About the College of Graduate Studies and Research
We support and encourage learning, research, training, faculty development, community service, and involvement in professional organizations. At Northeastern, we are a diverse community committed to excellence and the highest quality of learning, teaching, scholarship, and service. We strive to empower our students to “Learn in the city. Lead in the world.”
One of our recent points of excellence has been attaining accreditation by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) for our College of Business and Management. This distinction elevates Northeastern to an elite category of the top 5 percent of business programs in the world. This newest accreditation is our seventh for our colleges.
Join us on Wednesday, September 28, 2016 for the Fall Graduate Open House. Find out why Northeastern Illinois University has been ranked 6thBest Investment among colleges, and how our graduate programs can take you to the next step in your future.
At the Graduate Open House you will be able to:
- Speak to faculty and advisors from more than 50 graduate programs.
- Hear firsthand from graduate students about studying at Northeastern Illinois University.
- Learn about financial aid, scholarship and assistantship opportunities.
- Find out how to apply for admission to begin as early as Spring 2017.
We offer over 50 graduate and post-baccalaureate programs. Whether you’re seeking a master’s degree or certification, our programs will meet your needs. Our small class sizes allow for quality interaction with faculty and students.
Graduate programs are housed in Northeastern’s three Colleges:
- The College of Arts and Sciences offers 17 master’s degrees in a variety of academic and career-oriented disciplines. These graduate programs provide a sound foundation for further graduate or professional studies and prepare students for careers in their chosen fields.
- The College of Business and Management offers the Master of Business Administration and the Master of Science in Accounting. Students develop effective leadership and management skills to succeed in an increasingly global market.
- The College of Education has a strong reputation for training teachers in the Chicago area. Accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education, it offers 19 master’s degrees in a variety of teaching disciplines.
Financial Aid & Funding Opportunities
The College of Graduate Studies and Research, along with the Financial Aid Office, will help you with finding and applying for funding that is right for you. The idea of paying for college may seem daunting, but we offer many resources to help pay for your education, including federal, state, local and private funding opportunities.
In addition, the College offers assistantships to qualified graduate student applicants. These varied assistantships pay for tuition and provide a modest stipend. Recipients of this award are required to work 20 hours per week assisting a department or faculty research.
We also offer the Graduate Merit Tuition Scholarship, as well as other merit-based and departmental scholarships for qualified students.
At Northeastern, we understand the ambitions, challenges and successes of pursuing a graduate degree. Whether you’re attending part-time or full-time, we will help you create a plan that fits your goals. We offer flexible course schedules with afternoon and evening hours to help with managing work, family and life.
Northeastern has four campus locations and select hybrid classes, providing the opportunity to build a course plan that allows you to complete your degree. Visit our main campus, the Carruthers Center for Inner City Studies, El Centro and University Center of Lake County.
Contact Graduate Admissions
With any questions regarding admissions process and/or specific program information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at (773) 442-6001.