The Graduate College


Providing excellence in graduate education

About Us


Northeastern Illinois University, as a public comprehensive university with locations throughout Chicago, provides an exceptional environment for learning, teaching, and scholarship. We prepare a diverse community of students for leadership and service in our region and in a dynamic multicultural world.

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, to pursue creative and scholarly endeavors.


Northeastern Illinois University will be a leader among metropolitan universities, known for its dedication to its urban mission, for the quality of its programs, for the success of its graduates, and for the diversity of its learning environment.

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.