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Northern Illinois University

Overview

Northern Illinois University / School of Art is located in De Kalb, IL.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Science (MS)
Master of Arts (MA)
Master of Fine Arts (MFA)

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 21

Earning Your Degree

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

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Varies
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required for some
Show or project

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

44
Applied
28
Accepted
7
Enrolled
64%

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 March 1st No
Spring deadline March 1st March 1st No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE General Test
Master's Degree Requirements Minimum GPA of 2.75, portfolio

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

Student Body

73
Total Graduate Students
43%
International Breakout (representing other countries)
56%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 8.22%
Black or African American 2.74%
White or Caucasian 76%
American Indian or Alaska Native Not Reported
Asian 2.74%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races 2.74%
Unknown 1.37%

Gender

Male (26%)
Female (73%)

Faculty

37
Total faculty
Full-time - 36
Part-time - 1
Male (21)
Female (16)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Art education, portfolio assessment, central European design history, relationship between modern art and industrialism
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address De Kalb, IL  60115-2854
United States
Contact John Siblik
Director
Email: jsiblik@niu.edu
Phone: 815-753-7850
Fax: 815-753-7701