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Northern Illinois University

Overview

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

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Music (MM)
(Performer's Certificate)

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 44
Other Advanced Degrees 5

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 Comp Exam Required
Thesis Optional
Recital or project
Other Advanced Degrees Recitals

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

86
Applied
47
Accepted
25
Enrolled
55%

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 April 1st May 1st No
Spring deadline November 1st October 1st No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Requirements Minimum GPA of 2.75, appropriate bachelor's degree, audition, interview
Additional Entrance Requirements Minimum GPA of 2.75 (undergraduate), 3.2 (graduate); audition

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

60
Total Graduate Students
36%
International Breakout (representing other countries)
63%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 5%
Black or African American 6.67%
White or Caucasian 46%
American Indian or Alaska Native Not Reported
Asian 3.33%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races Not Reported
Unknown Not Reported

Gender

Male (58%)
Female (41%)

Faculty

47
Total faculty
Full-time - 33
Part-time - 14
Male (41)
Female (6)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Impact of music on urban children and acquisition of language skills, music in seventeenth-century Madrid, Finnish music and culture, jazz studies
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address De Kalb, IL  60115-2854
United States
Contact Dr. Janet Hathaway
Director
Email: jhathaway@niu.edu
Phone: 815-753-1551
Fax: 815-753-1759