About the Office

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We’re very pleased that you’ve chosen to explore our graduate degree and certificate programs. We have a lot to offer. UIS is home to 21 dynamic Master’s programs in fields that include technology, business, education, science, government, public health, and the humanities. More than 40% of UIS students are engaged in graduate study, and most were attracted to UIS by an impressive combination of factors that include educational quality, value, and campus location and setting.

UIS faculty members are talented researchers and scholars who enjoy and excel at teaching, so our courses are grounded in direct faculty-student interaction. Many of our graduate programs provide exceptional opportunities for graduate students to engage in faculty-supervised scholarship, research, or highly valued pre-professional practical experiences as part of the degree work. Our classrooms are technologically sophisticated, and we have received national recognition for our innovative use of educational technology and institution-wide excellence in online teaching and learning.

As a public institution in the Midwest, UIS tuition rates are affordable and very cost-competitive. In fact, two of our online graduate degree programs were recently rated among the top 29 “best buys” among accredited programs nationally. Online courses are popular even among our on-campus graduate students, and many of our part-time students find that they can reduce their commuting time and costs by taking advantage of our online and blended courses. UIS also offers a number of competitive graduate assistantship, internship, and fellowship programs that can be a significant source of support while completing a graduate degree.

We encourage you to spend a few more minutes online and explore the UIS graduate department websites that interest you most. Each presents its own special points of pride, is loaded with easily accessible information, and many feature a selection of faculty and student achievements that will give you a better sense of what graduate education at UIS is all about. And if a particular graduate program fits what you’re hoping for or sparks your interest, please do feel free to contact us for additional information. We’ll be happy to connect you with a department or admissions representative, or to arrange for an on-campus visit.

Please also explore Prospective Students and Current Students on the Graduate Education web site, where you’ll find lots of useful information to frequently asked questions.