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About the Graduate School


Since 1951, Northern Illinois University has offered programs of study leading to graduate degrees. Currently, more than 6,000 graduate students pursue graduate study in over 100 majors and specializations.

Northern Illinois University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching classifies NIU as a High Research Activity University