Graduate Programs Overview

Northern Illinois University is a Public, 4 or more years school located in Dekalb, Illinois. It offers graduate degree programs as well as undergraduate degree programs. For academic year 2020-2021 the graduate school tuition & fees are $11,086 for Illinois residents and $11,086 for other students in average.

It offers ninety graduate programs: 62 Master's, 25 Doctorate, 3 Post-Master's programs. Some of those programs are offered by distance learning. 1,179 students have been conferred Master's degree and 225 students have received Doctorate degree last year.
Graduate Programs Key Facts
School NameNorthern Illinois University
TypePublic, 4 or more years
Address1425 W. Lincoln Hwy., Dekalb, IL
Graduate School Students4,492 students
1,284 students enrolled online exclusively
Tuition & Fees (2020-2021)In-State$11,086
Out-of-State$11,086
Student to Faculty16:1 (6.25%)
Number of Offered Graduate ProgramsTotal 90 Graduate Programs
62 Master's, 3 Doctorate, 3 Post graduate certificates

2021 Graduate Program Tuition & Fees

The following table and chart describe 2020-2021 graduate tuition & fees at Northern Illinois University with tuition changes over the last 5 years. Each cost is an average amount over the offered programs. For Illinois residents, the tuition & fees are $11,086 and $11,086 for non-Illinois residents. The tuition per credit hours for part-time students (or full-time students who taking extra credits) is $492.
2021 COATuition Trends
2021 Graduate School Tuition, Fees, and Living Costs
In-StateOut-of-State
Tuition$8,858$8,858
Fees$2,228$2,228
Cost per Credit$492$492
Books & Supplies$1,300
Room & Board$10,880 (On-Campus) / $10,880 (Off-Campus)
Personal Expenses$2,870 (On-Campus) / $2,870 (Off-Campus)
On-Campus Total$26,136$26,136
Off-Campus Total$26,136$26,136
Graduate Program Tuition Changes (2017-2021)
2016-20172017-20182018-20192019-20202020-2021
In-State$13,839$13,982$14,407$11,280$11,086
Out-of-State$22,407$22,551$14,407$11,280$11,086

Graduate Programs By Area of Study

Northern Illinois University offers Masters, Doctorate, Post-Master's Certificate graduate degree/certificate programs through 264 major areas - 61 Master's (2 online programs), 23 Doctorate , 2 Post-Master'. The following table summarizes the total number of completers by degree and gender.
Total Number of Conferred Graduate Degree
Master'sDoctorate Post-Bachelor'sPost-Master's
Total1,179225-18
Men546107-8
Women633118-10
Below, you can check major programs and concentration for each area of study with offered degrees and completers. ONLINE denotes the program offered by distance learning (online degree). You may want to see all graduate schools offering a major program by following the link on the title of the program.
Communication and Journalism
Computer And Information Sciences
Education
Engineering
Engineering Technology
Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics
Work and Family Studies
English Language And Literature
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Mathematics And Statistics
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, And Fitness Studies
Philosophy And Religious Studies
Physical Sciences
Psychology
Human Services
Social Sciences
Visual And Performing Arts
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences
Business
History
Education
Visual And Performing Arts
Education
English Language And Literature
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Mathematics And Statistics
Physical Sciences
Psychology
Social Sciences
Visual And Performing Arts
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences
History
Legal Studies
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences
Communication and Journalism
Computer And Information Sciences
Education
Engineering
Engineering Technology
Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics
Work and Family Studies
English Language And Literature
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Mathematics And Statistics
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, And Fitness Studies
Philosophy And Religious Studies
Physical Sciences
Psychology
Human Services
Social Sciences
Visual And Performing Arts
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences
Business
History
Education
Visual And Performing Arts
Education
English Language And Literature
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Mathematics And Statistics
Physical Sciences
Psychology
Social Sciences
Visual And Performing Arts
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences
History
Legal Studies
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences

Graduate Student Population

Total 16,769 students enrolled in Northern Illinois University including both undergraduate and graduate programs, with full-time and part-time status. In graduate schools, 4,492 students are enrolled to earn graduate degrees. By gender, it has 1,874 male and 2,618 female graduate students. By attending status, there are 1,896 full-time and 2,596 part-time students in graduate schools. It offers online degree programs and 1,284 students enrolled to earn their graduate degree through online exclusively and 655 students are taking some online graduate courses.
Graduate Students Gender Distribution
Total4,492
Men Students1,874
Women Students2,618
Graduate Students Attending Status Distribution
Total4,492
Full-time Students1,896
Part-time Students2,596
By race/ethnicity 2,700 White, 338 Black, and 225 Asian students are attending at Northern Illinois University. The detail graduate enrollment distribution by race is shown in the below chart.
Graduate Students Race Distribution
Total4,492
American Indian /
Native American
3
Asian225
Black338
Hispanic510
Native Hawaiian /
Other Pacific Islander
1
White2,700
Two or more races105
Un-Known48
Distance learning, also called online education, is very attractive to students, especially those who want to continue education and work in the field. At Northern Illinois University, 1,284 students are enrolled exclusively in online courses and 655 students are enrolled in some online courses.
Graduate Distance Learning Enrollment Distribution
Total Enrollment4,492
Enrolled Exclusively in Online Courses1,284
Enrolled in Some But Not All Online Courses655
Not Enrolled In Any Online Courses2,553
Graduate Distance Learning Enrollment By Student Location
Enrolled Exclusively in Online Courses1,284
Illinois Resident1,109
Other State In U.S.175
Outside of U.S.0



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