 2.75
    • Doctoral's Degreesmaster's degree
    • First-Professional's DegreesNot Reported
    • Other Advanced DegreesNot Reported
    • International DegreesTOEFL required, 550 paper based

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition & Fees *
    • Tuition & FeesNot Reported
    • *Average dollar amount (tuition & fees) required to complete the degree
  • Financial Support
    • Financial award applicants must submitFAFSA
    • Application deadlines for financial awardsNot Reported
    • Types of financial support availableResearch Assistantships, Teaching Assistantships, Tuition Waivers, Career or Field-Related Internships, Federal Work-Study, Financial Support for Part-time Students, Scholarship and/or loans, Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Graduate Students25
    • Female Percentage40%
    • Male Percentage60%
  • Participation
    • Total Graduate Students25
    • Part-time Percentage28%
    • Full-time Percentage72%
  • Race/Ethnicity
    • Hispanic / Latino8%
    • Black / African American0%
    • White / Caucasian52%
    • American Indian / Alaskan Native0%
    • Asian8%
    • Native Hawaiian / Other Pacific Islander0%
    • Two or more races0%
    • Unknown or International Student32%

Faculty

  • Faculty Breakdown
    • Total Faculty8
    • Full-time Percentage100%
    • Part-time Percentage0%
    • Female Percentage25%
    • Male Percentage75%

Research

  • Existing Research
    • Focus of faculty researchSynoptic meteorology, human impacts on soil properties, plant-soil relationships, hydrological cycle, climate variability
    • Externally sponsored research expenditures last yearNot Reported

Location & Contact

Department of Geography

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Northern Illinois University

De Kalb, IL 60115-2854
United States

Dr. David Changnon

Chair

Phone: 815-753-6826
Fax: 815-753-6872
Email: dchangnon@niu.edu

Dr. Michael Konen

Coordinator of Graduate Studies

Phone: 815-753-0631
Email: mkonen@niu.edu

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