25
Students
Small town
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Setting
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Overview

Northern Illinois University / Department of Geography 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)

Degrees Awarded

Master's Degrees 7
Doctoral Degrees 2

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? Yes
Evening/weekend programs available? No
Distance learning programs available? No

Degree Requirements

Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Optional
Research seminar

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

25
Applied
12
Accepted
3
Enrolled
48%

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 February 1st May 1st Yes
Spring deadline October 1st October 1st No

Entrance Requirements

Master's Degree Exam GRE General Test
Master's Degree Requirements Minimum GPA of 2.75
Doctoral Degree Requirements Master's degree
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

25
Total Graduate Students
28%
International Breakout (representing other countries)
72%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 8%
Black or African American Not Reported
White or Caucasian 52%
American Indian or Alaska Native Not Reported
Asian 8%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races 12%
Unknown Not Reported

Gender

Male (60%)
Female (40%)

Faculty

8
Total faculty
Full-time (8)
Part-time (0)
Male (6)
Female (2)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Synoptic meteorology, human impacts on soil properties, plant-soil relationships, hydrological cycle, climate variability
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address De Kalb, IL  60115-2854
United States
Contact Dr. David Changnon
Chair
Email: dchangnon@niu.edu
Phone: 815-753-6826
Fax: 815-753-6872