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Choice & Flexibility

Northeastern Illinois University provides its graduate students with excellent choices from over 50 master’s degree and post-baccalaureate non-degree programs in a variety of disciplines: business, education, liberal and fine arts, and physical and social sciences.
  • Northeastern is distinguished for its high quality, affordable graduate education.
  • Classes are conveniently offered during the late afternoon and evening hours to accommodate working professionals.
  • Students experience quality interactions with our esteemed faculty in small classroom settings
  • Students may attend either full time or part time.
  • Classes are offered at the Main Campus, El Centro campus, the Carruthers Center, and the University Center of Lake County.
  • The Teacher Licensure Program is an option that enables individuals with college degrees to obtain an Illinois teacher license.
  • Students may apply as “non-degree seeking” without formal admission to a specific degree program.

Our Mission

The College of Graduate Studies and Research at Northeastern Illinois University is committed to the development of scholars and leaders through outstanding graduate and post-baccalaureate programs that require students to master critical thinking and analysis, to integrate theory and practice, and to pursue creative and scholarly endeavors.

Our Vision

The College of Graduate Studies and Research at Northeastern Illinois University will prepare leaders representing diverse backgrounds and experiences to serve the needs of the global community. To advance student success, the College of Graduate Studies and Research will support research, training, faculty development, community service, and involvement in professional organizations.

Why Northeastern?

  • A fully accredited public university serving more than 10,000 students in the Chicago area with an affordable, high-quality academic experience
  • A population richly diverse in ethnicity, culture, age and language
  • Faculty who are dedicated to excellence in instruction, research and public service
  • More than 80 undergraduate and graduate programs in the arts, sciences, education and business
  • A leader in the development of special programs for adult learners and innovative non-traditional education alternatives
  • Exchange programs and study experiences in several international locations
  • Opportunities to integrate classroom instruction with field-based learning, research and service
  • A wealth of student organizations and cultural events
  • Founded in 1867 as a teacher training institution
  • Main 67-acre campus serves more than 11,000 commuter students and is located in a residential neighborhood on the Northwest Side of Chicago
  • Among the most affordable public universities in Illinois with full-time graduate tuition cost of approximately $3,281 per semester for Illinois residents
  • Ranked the most ethnically diverse public university in the Midwest by U.S. News & World Reports
    • 42% Caucasian
    • 29% Hispanic
    • 10% African American
    • 9% Asian
    • 10% Other

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