Online Programs

With our online graduate programs, you can earn a quality NIU degree or certificate while enjoying the convenience and flexibility of online learning. You'll also have access to financial aid and the same support services as on-campus students.

Some of the graduate programs we offer are completely online, while some are blended. These programs combine online coursework with classroom instruction at our DeKalb campus. We offer online and blended graduate certificate and master's degree programs in a variety of areas.


  • Certificate of Graduate Study in Data Science: Build your programming and data modeling skills, and advance your career in fields such as data science, data analysis, business analysis and market research.
  • Master of Science in Data Analytics: Focus on the latest trends in the fast-growing field of data analytics. Prepare for an exciting role such as data engineer, IT project manager or software developer.
  • Master of Science in Digital Marketing: Learn about topics such as social media, email and database marketing, as well as database visualization and market research. You'll be ready to thrive in this in-demand field.




Nursing and Health Science

  • Certificate of Graduate Study in Eating Disorders and Obesity: Learn about the latest research on treating and preventing eating disorders. Prepare for a career in a role such as health educator or fitness leader.
  • Certificate of Graduate Study in Public Health: Add a public health emphasis to your studies. This certificate is ideal for you if you're studying statistics, nursing, nutrition or public administration.
  • Post-Master's Certificate of Graduate Study in Nursing Education: Get ready to train the next generation of nurses. You'll be prepared to become a nurse educator in an educational or clinical setting.
  • Master of Public Health: This nationally ranked program will build your health services knowledge. You'll be ready to succeed in a leadership position in a public health or health-related agency.
  • Master of Science in Nursing: Pursue your nursing degree full or part time with our flexible program. Our strong internship program will help you thrive in a career as a nurse educator or family nurse practitioner.
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice: Further your nursing career with our outstanding curriculum. Our partnerships will help with your internship and clinical placements. You'll be prepared to be a leader in the nursing profession.

Public Administration

  • Certificate of Graduate Study in Public Management: Build your skills in the area of local government. The credits you earn pursuing this certificate can be applied to a Master of Public Administration degree.
  • Master of Public Administration: Advance your career in local government. Our nationally recognized program will hone your abilities in local government management and help you build your professional network.

View a complete list of our online master's degrees and online graduate certificates.

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