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Northern Illinois University

Department of Psychology

De Kalb, IL

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Northern Illinois University

Overview

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

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

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

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 14
Doctoral Degrees 23

Earning Your Degree

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

Degree Requirements

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

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

415
Applied
40
Accepted
22
Enrolled
10%

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 March 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 3.0 for last 2 years of undergraduate work
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General Test
Doctoral Degree Requirements Minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.75, graduate 3.2; master's degree with research thesis

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

Student Body

107
Total Graduate Students
6%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 7.48%
Black or African American 7.48%
White or Caucasian 72%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 2.8%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 0.93%
Unknown 1.87%

Gender

Male (23%)
Female (76%)

Faculty

31
Total faculty
Full-time - 26
Part-time - 5
Male (19)
Female (12)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Neglect syndrome, ADHD, workplace discrimination, adolescent suicide, social dilemmas
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address De Kalb, IL  60115-2854
United States
Contact Dr. Leslie Matuszewich
Chair
Email: imatekaitis@niu.edu
Phone: 815-753-7065

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