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Join our diverse community of students to offer leadership and service in the region and the world. Through our programs, you can master critical thinking and analysis, integrate theory and practice, and pursue creative and scholarly goals.

Northeastern Illinois University 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. We support research, training, faculty development, community service, and involvement in professional organizations.

The College of Graduate Studies and Research offers outstanding graduate and post-baccalaureate programs. Graduate courses, including those leading to a State of Illinois Principal Endorsement, are available at three of our Chicagoland campuses: the Northeastern main campus, the University Center of Lake County, and the Carruthers Center for Inner City Studies.

Choose from over 50 master's degree and post-baccalaureate  programs in a variety of disciplines. 

If you are interested in pursuing a master’s degree on a part-time basis through afternoon, evening or weekend classes, we can accommodate you. We also offer certificate programs and opportunities for non-degree study.

As a graduate student at Northeastern you’ll be eligible to apply for teaching/research assistantships and tuition scholarships available through the College and many departments.

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