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Graduate Program of Excellence

An EIU Graduate Program of Excellence indicates that a graduate program has met the highest standards of achievement at Eastern Illinois University as evidenced by sustained achievements of criteria developed and adopted by the Council on Graduate Studies in 2022. Application process and criteria may be accessed here.
Years Programs





firstchoiceprogram Graduate programs achieving the distinction of "First Choice" have applied for and been subjected to rigorous review from EIU's Council on Graduate Studies — with oversight from The Graduate School — to ensure they meet the highest standards of scholarly excellence as evidenced through sustained achievement of criteria developed and adopted by the council in 2006.This program was retired in the spring of 2022 and replaced with the Graduate Program of Excellence

Eastern Illinois University graduate programs currently with First Choice status are listed in the following table:

Years Programs
2016-2022 Renewal Biological Sciences
2016-2022 Renewal Counseling
2016-2022 Technology
2017-2022 Renewal Clinical Psychology
2018-2023 Renewal History
2018-2023 Renewal Communication Disorders and Sciences
2018-2023 Renewal College Student Affairs
2019-2024 Renewal English
2020-2025 Renewal Curriculum and Instruction
2019-2024 Renewal School Psychology
2021-2026 Renewal Political Science

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The Graduate School

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

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