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Welcome to the NIU Graduate School

The graduate school at Northern Illinois University offers over 80 graduate degree programs and 50 specializations. In addition to master’s and doctoral degrees in our six colleges, we offer graduate certificates in over 65 courses of study.

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 master's programs and doctoral programs.

To help you plan your course of study, you may search NIU’s future course offerings.

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 master's programs and doctoral programs.

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

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Contact Us

The Graduate School
Adams Hall, Room 223
Northern Illinois University
DeKalb, IL 60115
P: 815-753-0395

Office Hours

8-11:30 a.m.
12:30-4:30 p.m.

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