Northern Illinois University - Master's Degree

Northern Illinois University is a public comprehensive and research institution from the city of DeKalb, just 65 miles west of Chicago in Illinois. It's more than 700-acre campus houses its seven colleges that offer 130 undergraduate majors and minors and 80 graduate programs and 54 specialisations in the areas of business, education, engineering & engineering technology, health & human sciences, law, liberal arts & sciences, and visual & performing arts.

  • Average Tuition USD 38,531
  • Acceptance Rate 51%
  • Students 20,611
  • International Students 1%
  • Campus Setting City

School Description

Northern Illinois University traces it roots back to when it was chartered in 1895 and opened its doors as the Northern Illinois State Normal School whose sole mission was to train college-educated teachers. Through the years, then-Illinois Gov. John Peter Altgeld expanded the 'normal school' to address the need for a quality public school. The continuous growth of the Institute after the second World War and the wars in Korea and Vietnam led to it becoming the Northern Illinois State College in 1955, and the Northern Illinois University two years after.

Today, student enrollment is over 20,000, more than half of which are non-whites and it employs over 3,000 faculty and staff members in its 756-acre campus which boasts of 64 major buildings and a student-housing capacity of approximately 5,000. Northern Illinois University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association. 

Master Programs

  • 1425 W Lincoln Hwy, DeKalb, IL 60115, United States

    Accountancy

    USD 28,225 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Accounting Principles. The program offers courses that focus on all aspects of business, management and finance.  

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    Anthropology

    USD 28,225 Tuition Fee
    This program is designed to equip students with the conceptual knowledge of Anthropology. The program offers courses that focus on the study of human language, culture, societies, biological and material remains, biolog more
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    Bioinformatics

    USD 28,225 Tuition Fee
    The program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Bioinformatics. The program offers courses that focus on the use of information technology to study living things, and the use of more
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    Biology

    USD 28,225 Tuition Fee
    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Biology. The program offers courses that focus on the study of cell growth, DNA expression, botany, parasitology and recombinant more
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    Business Administration

    USD 28,225 Tuition Fee
    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Business Administration. The program offers courses that focus on the study of management theory; human reso more
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    Business Economics

    USD 28,225 Tuition Fee
    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Business Economics. The program offers courses that focus on the study of the systematic and efficient alloc more
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    Chemistry

    USD 28,225 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Chemistry. The program offers courses that focus on the study of general chemistry, organic chemistry, and chemical analysis.  

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    Childhood Education

    USD 28,225 Tuition Fee
    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the principles of Childhood Education. The program offers courses that focus on the study of the design and provision of teachin more
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    Communication

    USD 28,225 Tuition Fee
    This program is designed to equip students with the concepts of Communication. The program offers courses that focus on public relations, connectivity and culture, multimedia, digital analytics, communication law and et more
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    Computer Science

    USD 28,225 Tuition Fee
    This program is designed to equip students with the conceptual and practical knowledge of Computer Science. The program offers courses that focus on the study of artificial intelligence, cyber security, the blockchain, more
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    Design

    USD 28,225 Tuition Fee
    This program is designed to equip students with the conceptual, technical and practical knowledge of the elements of Design. The program offers courses that focus on the study of visual arts; design techniques; and comp more
  • 1425 W Lincoln Hwy, DeKalb, IL 60115, United States

    Educational Technology

    USD 28,225 Tuition Fee
    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the principles of Educational Technology. The program offers courses that focus on the study of integrating technology into educ more
  • 1425 W Lincoln Hwy, DeKalb, IL 60115, United States

    Electrical Engineering

    USD 28,225 Tuition Fee
    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Electrical Engineering. The program offers courses that focus on the study of mathematical and scientific pr more
  • 1425 W Lincoln Hwy, DeKalb, IL 60115, United States

    Engineering Management

    USD 28,225 Tuition Fee
    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Business Engineering. The program offers courses that focus on the study of accounting; engineering economy; more
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    English

    USD 28,225 Tuition Fee
    This program is designed to equip students with critical, practical, and analytical knowledge of the fundamentals of English. The program offers courses that focus on three major objectives; reading, writing, and litera more
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    Fine Arts

    USD 28,225 Tuition Fee

    This program offers a wide range of courses that focus on the study of art history; art theory and criticism; performing arts; 2D art; 3D art; digital art; photography, and architectural modelmaking.  

