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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 39 master’s degree programs, two specialist’s degree programs, and our eleven certificate programs. Currently, more than 1,400 part-time and full-time graduate students are enrolled, and more than 400 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 2017.
  2. the report also states that while the average rate of unemployment in 2017 was 3.6%, the rate for those with a bachelor's degree was 2.5% and only 2.2% for those with a master's degree.

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