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Northern Illinois University

Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures

De Kalb, IL

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Overview

Northern Illinois University / Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures is located in De Kalb, IL.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Arts (MA) Spanish
Master of Arts (MA) French

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 2

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? Yes
Evening/weekend programs available? No
Distance learning programs available? No

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
1 Foreign Language
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Alternate accepted
Language proficiency exam

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

8
Applied
7
Accepted
5
Enrolled
88%

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
Master's Degree Requirements Interview, minimum GPA of 2.75, undergraduate major in French or Spanish

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
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

17
Total Graduate Students
70%
International Breakout (representing other countries)
29%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 58.82%
Black or African American 5.88%
White or Caucasian 35%
American Indian or Alaska Native Not Reported
Asian Not Reported
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races Not Reported
Unknown Not Reported

Gender

Male (41%)
Female (58%)

Faculty

25
Total faculty
Full-time - 25
Part-time - 0
Male (14)
Female (11)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Francophone women writers, prosodies of French and Italian, early Spanish drama, business German, history of Burmese literature
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address De Kalb, IL  60115-2854
United States
Contact Dr. Katharina Barbe
Chair
Email: kbarbe@niu.edu
Phone: 815-753-1559
Fax: 815-753-5989