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Northern Illinois University

Department of Geology and Environmental Geosciences

De Kalb, IL

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Overview

Northern Illinois University / Department of Geology and Environmental Geosciences is located in De Kalb, IL.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Science (MS)
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 17
Doctoral Degrees 1

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? Yes
Evening/weekend programs available? No
Distance learning programs available? No
Terminal master's degree available? Yes

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Optional
Research seminar
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Thesis Required
Candidacy exam, dissertation defense, internship, research seminar

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

28
Applied
16
Accepted
7
Enrolled
57%

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 Bachelor's degree in engineering or science, minimum GPA of 2.75
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General Test
Doctoral Degree Requirements Bachelor's or master's degree in engineering or science, minimum graduate GPA of 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
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

29
Total Graduate Students
34%
International Breakout (representing other countries)
65%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 3.45%
Black or African American Not Reported
White or Caucasian 75%
American Indian or Alaska Native Not Reported
Asian 3.45%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races 10.34%
Unknown Not Reported

Gender

Male (65%)
Female (34%)

Faculty

12
Total faculty
Full-time - 11
Part-time - 1
Male (10)
Female (2)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Micropaleontology, environmental geochemistry, glacial geology, igneous petrology, statistical analyses of fracture networks
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address De Kalb, IL  60115-2854
United States
Contact Dr. Mark Fischer
Chair
Email: mfischer@niu.edu
Phone: 815-753-0523
Fax: 815-753-1945