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Northern Illinois University

Department of Political Science

De Kalb, IL

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Northern Illinois University

Overview

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

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Arts (MA)
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 47
Doctoral Degrees 5

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? Yes
Evening/weekend programs available? Yes
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
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Thesis Required
Candidacy exam, dissertation defense

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

26
Applied
17
Accepted
8
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, 9 hours of course work in political science
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General Test
Doctoral Degree Requirements Minimum GPA of 2.75 (undergraduate), 3.2 (graduate); undergraduate major in related field

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

39
Total Graduate Students
51%
International Breakout (representing other countries)
48%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 5.13%
Black or African American Not Reported
White or Caucasian 46%
American Indian or Alaska Native Not Reported
Asian 2.56%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races 2.56%
Unknown Not Reported

Gender

Male (64%)
Female (35%)

Faculty

32
Total faculty
Full-time - 24
Part-time - 8
Male (25)
Female (7)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Terrorism and dynamics of trade, U.S. foreign policy, political economy of development, biopolitical theory, women and politics
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address De Kalb, IL  60115-2854
United States
Contact Dr. Scott Schraufnagel
Chair/Director, Graduate Studies
Email: sschrauf@niu.edu
Phone: 815-753-7046
Fax: 815-753-6302