Dec 07, 2021  
2020-2021 Graduate Catalog 
    
2020-2021 Graduate Catalog [NOTE!!!! THIS IS AN ARCHIVED CATALOG. FOR THE CURRENT CATALOG, GO TO CATALOG.NIU.EDU]

The Graduate School


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

Graduate Council, 2020-2021

College of Business
Kate Mantzke (ACCY), 2020-2023
Yao Zheng (FINA), 2019-2022
Thomas Ogundipe (OMIS),** 2020-2021
 
College of Education
Clayton Camic (KNPE), 2018-2021
Stacy Kelly (SEED), 2018-2021
Teresa Wasonga (LEPF), 2020-2023
Yasemin Onder (ETRA),** 2020-2021
 
College of Engineering and Engineering Technology
Mohammad Moghimi (ELE), 2020-2023
Ting Xia (MEE), 2020-2023
Amritha Narayanan (ELE),** 2020-2021
 
College of Health and Human Sciences
Hamid Bateni (AHCD), 2019-2022
Melani Duffrin (SIHP), 2020-2023
Kelly Furr (HHS),** 2020-2021
 
College of Law
Therese Arado, 2019-2022
 
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Courtney Gallaher (GEOG), 2018-2021
Jeremy Groves (ECON), 2019-2022
Anne Hanley (HIST), * 2018-2021
Scott Balcerzak (ENGL), 2020-2023
Keri Burchfield (SOCI) 2020-2023
Kevin Wu (PSYC), 2020-2023
Victor Ryzhov (CHEM),* 2019-2022 Christian Steciuch (PSYC),** 2020-2021
 
College of Visual and Performing Arts
Eric Johnson (MUSC), 2019-2022
 
University Libraries
Nestor Osorio, 2020-2021
 
Graduate School (ex officio)
Bradley Bond #
 
*Appointed at-large from graduate faculty
**Student member
#Chair
##Assistant Chair
 

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

Department of Finance

Master of Science in Finance (M.S.)

Department of Management

Department of Marketing

Master of Science in Digital Marketing (M.S.)

Department of Operations Management and Information Systems

Master of Science (M.S.)

Data Analytics

Management Information Systems
  with specializations in
  Business Analytics
  SAP and Business Enterprise Computing

College of Education

Department of Counseling and Higher Education

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

Counseling
  with specializations in
  Clinical Mental Health Counseling
  School Counseling

Higher Education and Student Affairs

Doctor of Education (Ed.D.)

Higher Education
  with specialization in
 
College Teaching
  Community College Leadership
  Higher Education Administration

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)

Counselor Education and Supervision

Department of Curriculum and  Instruction

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

with specialization in
  Elementary Education with Initial Licensure

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

Curriculum and Instruction
Literacy Education

Doctor of Education (Ed.D.)

Curriculum and Instruction
  with specializations in
    Curriculum Leadership
    Literacy Education
    Science, Social Studies, and Environmental Education Integration

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 in Athletic Training (M.S.A.T.)

Master of Science (M.S.)

Sport Management

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

Kinesiology and Physical Education
  with specialization in
  Adapted Physical Education
  Exercise Physiology
  Pedagogy and Curriculum Development in Physical Education
  Sport and Exercise Psychology

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)

Kinesiology and Physical Education

Department of Leadership, Educational Psychology and Foundations

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

Educational Administration
Educational Psychology
School Business Management

Educational Specialist (Ed.S.)

Educational Administration

Doctor of Education (Ed.D.)

Educational Leadership and Policy Studies
  with specializations in
  Educational Leadership
  Educational Policy Studies

Doctor of Philosophy

Educational Psychology

Department of Special and Early Education

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

Early Childhood Education
Special Education
  with specializations in
  Advanced Special Education Practices
  Learning Behavior Specialist I
  Orientation and Mobility
  Vision Rehabilitation Therapy
  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.)
   
         with optional specialization in
          Applied Radio Frequency (RF) Engineering

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)

         Electrical Engineering

Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering

Master of Science (M.S.)
    
          with optional specialization in
            Engineering Management

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)

          Industrial and Systems Engineering

Department of Mechanical Engineering

Master of Science (M.S.)

