Graduate Programs

Whether you need a master’s degree to advance your career, are on the pathway to a Ph.D., or simply looking to pursue your passion, Indiana University Northwest can help you achieve your goals.

We offer a variety of graduate degrees and post-baccalaureate certificates. Many are offered online or as hybrid programs that combine online and on-campus courses.
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GRADUATE PROGRAMS

College of Arts and Sciences

Liberal Studies (MLS)

An interdisciplinary program that allows you to create your own sequence of courses to study your individual interests. Focus on a single discipline or combine multiple areas of academic study.

Program Contact:
Scooter Pegram

Computer Information Systems (MSCIS)

Increase your skills or pursue continued study in information technology-related fields. Study systems management and administration, computer science, data mining, cybersecurity and more.

Program Contact:
Bhaskara Kopparty

College of Health and Human Services

Nursing (MSN)

Enhance your healthcare career with a Master of Science in Nursing.  An M.S.N. degree prepares nurses for practice in Nursing Administration, Nursing Education, and as a Family Nurse Practitioner.

Program Contact:
Crystal Shannon

Public Affairs (MPA)

Choose four concentrations: Criminal Justice, Health Services Administration and Social Change, Leadership, and Sustainability and Social Change.

Program Contacts:
Suzanne Green - (219) 980-6696 or Eric Lambert - (219) 980-6821

Social Work (MSW)

Led by the IU School of Social Work, the oldest university-affiliated school in the nation, this part-time evening program offers concentrations in mental health and addictions, health, and school social work.

Program Contact:
Darlene Lynch

School of Education

Elementary or Secondary Education (MS)

A problem-based learning curriculum for licensed teachers that promotes deeper understanding of educational research and how to apply it toward helping all learners.

Program Contact:
Amanda Lopez

Educational Leadership
(MSED)

Designed for experienced teachers, this program emphasizes the practical application of theory, encourages reflective thinking, and provides extensive field experiences.

Program Contact:
Amanda Lopez

Elementary or Secondary
Education: Special Education Focus (MS)

For students with a bachelor’s degree in any area. Earn your initial teaching license in Special Education: Mild Intervention, plus a master of science in Elementary or Secondary Education.

Program Contact: 
Amanda Lopez

Secondary Education: Urban Option (MS)

For students with a bachelor’s degree in any area. Earn your initial teaching license in English/Language Arts, Mathematics, Social Studies, Science, or Visual Arts, plus a master of science in Secondary Education.

Program Contact: 
Amanda Lopez

School of Business and Economics

Business Administration (MBA)

Widely recognized as the region’s best MBA. Choose from a weekend program with an international study component at IU Northwest or our Michigan City satellite location, and a weeknight hybrid program at IU Northwest.

Program Contact: Kevin Ballard

GRADUATE/POST-BACCALAUREATE CERTIFICATES