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About the College of Graduate Studies and Research

We support and encourage learning, research, training, faculty development, community service, and involvement in professional organizations. Northeastern is a leader among metropolitan universities, known for its dedication to its urban mission, the quality of its programs, the success of its graduates, and the diversity of its learning environment.

Our Programs

We offer 50 graduate and post-baccalaureate programs. Whether you’re seeking a master’s degree or certification, our programs will meet your needs. Our small class sizes allow for quality interaction with faculty and students.

Graduate programs are housed in Northeastern’s three Colleges:

  • The College of Arts and Sciences offers 17 master’s degrees in a variety of academic and career-oriented disciplines. These graduate programs provide a sound foundation for further graduate or professional studies and prepare students for careers in their chosen fields.
  • The College of Business and Management offers the Master of Business Administration and the Master of Science in Accounting. Students develop effective leadership and management skills to succeed in an increasingly global market.
  • The College of Education has a strong reputation for training teachers in the Chicago area. Accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education, it offers 19 master’s degrees in a variety of teaching disciplines.

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Financial Aid & Funding Opportunities

The College of Graduate Studies and Research, along with the Financial Aid Office, will help you with finding and applying for funding that is right for you. The idea of paying for college may seem daunting, but we offer many resources to help pay for your education, including federal, state, local and private funding opportunities.

In addition, the College offers assistantships to qualified graduate student applicants. These varied assistantships pay for tuition and provide a modest stipend. Recipients of this award are required to work 20 hours per week assisting a department or faculty research.

We also offer the Graduate Merit Tuition Scholarship, as well as other merit-based and departmental scholarships for qualified students.


Flexible Scheduling

At Northeastern, we understand the ambitions, challenges and successes of pursuing a graduate degree. Whether you’re attending part-time or full-time, we will help you create a plan that fits your goals. We offer flexible course schedules with afternoon and evening hours to help with managing work, family and life.

Northeastern has four campus locations and select hybrid classes, providing the opportunity to build a course plan that allows you to complete your degree. Visit our main campus, the Carruthers Center for Inner City Studies, El Centro and University Center of Lake County.


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Graduate Admission Process

Graduate Open House

Our Spring Graduate Open House will take place on March 26, 2015. Faculty, program advisors and staff from the Colleges will be available to answer your questions.

Contact Graduate Admissions

With any questions regarding admissions process and/or specific program information, please email graduateadmissions@neiu.edu or call us at (773) 442-6001.

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