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The Graduate School at Northern Illinois University

The graduate school at Northern Illinois University offers

Prospective Graduate School Students

Contacting the individual program office is the quickest and best way to get the information you need about program requirements, research opportunities, or faculty expertise. View our list of graduate degree programs and graduate certificates for links to program websites.

You can also search NIU’s future course offerings to help you plan your course of study.

The graduate school website guides prospective students through the online application process. Questions about the application process can be addressed to the graduate school. For application deadlines and requirements, review our list of graduate academic programs.

Current Graduate School Students

If you are a current NIU graduate student, visit our Resources for Current Students section where you will find helpful online forms, graduation information, and links to the Thesis/Dissertation Office.

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Current Students

Application Deadline for Summer (August) 2015 Graduation: April 3, 2015 (apply through MyNIU)

Prospective Students

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