Academic Programs - NIU - The Graduate School

Academic Programs



Director of Graduate Studies: Brad J. Sagarin

Application Contact: Louise Calderone

Program Office: Psychology-Computer Science Building, Room 400

Telephone: (815) 753-7063

Fax: (815) 753-8088

Email Address:

Program Website:

Catalog Link:

Degree(s) Offered: M.A. in Psychology

Program requires GRE: Yes

Application Deadlines

Area(s) of Emphasis:

  • Clinical Psychology
  • Cognitive & Instructional Psychology
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Neuroscience and Behavior
  • School Psychology
  • Social Psychology
  • Industrial/Organizational Psychology

Application Materials for Electronic Submission

  • Application
  • Application fee
  • Official GRE scores (submitted by testing service)
  • Official TOEFL or IELTS scores (submitted by testing service)

Application Materials for Electronic or Mailed Submission

The following items may be submitted electronically or by mail.

  • 3 Letters of Recommendation (When applicants provide email contacts for their referees, each referee will receive a request to complete his/her letter through an approved electronic process. Alternatively, applicants may ask that referees mail letters on their behalf to the address below.)
  • Statement of Purpose (After submitting an application, an applicant will receive an email describing the process for uploading the statement of purpose. Alternatively, applicants may submit a statement of purpose by mail to the address below.)

Application Materials for Mailed Submission

  • One official transcript from each institution of higher education attended. (Official transcripts are signed by the appropriate university official and received in an envelope directly from the institution.)

Application Materials Required, Program Specific


Mail application materials to:
The Graduate School
Office of Admissions
210 Adams Hall
Northern Illinois University
DeKalb, Illinois 60115