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    History

    USD 28,225 Tuition Fee
    This program is designed to equip students with comprehensive knowledge of History. The program offers courses that focus on developing an awareness of differing political, cultural, social, and economic structures in p more
  • 1425 W Lincoln Hwy, DeKalb, IL 60115, United States

    Industrial Engineering

    USD 28,225 Tuition Fee
    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Industrial Engineering. The program offers courses that focus on the study of applied mathematics; physical more
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    Management

    USD 28,225 Tuition Fee
    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of topics related to business; management; finance; economics; marketing; customers operations; communication; information technolo more
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    Mathematics

    USD 28,225 Tuition Fee
    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Mathematics. The program offers courses that focus on algebra, calculus, functional analysis, geometry, number theory, logic, to more
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    Mechanical Engineering

    USD 28,225 Tuition Fee
    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Mechanical Engineering. The program offers courses that focus on the study of the application of mathematica more
  • 1425 W Lincoln Hwy, DeKalb, IL 60115, United States

    Music

    USD 28,225 Tuition Fee
    This program is designed to equip students with the conceptual and practical knowledge of Music. The program offers courses that focus on the study of medieval, renaissance, classical, romantic, jazz, pop, and rock musi more
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    Nursing

    USD 28,225 Tuition Fee
    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Nursing. The program offers courses that focus on the study of biology, physiology, chemistry, and anatomy. The program also inc more
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    Nutrition Science

    USD 28,225 Tuition Fee
    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Nutrition Science. The program offers courses that focus on food science, microbiology, dietetics, nutrition, and clinical nutri more
  • 1425 W Lincoln Hwy, DeKalb, IL 60115, United States

    Performing Arts

    USD 28,225 Tuition Fee
    This program is designed to equip students with the conceptual and practical knowledge of Performing Arts. The program offers highly interdisciplinary courses that are delivered through a mix of practical workshops and more
  • 1425 W Lincoln Hwy, DeKalb, IL 60115, United States

    Philosophy

    USD 28,225 Tuition Fee
    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and conceptual knowledge of the fundamentals of Philosophy. The program offers courses that focus on the study of Eastern and Western philosophy, aesthetic more
  • 1425 W Lincoln Hwy, DeKalb, IL 60115, United States

    Physical Education

    USD 28,225 Tuition Fee
    This program equips students with the knowledge of exercise and physical activities that promote physical fitness. The program combines coursework that includes professional education and physical education, offering co more
  • 1425 W Lincoln Hwy, DeKalb, IL 60115, United States

    Physics

    USD 28,225 Tuition Fee
    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Physics. The program offers courses that focus on the study of matter and energy at a fundamental level using mathematics as the more
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    Political Science

    USD 28,225 Tuition Fee
    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and conceptual knowledge of the fundamentals of Political Science. The program offers courses that focus on understanding political ideas, ideologies, inst more
  • 1425 W Lincoln Hwy, DeKalb, IL 60115, United States

    Psychology

    USD 28,225 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Psychology. The program offers courses that focus on understanding and analyzing human behavior.  

  • 1425 W Lincoln Hwy, DeKalb, IL 60115, United States

    Public Affairs

    USD 28,225 Tuition Fee
    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical, conceptual, and practical knowledge of Public Affairs. The program offers courses that focus on the study of government relations; media communications; i more
  • 1425 W Lincoln Hwy, DeKalb, IL 60115, United States

    Public Health

    USD 28,225 Tuition Fee
    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Public Health. The program offers courses that focus on the study of public health biology and management, behavioral sciences, more
  • 1425 W Lincoln Hwy, DeKalb, IL 60115, United States

    Sociology

    USD 28,225 Tuition Fee
    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical, conceptual, and practical knowledge of Sociology. The program offers courses that focus on the study of family; religion; media; global development; and m more
  • 1425 W Lincoln Hwy, DeKalb, IL 60115, United States

    Spanish

    USD 28,225 Tuition Fee

    The program offers courses that develop students' Spanish conversation, reading, and compositional skills.  

  • 1425 W Lincoln Hwy, DeKalb, IL 60115, United States

    Sports

    USD 28,225 Tuition Fee
    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Sports. The program offers courses that focus on sport specific skill development; sport specific strength training; cardiovascu more
  • 1425 W Lincoln Hwy, DeKalb, IL 60115, United States

    Sports Management

    USD 28,225 Tuition Fee
    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Sports Management. The program offers courses that focus on the study of athletic management; adult fitness; and recreation lead more
  • 1425 W Lincoln Hwy, DeKalb, IL 60115, United States

    Systems Engineering

    USD 28,225 Tuition Fee
    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Systems Engineering. The program offers courses that focus on the study of the application of scientific and more
  • 1425 W Lincoln Hwy, DeKalb, IL 60115, United States

    Teaching

    USD 28,225 Tuition Fee
    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the principles of Teaching. The program offers courses that focus on the study of the design and provision of educational servic more
  • 1425 W Lincoln Hwy, DeKalb, IL 60115, United States

    Theatre

    USD 28,225 Tuition Fee
    This program is designed to equip students with the conceptual, technical and practical knowledge of the elements of Drama. The program offers courses that focus on the study of the history of theatre; dramatic literatu more

Rankings

  • SchoolApply Ranking
    SchoolApply Ranking 466
  • Forbes (USA)
    Forbes (USA) 603
  • US News (National)
    US News (National) 230

Admission Requirements

  • Minimum GPA 3.20
  • Minimum incoming TOEFL iBT 80
  • Minimum incoming IELTS 6.50

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    Established in 1895

    Other

    Northern Illinois University is among US News & World Report's Top 200 National Universities.

    The Location

    1425 W Lincoln Hwy, DeKalb, IL 60115, United States

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