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Northern Illinois University

College of Education

De Kalb, IL

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Overview

Northern Illinois University / College of Education is located in De Kalb, IL, in a small setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Doctor of Education (Ed D)
Specialist in Education (Ed S)
Master of Science (MS)
Master of Science in Education (MS Ed)

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 359
Doctoral Degrees 62
Other Advanced Degrees 20

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? Yes
Evening/weekend programs available? Yes
Distance learning programs available? Yes
Terminal master's degree available? Yes

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test or MAT
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Optional
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test or MAT
Thesis Required
Candidacy exam, dissertation defense
Other Advanced Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Optional

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

415
Applied
321
Accepted
168
Enrolled
77%

Applying

40
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?
Yes
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline June 1st May 1st No
Spring deadline November 1st October 1st No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE General Test or MAT
Master's Degree Requirements Minimum GPA of 2.75
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General Test or MAT
Doctoral Degree Requirements Minimum GPA of 2.75 (undergraduate), 3.2 (graduate)
Additional Entrance Requirements Master's degree; minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.75, graduate 3.2

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 550

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Types of financial support available Fellowships
Research Assistantships
Teaching Assistantships
Scholarship and/or loans

Student Body

1,176
Total Graduate Students
72%
International Breakout (representing other countries)
27%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 7.14%
Black or African American 11.48%
White or Caucasian 70%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.17%
Asian 2.47%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races 2.89%
Unknown 0.43%

Gender

Male (31%)
Female (68%)

Faculty

115
Total faculty
Full-time - 110
Part-time - 5
Male (46)
Female (69)

Location & Contact

Address De Kalb, IL  60115-2854
United States
Contact Laurie Elish-Piper
Dean
Phone: 815-753-1949
Fax: 851-753-2100