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Northern Illinois University

Department of History

De Kalb, IL

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Northern Illinois University

Overview

Northern Illinois University / Department of History is located in De Kalb, IL, in a small setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Master of Arts (MA)

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 7
Doctoral Degrees 3

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? Yes
Evening/weekend programs available? No
Distance learning programs available? No
Terminal master's degree available? Yes

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Varies
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Optional
Research seminars
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Thesis Required
Candidacy exam, dissertation defense, research seminars

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

33
Applied
25
Accepted
10
Enrolled
76%

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

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

37
Total Graduate Students
5%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 8.11%
Black or African American 2.7%
White or Caucasian 75%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 8.11%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 0%
Unknown 0%

Gender

Male (51%)
Female (48%)

Faculty

20
Total faculty
Full-time - 18
Part-time - 2
Male (12)
Female (8)

Research

Focus of faculty research: History of the Carolingian empire, history of early modern Europe, modern Irish history, history of the Ming dynasty
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address De Kalb, IL  60115-2854
United States
Contact Dr. James Schmidt
Chair
Email: jschmidt@niu.edu
Phone: 815-753-6810
Fax: 815-753-6302

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