Doctor of Philosophy (PH.D.)

          Mechanical Engineering

Department of Engineering Technology

Master of Science (M.S.)

Industrial Management and Technology

College of Health and Human Sciences

School of Allied Health and Communicative Disorders

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

with specializations in
  Audiology
  Speech-Language Pathology

Doctor of Audiology (Au.D.)

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

School of Family and Consumer Sciences

Master of Science (M.S.)

Applied Human Development and Family Sciences
with optional specializations in
  Leadership in Aging Studies
  Marriage and Family Therapy

School of Health Studies

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

with specializations in
  Health Promotion
  Health Services Management

Master of Science (M.S.)

         Nutrition and Dietetics

School of Interdisciplinary Health Professions

Master of Science (M.S.)

Health Sciences
Rehabilitation Counseling

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)

Health Sciences

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 Anthropology

Master of Arts (M.A.)

Department of Biological Sciences

Master of Science (M.S.)

with optional specializations in
  Bioinformatics
  Biology Teaching
  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 optional specialization in
Nanoscience

Department of Communication

Master of Arts (M.A.)
    Communication Studies

Department of Computer Science

Master of Science (M.S.)

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)

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 Geographic and Atmospheric Sciences

Master of Science (M.S.)
    Geography

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)
    Geography

Department of Geology and Environmental Geosciences

Master of Science (M.S.)

     Geology

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.)

       Mathematics

with specializations 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 specializations in
  Applied Physics
  Basic Physics
  Physics Teaching

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)

with optional specialization in
  Nanoscience

Department of Political Science

Master of Arts (M.A.)

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)

Department of Psychology

Master of Arts (M.A.)

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)

Department of Public Administration

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

Department of Sociology

Master of Arts (M.A.)

with optional specialization in
  Criminology

Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science

Master of Science
       
          Statistics

Department of World Languages and Cultures

Master of Arts (M.A.)

World Languages and Cultures – Spanish and Hispanic Studies

College of Visual and Performing Arts

School of Art and Design

Master of Arts (M.A.)

with specializations in
  Art History Research
  Art History Teaching at the Two-Year College Level
  Studio Art

Master of Science (M.S.)

with specialization in
  Art and Design Education

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

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)

Art and Design Education

School of Music

Master of Music (M.M.)
     with specializations in
       Music Education
       Performance
       Individualized Study

Performer’s Certificate

School of Theatre and Dance

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

Theatre Arts

with specializations in
  Acting
  Design and Technology

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
Latin American 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
Advanced Qualitative Methodology in Education
Advanced Quantitative Methodology in Education
Advanced Study in Accountancy
Advanced Study in Accounting Analytics
Applied Statistics
Art History
Assistive Technology Instructional Specialist for People with Visual Impairments
Behavior Analyst
Bioinformatics
College Teaching
Curricular and Pedagogical Practices in Social Justice Education
Data Analytics Using SAS Software-SAS Joint Certificate Program
Data Science for Business
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
Enterprise Management Using SAP Software
Entrepreneurship
Facilities Management
Family and Child Development
Finance
Financial Engineering
Financial Risk Management
FinTech
Foreign Language Instructional Technology
Foundation of Accountancy
Foundations of Education and Policy Studies
Geographic Information Analysis
Gerontology
Health Professions Education
Higher Education Administration
Homeland Security
Industrial Control 
Integrated Manufacturing Systems
Interdisciplinary Study of Language and Literacy
International Business
Latin American Studies
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
Mobile Programming
Museum Studies
Postsecondary Developmental Literacy and Language Instruction
Public Management
Quality Control
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
Teaching English as a Second Language and Bilingual Education
Technical Writing
Trauma-Informed Counseling
User Experience (UX) and Learning Analytics
VLSI Design
Women’s and Gender Studies
Workplace Learning and Performance
World Languages and Cultures – French and Francophone Studies
World Languages and Cultures – German Studies
World Languages and Cultures – Spanish and Hispanic Studies

 

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