Programs Offering Online Courses

Bachelor of General Studies in Health and Human Sciences

This degree is a perfect fit for dental hygienists, respiratory therapists, EMTs, and other professionals who are working in health and human sciences settings but need a bachelor degree for professional advancement. Several online courses are available.

If you have a current professional credential, certificate or license in a health or human sciences field and completed an applied science degree (or equivalent number of credits), you are eligible for admission. For information about the Bachelor of General Studies in Health and Human Sciences, contact:

HHS Advisor
Sandi Splansky
(815) 753-1891
ssplansky@niu.edu


Bachelor of General Studies in Liberal Arts and Sciences

NIU offers a BGS blended online degree completion program. The program is tailored to the needs of adult returning students whose personal and work obligations preclude their enrolling as full-time day students on the DeKalb campus. Whether you're preparing to enter the job market, changing careers, or seeking personal development, this program will prepare you with broad-based education that includes critical thinking and communication skills, cultural awareness, and ethical values that employers value.

Most of NIU's online courses are blended, which means they might require online, video-conferenced, and face-to-face meetings.

For information about the Bachelor of General Studies in Liberal Arts and Sciences, contact:

BGS Advisor
Judy Santacaterina
(815) 753-7961
jsantaca@niu.edu


Bachelor of Science for Registered Nurses

You may already know about the national RN shortage, but did you know that the majority of RNs planning to retire between 2011 and 2020 are managers at health care organizations? If you are a registered nurse seeking a bachelor’s degree, you can earn your Bachelors of Science in Nursing by taking most of your courses online.

The nursing workforce is changing dramatically; plan for your future by preparing for a career in health care management.

For information about the Bachelor of Science for Registered Nurses, contact:

Nursing Advisor
Brigit Amburgey
(815)-753-6557
amburgey@niu.edu


Doctor of Physical Therapy (D.P.T)

NIU's Physical Therapy program is dedicated to educating individuals who can function as inquiring, well-rounded, entry-level therapists capable of providing optimum care in a sophisticated and changing health care environment. The Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE). Several courses are offered online.

For information about the D.P.T, contact:

The School of Allied Health & Communicative Disorders
(815)-753-1383
pt@niu.edu


Geographic Information Systems

NIU offers both a Certificate of Undergraduate Study in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and a Certificate of Graduate Study in Geographic Information Analysis. The first two required courses, Maps and Mapping and Introduction to GIS, can be taken online.

For more information about a Certificate in Geographic Information Systems, contact:

GIS Advisor
Andrew Krmenec
(815) 753-6826
akrmenec@niu.edu


Master of Science in Industrial Management and Technology

The Department of Technology offers a unique graduate studies program leading to the master of science degree with a major in industrial management.

The objective of the graduate program is to advance competencies achieved at the baccalaureate level and to prepare students to assume leadership positions in technical fields in manufacturing industries.

For more information about the Master of Industrial Management and Technology program, contact:

Technology Advisor
Stacey Deegan
(815) 753-9943
sdeegan@niu.edu


Master of Public Health

Healthcare jobs are at the top of every list of growing careers. In addition to direct care positions, some of the most sought-after professionals are those trained to monitor, maintain, and manage people and facilities. The Master of Public Health degree prepares you for a wide range of careers in this rapidly expanding field.

For more information about the MPH Online program, contact:

MPH Information Specialist
Jennifer Thorndyke
(815) 753-1324
mphonline@niu.edu


Master of Science in Geography

The M.S. program develops professional competence as a geographer and spatial scientist. We welcome applications from those with the equivalent of a B.S. or B.A. degree in geography, agronomy, biology, business, civil engineering, earth science, environmental engineering, economics, geomatics, meteorology, planning, or soil science. Several courses are offered online.

For more information on the Master of Science in Geography, contact:

Graduate Coordinator
David Goldblum
(815) 753-6839
dgoldblum@niu.edu


Master of Science in Education in School Business Management

Complete your graduate degree in School Business Management and step into a top-level administrative position or leadership role in a school district. Prepare to earn a Chief School Business Official endorsement as part of this degree program.

For more information about the School Business Management program, contact:

Cohort Coordinator
Brad Hawk
(815) 753-9334
bhawk@niu.edu


Master of Science in Nursing

The School of Nursing offers a program of graduate studies leading to the Master of Science degree with a major in nursing that is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). Several courses are offered online. Mature and experienced student peers, distinguished faculty, and an administration dedicated to helping you meet your educational goals are all elements designed to give you a quality education.

For more information about the Master of Science in Nursing, contact:

Nursing Advisor
Brigit Amburgey
(815)-753-6557
amburgey@niu.edu