Overview of Graduate School at NIU

Why NIU?

Each year, NIU welcomes hundreds of graduate students from around the world to our vibrant campus community. We invite you to join us. Explore our wide range of graduate degrees and certificates. Our programs will advance your education and your career, and you'll have outstanding opportunities for research, innovation and hands-on learning.

Nationally Ranked

Our university and individual programs of study rank nationally year after year. NIU 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.


Graduate Program Options

More than 80 graduate degree programs across six colleges. Graduate certificates in over 65 courses of study. And one bright future. Explore our programs to see how we can shape your tomorrow.


Graduate Students

Approximately 3800 graduate students from the United States and abroad are enrolled an NIU.

Back to top