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Explore over 80 rigorous programs in the arts, sciences, education, and business. At Northeastern, find yourself among a welcoming and diverse community of scholars who are as serious about their education as you are.

Northeastern was founded in 1867 as Cook County's first teacher training institution. Today, Northeastern attracts students from all over the world, and our 67-acre main campus in Chicago is a welcoming community to the nearly 12,000 commuter students who attend NEIU. We provide our students with quality choices, offering more than seventy undergraduate and graduate programs in the arts and sciences, education, and business. Northeastern's additional locations in Chicago and Lake County help our world-class faculty encourage students to integrate classroom instruction with field-based learning, research, and service locally and around the globe.

Mission

Northeastern Illinois University, as a public comprehensive university with locations throughout Chicago, provides an exceptional environment for learning, teaching, and scholarship. We prepare a diverse community of students for leadership and service in our region and in a dynamic multicultural world.

Vision

Northeastern Illinois University will be a leader among metropolitan universities, known for its dedication to its urban mission, for the quality of its programs, for the success of its graduates, and for the diversity of its learning environment.

Values

Northeastern Illinois University is committed to a set of shared values that, taken collectively, guides our actions and interactions as we work together to prepare graduates for the responsible exercise of citizenship. We, the NEIU community, believe it is critical for our democracy to create a space in which the commitment to these values results in a thriving educational community that transforms the lives of all. As we take stock of the present and look to the future, these values serve as the touchstone for planning how we will best achieve the educational mission entrusted to us.

Integrity

NEIU is accountable to those we serve and to those from whom we receive support. We are committed to honesty, respect, and transparency in our words and in our actions. In that regard, we work to be good stewards of the resources we are entrusted to use. This includes human, physical, fiscal, and environmental resources.

Excellence

In our pursuit of and commitment to excellence, we value the highest quality of learning and teaching, scholarship, and service. We value opportunities and experiences that support personal and professional development for all members of our community. In all that we say and do, we are committed to the process and products of excellence.

Access to Opportunity

NEIU values access to opportunity; we value a welcoming environment that provides appropriate support as well as encourages mutual responsibility for and commitment to learning.

Diversity

NEIU values the inclusion of a broad spectrum of students, staff, and faculty in the life of the University. We celebrate and foster global perspectives. We encourage the open and respectful expression of ideas and differences in thoughts, experiences, and opinions.

Community

As a commuter institution, NEIU has a special obligation to provide an environment that is supportive, nurturing, and participatory. Such an environment is characterized by civility, fostering humanity and engagement, and creates a sense of community through inclusion, mutual respect, and empowerment. NEIU values our metropolitan setting as a laboratory for learning, and we foster partnerships for learning, research, and service throughout this dynamic region to promote the public good.

Empowerment Through Learning

NEIU is dedicated to creating a culture that provides life-long learning opportunities for all members of the University community. We are especially committed to transforming students' lives by engaging them in an educational experience that empowers them to graduate with the skills and knowledge to become effective leaders and citizens in their personal and professional lives.

Our University at a Glance

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Northeastern Illinois University

The B.S. in Community Health prepares students for careers in community health education and programming, public health policy, health-related research, or healthcare adm ... [+]

The mission of the Department of Health Sciences and Physical Education's health programs is to develop students’ capacity to attain career success in the health professions and to act as leaders in a dynamic, multicultural world through educational experiences and a learning environment that is reflective, collaborative, and transformative.

The B.S. in Community Health prepares students for careers in community health education and programming, public health policy, health-related research, or healthcare administration in a variety of government, non-profit, healthcare-service, and industry settings.

Our graduates use their knowledge and skills to focus on how best to reach vulnerable community members and to better allocate resources to underserved populations. They may initiate wellness programs, write policies, implement educational activities or create resources to promote healthy living.... [-]

USA Chicago Grayslake
August 2019
English
Full-time
4 years
Campus
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MA

Northeastern Illinois University

The M.A. in Gerontology program is an award-winning academic program, recognized as a program of excellence by both the Association for Gerontology in Higher Education an ... [+]

From 2025 to 2050, the global aging population will double in number and reach 1.6 billion (An Aging World: 2015 report by the U.S. Census Bureau (2016)). There will be a need for well-trained professionals to address the needs of this growing segment of the population on a local, national, and/or global level. Northeastern’s Gerontology program offers master’s degree training addressing both current and projected occupational knowledge and skill requirements within the field of gerontology. The M.A. in Gerontology program is an award-winning academic program, recognized as a program of excellence by both the Association for Gerontology in Higher Education and the American Psychological Association professional societies in 2014.... [-]

USA Chicago Grayslake
September 2019
English
Part-time
3 years
Campus
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