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EIU Graduate School

1,600+ part-time/full-time graduate students
are enrolled, and more than 300
faculty hold graduate faculty status.

Since 1951, Eastern Illinois University has been committed to advancing the professional and personal lives of our students by providing graduate degree programs and graduate courses to support rigorous study and professional development.

Graduate study at EIU offers students a favorable faculty-to-student ratio in our 40 master’s degree programs, two specialist’s degree programs, and our eleven certificate programs. Currently, more than 1,600 part-time and full-time graduate students are enrolled, and more than 300 faculty hold graduate faculty status.

Why You Should Pursue Graduate Study at EIU

  • Opportunities to conduct research in your field.
  • Work closely with accomplished faculty.
  • Expand your career opportunities.
  • Earn a higher salary:
  1. the Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that employees with master's degrees earned 20% more than those with only a bachelor's degree in 2018.
  2. the report also states that while the average rate of unemployment in 2018 was 4%, the rate for those with a bachelor's degree was 2.2% and 2.1% for those with a master's degree.

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Graduate Programs

Master of Arts (M.A.)
Aging Studies (Online) History


 History with Option for Teachers (Online)
Art Education or Community Arts Option (Online) Mathematics and Computer Science
Communication Studies Math Education Option
Communication Studies with Communication Pedagogy Option  
Communication Studies with Communication and Leadership Option (Online)  Music
Music Education (Online) Political Science
Economics Political Science with Option in Public Administration/Public Policy (Online)
English Psychology (Clinical)
Master of Science (M.S.)
Biological Sciences Biochemistry/Biotechnology
Chemistry College Student Affairs
College Student Affairs with Higher Ed and Community College  Option (Online) Communication Disorders and Sciences
Counseling School or Clinical Mental Health Cybersecurity (Online or On-campus program available)
Exercise Physiology Health Promotion and Leadership (Online)
Human Services Program Administration (Online or On-campus program available) Nutrition and Dietetics
Sports Administration
School Psychology  Sustainability
Talent Development (Online)  Technology
Professional Science Master's (PSM)
Geographic Information Sciences  
Master of Science in Education (M.S.Ed.)
Educational Leadership Special Education (Online)
Curriculum and Instruction (Online)  
Specialist (Ed.S. and SSP)
Educational Leadership School Psychology
Master of Business Administration (MBA)
Business Administration: Applied Management Option
(Online or On-campus program available)
Business Administration: Accountancy Concentration
(Online or On-campus program available)
Business Administration: Research Option Business Administration: Geographic Information Systems Option (Online or On-campus program available)
Certificate Programs
Cybersecurity  Work Performance Improvement
Training and Development Quality Systems
Computer Technology  Political Science: Public Planning (Online)
Curriculum and Instruction: Reading Instruction (Online) Curriculum and Instruction: English as a Second Language Instruction
English: Teaching of Writing (Online) Geology/Geography: Geographic Information Sciences
Communication Studies: Communication Processes (Online)  
Dual Degree Programs
 Sustainability and Technology
 MBA and Cybersecurity  MBA and Geographic Information Sciences
Biological Sciences and Sustainability Geographic Information Sciences and Sustainability
MBA and Health Promotion and Leadership  

Related Pages

Lumpkin College of Business & Technology College of Education College of Health & Human Services College of Liberal Arts & Sciences Honors College

Contact Information

The Graduate School

1201 Blair Hall
Eastern Illinois University
600 Lincoln Avenue Charleston, IL 61920
Fax: 217-581-6020

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