Northeastern Illinois University, through its College of Graduate Studies and Research and faculty, provides the resources, the facilities and the academic environment to advance learning, to foster creativity, and to nurture intellectual independence in graduate education. Graduate students pursue advanced studies and join faculty in extending knowledge through research and scholarly activities.
The College of Graduate Studies and Research offers the majority of its coursework during the late afternoon and evening hours to accommodate individuals who are pursuing a master's degree on a part-time basis. Students wishing to carry a full academic load should anticipate course scheduling limitations and plan accordingly.
At present, the College of Graduate Studies and Research offers Master's degree programs in 38 academic concentrations. All students admitted to the Master's programs are enrolled in the College of Graduate Studies and Research and governed by its policies and procedures. Graduate students, therefore, have different tuition rates, grievance procedures, and registration processing. They are eligible to apply for the teaching/research assistantships and tuition waivers available through the College and departments.