24 months
873 USD/credit 14404 USD/year
504 USD/credit 8316 USD/year
504 USD/credit 8316 USD/year
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The Sociology degree at Northern Illinois University is designed to prepare students for teaching and research in sociology, for positions in public and private agencies and for advanced study.


Program Details

Area of Emphasis: Specialization in Criminology

Applicants for admission to the The Sociology at Northern Illinois University should have a background equivalent to 3 semester hours each in sociological theory, sociological methods, and statistics. Students with deficiencies in these areas may be required to take appropriate course work to remove these deficiencies as soon as possible after enrollment. Students admitted to these programs with stipulated deficiencies will be informed by the graduate adviser of the courses that must be taken.

Graduate courses are classified into six fields: theory, research methods and statistics, social organization and institutions, social psychology, sociology of health and aging, and criminology.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Classical Sociological Theory
  • Contemporary Sociological Theory
  • Quantitative Analysis
  • Qualitative Research Methods in Sociology
  • Theories of Delinquency and Crime

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


33 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Completed a four-year undergraduate degree from a regionally accredited institution or one with equivalent recognition.
  • Achieved a 3.00 grade point average on a 4.00 scale, or the equivalent.
  • If you received a three-year degree awarded through the Bologna process in Europe or a three-year Bachelor of Commerce or Bachelor of Business Administration awarded in India, you are eligible to apply (provided you are seeking admission to the MBA or OMIS program).
  • Transcripts
  • Letters of recommendation.
  • Statement of purpose.
  • Test scores (if required).
  • Resume or curriculum vitae (optional)
  • Additional materials required by your program.

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    14404 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 873 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    8316 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 504 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • In-State

    8316 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 504 USD per credit during 24 months.

Living costs for DeKalb

1100 - 1500 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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