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Graduate Programs


We have partnered with various departments and programs on campus to guarantee admission into specific NIU graduate programs. This benefit allows you to pursue an enhanced academic program at the undergraduate level and then seamlessly transition into graduate work.

Political Science

A select number of seats in the Political Science accelerated B.S. or B.A./M.A. is exclusively for University Honors Program students. This means as an Honors student you're eligible for guaranteed admission if you meet the entrance requirements.

Are you interested in furthering your education beyond your undergraduate degree and taking advantage of this opportunity? Speak with an Honors advisor or contact the Department of Political Science at

Kinesiology and Physical Education

The Department of Kinesiology and Physical Education has reserved seats in the M.S.Ed. in Kinesiology and Physical Education and M.S. in Sport Management programs exclusively for University Honors. This means as an honors student, you are eligible for guaranteed admission! Talk to an Honors advisor or the Department of Kinesiology and Physical Education.