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Northern Illinois University

Department of Geography

De Kalb, IL

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Northern Illinois University

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

Degree Number 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

Degree Requirement
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

Exam Details
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
20%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 8%
Black or African American 0%
White or Caucasian 52%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 8%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 12%
Unknown 0%

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

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