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Northern Illinois University

Department of Philosophy

De Kalb, IL

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Northern Illinois University

Overview

Northern Illinois University / Department of Philosophy is located in De Kalb, IL.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Arts (MA)

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 14

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
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Optional

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

91
Applied
59
Accepted
12
Enrolled
65%

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 March 1st May 1st Yes
Spring deadline November 1st October 1st No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE General Test
Master's Degree Requirements Minimum GPA of 2.75, writing sample, major or minor in philosophy

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

27
Total Graduate Students
14%
International Breakout (representing other countries)
85%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 3.7%
Black or African American 3.7%
White or Caucasian 66%
American Indian or Alaska Native Not Reported
Asian 3.7%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races 11.11%
Unknown Not Reported

Gender

Male (77%)
Female (22%)

Faculty

13
Total faculty
Full-time - 12
Part-time - 1
Male (11)
Female (2)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Epistemology, philosophy of biology, animal rights, philosophy of war, international ethics
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address De Kalb, IL  60115-2854
United States
Contact Dr. David J. Buller
Chair
Email: buller@niu.edu
Phone: 815-753-6299
Fax: 815-753-6302