Graduate Programs

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We have partnered with various departments and programs on campus to guarantee admission into specific NIU graduate programs. This benefit allows you to pursue an enhanced academic program at the undergraduate level and then seamlessly transition into graduate work.

All current University Honors Program students can apply to have their $60 graduate school application fee reimbursed for the following select programs. To apply, visit AcademicWorks and search for the University Honors Program Graduate Application Scholarship.

The Department of Accountancy guarantees admission in the Master of Accountancy program for University Honors students who are graduating with an undergraduate degree in a discipline other than accounting. This program qualifies you to be eligible to sit for the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) exam in Illinois.

To learn how to expand career options available to you, speak with an Honors advisor or the Department of Accountancy at accy@niu.edu

The College of Business guarantees admission into the Fast Trak/Global MBA for University Honors students pursuing a degree in a science, technology, engineering or mathematics field. In addition, various forms of financial support (e.g., scholarships, assistantships, etc.) are available for select students.

To learn more about how to fast-track your professional career, speak with an Honors advisor or the College of Business MBA office at mba@niu.edu.

The Department of Kinesiology and Physical Education has reserved seats in the M.S.Ed. in Kinesiology and Physical Education and M.S. in Sport Management programs exclusively for University Honors students. This means as an honors student, you're eligible for guaranteed admission into either program.

If working in the fields of fitness, performance, and/or sport is your passion, speak with an Honors advisor or contact the Department of Kinesiology and Physical Education at knpe@niu.edu.

A select number of seats in the Political Science accelerated B.S. or B.A./M.A. are exclusively reserved for University Honors students. This means as an Honors student you're eligible for guaranteed admission if you meet the entrance requirements.

If combining undergraduate and graduate coursework in topics such as: government, politics, and civic awareness interests you, speak with an Honors advisor or contact the Department of Political Science at pols@niu.edu.