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Northern Illinois University

College of Visual and Performing Arts

De Kalb, IL

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Overview

Northern Illinois University / College of Visual and Performing Arts is located in De Kalb, IL, in a small setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Science (MS)
Master of Music (MM)
Master of Arts (MA)
Master of Fine Arts (MFA)
(Performer's Certificate)

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 48
Doctoral Degrees 4
Other Advanced Degrees 5

Earning Your Degree

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

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Comp Exam Required
Other Advanced Degrees Recitals

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

135
Applied
92
Accepted
43
Enrolled
68%

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 Not reported May 1st No
Spring deadline Not reported October 1st No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Requirements Minimum GPA of 2.75, audition or portfolio
Additional Entrance Requirements Minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.75, 3.2 graduate; audition

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

160
Total Graduate Students
19%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 6.88%
Black or African American 1.88%
White or Caucasian 65%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 3.13%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 3.75%
Unknown 0%

Gender

Male (48%)
Female (51%)

Faculty

100
Total faculty
Full-time - 85
Part-time - 15
Male (69)
Female (31)

Location & Contact

Address De Kalb, IL  60115-2854
United States
Contact Dr. Paul Kassel
Dean
Email: pkassel@niu.edu
Phone: 815-753-1138
Fax: 815-753-8372

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