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    Northern Illinois University
   
 
  Sep 23, 2017
 
 
    
2016-2017 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

The Graduate School


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Vice President for Research and Graduate Studies:
Dean of the Graduate School and Associate Vice President for Graduate Studies: Bradley Bond, Ph.D.

Graduate Council, 2016-2017

Sinclair Bell, College of Visual and Performing Arts
Gregory Beyer, College of Visual and Performing Arts
Bradley Bond, dean of the Graduate School
Wendy Bostwick, College of Health and Human Sciences
Jeanine Clark Bremer, College of Education
Therese Clarke Arado, College of Law
Tejasvi Diccar, College of Health and Human Sciences
Elizabeth Gaillard, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Courtney Gallaher, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Charles Gowen, College of Business
Beatrix Hoffman, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Steven Howell, College of Education
Ryan James, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Holly Jones, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Carrie Kortegast, College of Education
Kevin Luginbill, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Pradip Majumdar, College of Engineering and Engineering Technology
Kate Mantzke, College of Business
Samantha Menezes, College of Health and Human Sciences
Janet Olson, College of Health and Human Sciences
Nestor Osorio, University Libraries
Nishitha Polala, College of Engineering and Engineering Technology
Alan Polansky, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Thomas Smith, College of Education
Alexander Weier, College of Business
Mark Van Wienen, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Elizabeth Wilkins, College of Education
Yurong “Ria” Yang, College of Visual and Performing Arts

Graduate Programs

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The graduate degrees and Performer’s Certificate offered by the university are listed below by the name of the college and of the department or school in which that degree program is housed. See “Directory for Correspondence” in the following section to ascertain to whom inquiries should be directed and from whom additional information may be sought.

Graduate School

Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.)
     (See individual departments for specializations.)
Master of Science in Teaching (M.S.T.)
     (See individual departments for specializations.)

College of Business

Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.)

Department of Accountancy

Master of Accounting Science (M.A.S.)
Master of Science in Taxation (M.S.T.)

Department of Finance

Master of Science (M.S.)

Financial Risk Management

Department of Management

Department of Marketing

Department of Operations Management and Information Systems

Master of Science (M.S.)

Management Information Systems

College of Education

Department of Counseling, Adult and Higher Education

Master of Science in Education (M.S.Ed.)

Adult and Higher Education
Counseling

Doctor of Education (Ed.D.)

Adult and Higher Education

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)

Counselor Education and Supervision

Department of Educational Technology, Research andAssessment

Master of Science (M.S.)

Educational Research and Evaluation

Master of Science in Education (M.S.Ed.)

Instructional Technology

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)

Instructional Technology

Department of Kinesiology and Physical Education

Master of Science (M.S.)

Sport Management

Master of Science in Education (M.S.Ed.)

Physical Education
with or without specialization in
Adapted Physical Education
Exercise Physiology/Fitness Leadership
Pedagogy and Curriculum Development in Physical Education

Department of Leadership, Educational Psychology and Foundations

Master of Science in Education (M.S.Ed.)

Curriculum and Instruction
Educational Administration
Educational Psychology
Foundations of Education
School Business Management

Educational Specialist (Ed.S.)

Educational Administration

Doctor of Education (Ed.D.)

Curriculum and Instruction
Educational Administration

Doctor of Philosophy

Educational Psychology

Department of Literacy and Elementary Education

Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.)

with specicalization in
Elementary Education

Master of Science in Education (M.S.Ed.)

Elementary Education
Literacy Education

Doctor of Education (Ed.D.)

Curriculum and Instruction
with specialization in

Literacy Education

Department of Special and Early Education

Master of Science in Education (M.S.Ed.)

Early Childhood Education
Special Education
with specialization in
Advanced Special Education Practices
Vision Rehabilitation Therapy
Early Childhood Special Education
Learning Behavior Specialist I
Orientation and Mobility
Visual Impairments

College of Engineering and Engineering Technology

Master of Science in Teaching (M.S.T.)

with specialization in
Engineering Education

Department of Electrical Engineering

Master of Science (M.S.)

Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering

Master of Science (M.S.)

Department of Mechanical Engineering

Master of Science (M.S.)

Department of Technology

Master of Science (M.S.)

Industrial Management

College of Health and Human Sciences

 

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)
      Health

School of Allied Health and Communicative Disorders

Master of Arts (M.A.) in Communicative Disorders

with specialization in
Audiology
Speech-Language Pathology

Master of Science (M.S.) in Rehabilitation Counseling

Doctor of Audiology (Au.D.)

Doctor of Physical Therapy (D.P.T.)

School of Family, Consumer, and Nutrition Sciences

Master of Science (M.S.)

Applied Family and Child Studies
with or without specialization in
Marriage and Family Therapy
Nutrition and Dietetics

Family and Consumer Sciences
with specializations in
Apparel Studies
Family and Consumer Sciences Education

School of Health Studies

Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.)

with specialization in
Health Education, 6-12 and Middle School

Master of Public Health (M.P.H.)

with specialization in
Health Promotion
Health Services Management

Master of Science in Teaching (M.S.T.)

with specialization in
Health Education, 6-12 and Middle School

Department of Military Science

School of Nursing

Master of Science (M.S.)

Nursing

with specializations in
Adult-Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist
Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner
Family Nurse Practitioner
Nursing Education

Doctor of Nursing Practice (D.N.P.)

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

School of Public and Global Affairs

Department of Political Science

Master of Arts (M.A.)

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)

Department of Public Administration

Master of Public Administration (M.P.A.)

with specialization in
Fiscal Administration
Local Government Management
Nonprofit Management
Strategic Public Management and Leadership

Department of Anthropology

Master of Arts (M.A.)

