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Northern Illinois University

Department of Sociology

De Kalb, IL

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Northern Illinois University

Overview

Northern Illinois University / Department of Sociology 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 7

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

10
Applied
9
Accepted
4
Enrolled
90%

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 Minimum GPA of 2.75; course work in social theory, social methods, and statistics

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

15
Total Graduate Students
46%
International Breakout (representing other countries)
53%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 20%
Black or African American Not Reported
White or Caucasian 80%
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 (46%)
Female (53%)

Faculty

14
Total faculty
Full-time - 14
Part-time - 0
Male (11)
Female (3)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Welfare reform, interpersonal disputes, multicultural education, race and ethnicism, social control
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address De Kalb, IL  60115-2854
United States
Contact Dr. Mike Ezell
Acting Chair
Email: mezell@niu.edu
Phone: 815-753-1194
Fax: 815-753-6302