Northern Illinois University

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About Us

Northern Illinois University is a general institution of higher learning studies which has a vision to be the premier student-centered, research-focused public university in the Midwest, contributing to the advancement of knowledge for the benefit of the people of the region, the state, the nation, and the world. Hence the mission is to is to promote excellence and engagement in teaching and learning, research and scholarship, creativity and artistry, and outreach and service.

Programs Offered

Undergraduate Degree Programs

Educator licensure is available. Students planning to teach in senior or junior high schools must major in a subject area.

Accountancy (B.S.)

Anthropology (B.A. and  B.S.)

Applied Management (B.S.)

Emphasis in Computer Science or Public Safety or Instructional Technology, Training and Evaluation

Art and Design

Art (B.A.)

Art and Design Education (B.S.Ed.)

Art History (B.A.)

Studio Art (B.F.A.) – Emphasis in Design and Media Arts, 2-D Studio, or 3-D Studio

Athletic Training (B.S.)

Biological Sciences (B.S.)

Business Administration (B.S.)

Chemistry (B.S.)

Emphasis in Biochemistry, Chemistry, Chemistry for Pre-Professional Students or Secondary Teaching

Communication (B.A. and B.S.)

Emphasis in Rhetoric and Public Communication or Media Studies

Communicative Disorders (B.S.)

Community Leadership & Civic Engagement (B.A. and B.S. )

Emphasis in Advocacy, Arts and Humanities, Enterprise, Environmental, or Global

Computer Science (B.S.)

Emphasis in Computational Software, Enterprise Software or Software Development

Early Childhood Education (B.S.)

Emphasis in 04 Licensure or 04 Licensure with preschool special education approval

Economics (B.A. and B.S. )

Electrical Engineering (B.S.)

Emphasis in Biomedical Engineering or Electrical and Computer Engineering

Elementary Education (B.S.Ed.)

English (B.A.)

Emphasis in English Studies or English Studies with Educator Licensure

Environmental Studies (B.A. and B.S. )


Graduate Programs


Accounting Science (M.A.S.)

Business Administration (M.B.A.)

Management Information Systems (M.S.)

Taxation (M.S.T.)



Adult and Higher Education (Ed.D.)

Adult and Higher Education (M.S.Ed.)

Counseling (M.S.Ed.)

Counselor Education and Supervision (Ed.D.)

Curriculum and Instruction (Ed.D. and M.S.Ed.)

Early Childhood Education (M.S.Ed.)

Educational Administration (Ed.D. and M.S.Ed.)

Educational Specialist in Educational Administration (Ed.S.)

Educational Psychology (Ph.D. and M.S.Ed.)

Educational Research and Evaluation (M.S.)

Elementary Education (M.S.Ed. and M.A.T. with initial educator licensure)

Foundations of Education (M.S.Ed.)

Instructional Technology (Ed.D. and M.S.Ed.)

Kinesiology and Physical Education (M.S.Ed.)

Literacy Education (M.S.Ed.)

School Business Management (M.S.Ed.)

Special Education (M.S.Ed.)

Sport Management (M.S.)


Engineering and Engineering Technology

Electrical Engineering (M.S.)

Engineering Education (M.S.T.)

Industrial and Systems Engineering (M.S.)

Industrial Management (M.S.)

Mechanical Engineering (M.S.)

Health and Human Sciences

Applied Family and Child Studies (M.S.)

Audiology (Au.D.)

Communicative Disorders (M.A.)

Family and Consumer Sciences (M.S.)

Health Education 6-12 and Middle School (M.A.T., M.S.T.)

Health Sciences (Ph.D.)

Nursing (M.S.)

Nutrition and Dietetics (M.S.)

Physical Therapy (D.P.T.)

Public Health (M.P.H.)


The Graduate School
Adams Hall
Northern Illinois University
DeKalb, IL 60115-2864 U.S.A.

(815) 753-0395 (Graduate School)
(800) 892-3050 (Toll-free number for Illinois callers only)
(815) 753-1000 (General university number)

Fax: 815-753-6366