Department of Biological Sciences

Master of Science (M.S.)

with or without specialization in
Bioinformatics
Human Anatomical Sciences

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)

Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

Master of Science (M.S.)
Chemistry
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)
Chemistry

with or without specialization in
Nanoscience

Department of Communication

Master of Arts (M.A.)
Communication Studies

Department of Computer Science

Master of Science (M.S.)

Department of Economics

Master of Arts (M.A.)

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)

Department of English

Master of Arts (M.A.)

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)

Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures

Master of Arts (M.A.)

Foreign Languages
with specialization in
French
Spanish

Department of Geography

Master of Science (M.S.)

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)

Department of Geology and Environmental Geosciences

Master of Science (M.S.)
     Geology

Master of Science in Teaching (M.S.T.)

with specialization in
Geoscience Education

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)
     Geology

Department of History

Master of Arts (M.A.)

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)

Department of Mathematical Sciences

Master of Science (M.S.)

Applied Probability and Statistics
Mathematics

with specialization in
Applied Mathematics
Computational Mathematics
Mathematics Education
Pure Mathematics

Master of Science in Teaching (M.S.T.)

with specialization in
Middle School Mathematics Education

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)

Department of Philosophy

Master of Arts (M.A.)

Department of Physics

Master of Science (M.S.)

with specialization in
Applied Physics
Basic Physics
Physics Teaching

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)

with or without specialization in
Nanoscience

Department of Psychology

Master of Arts (M.A.)

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)

Department of Sociology

Master of Arts (M.A.)

with or without specialization in
Criminology

College of Visual and Performing Arts

School of Art and Design

Master of Arts (M.A.)

with specialization in
Art History
Studio Art

Master of Science (M.S.)

with specialization in
Art Education

Master of Fine Arts (M.F.A.)

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)

Art Education

School of Music

Master of Music (M.M.)

Performer’s Certificate

School of Theatre and Dance

Master of Fine Arts (M.F.A.)

Theatre Arts

with specialization in
Acting
Design and Technology
Directing

Graduate Concentrations and Certificates of Graduate Study

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Graduate Concentrations

A concentration is a course of study, typically interdisciplinary, linked to the pursuit of a specific graduate degree. Completion of the requirements for a concentration will result in an appropriate notation on the student’s academic record.

See “Directory for Correspondence” in the following section to ascertain to whom inquiries should be directed and from whom additional information may be sought.

The concentrations offered by the university are listed below.

Biochemistry or Biophysics
Historical Administration
Latin American Studies
Southeast Asian Studies

Certificates of Graduate Study

A certificate of graduate study is a course of study, not linked to the pursuit of a degree, consisting of a coherent set of courses, fewer than for a major, addressing a specific theme. Completion of the requirements for a certificate of graduate study will result in an appropriate notation on the student’s academic record.

See “Directory for Correspondence” in the following section to ascertain to whom inquiries should be directed and from whom additional information may be sought.

The certificates of graduate study offered by the university are listed below.

Adapted Physical Education
Adult Education
Advanced Qualitative Methodology in Education
Advanced Quantitative Methodology in Education
Advanced Teaching Practices
Applied Mechanics
Applied Statistics
Art History
Assistive Technology Specialist
Behavior Analyst
Behavior Intervention Specialist
Bioinformatics
Business Analytics Using SAP Software
CAD/CAM/CAE
Career Development
Children’s and Young Adult Literature/Media
College Teaching
Curricular and Pedagogical Practices in Social Justice Education
Curriculum Adaptations Specialist
Digital Image Processing
Digital Signal Processing
Digital Systems 
Director of Special Education
Distance Education
Eating Disorders and Obesity
Education in English Language Arts
Elementary Mathematics Teaching
Entrepreneurship
Environmental Education
Environmental Health and Safety
Facilities Management
Family and Child Development
Family Nurse Practitioner
Finance
Financial Engineering
Foreign Language Instructional Technology
Foundation of Accountancy
Foundations of Education and Policy Studies
Geographic Information Analysis
German Language, Literature, and Culture
Gerontology
Health Education
Healthcare Policy and Management
Higher Education
Homeland Security
Industrial Control 
Industrial Project Management
Industrial Workplace Design Systems
Innovative Teaching with Common Core Standards in Elementary Education
Integrated Manufacturing Systems
Integrated Systems Engineering
Interdisciplinary Study of Language and Literacy
International Business
Law and Women’s and Gender Studies
Leadership in Aging Services
Lean Six Sigma
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Studies
Logistics
Management Information Systems 
Managerial Leadership
Medical Family Therapy and Counseling
Middle School Literacy
Mobile Programming
Multiple Disabilities Specialist
Museum Studies
Nursing Education
Outdoor Education
Postsecondary Developmental Literacy and Language Instruction
Problem-Based Learning in Educational Psychology
Public Health
Public Management
Quality Control of Manufacturing Processes
Response to Intervention
Semiconductor Devices
Semiconductor Fabrication
Simulation, Modeling and Data Analysis
Southeast Asian Studies
Spanish Language, Literature, and Culture
Sport and Exercise Psychology
Sport Management
Strategic Marketing
Systems Management
Teaching English as a Second Language and Bilingual Education
Technical Logistics
Technical Writing
Thermal, Fluid, and Energy Systems
Traffic Safety Education
Trauma-Informed Counseling
Vibration, Robotics, and Control Systems
VLSI Design
Women’s and Gender Studies
Workplace Learning and Performance

 

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