Graduate Programs

Earn a graduate degree at Indiana University Northwest

Thank you for your interest in Indiana University Northwest’s graduate programs. Our graduate degree programs are for students who have already completed their undergraduate (bachelor's) degree. Be sure to see our complete list of graduate programs to compare your many opportunities for advanced study at IU Northwest. Some graduate course programs are available online, face-to-face, and a combination of online and face-to-face (hybrid courses). *Some programs require an application packet.

To learn more about our graduate programs and the advantages of earning a Master’s degree, look to our Graduate Programs View book.

Are you a high school teacher teaching Dual Credit and seeking to meet HLC credentialing? Check out the options we have for you.

Graduate Programs

School of Business and Economics

School of Business and Economics

MBA Master of Business Administration

The School of Business and Economics at Indiana University Northwest is accredited by AACSB International. Two distinct delivery methods of one great MBA – Weeknight and Weekend – we deliver quality, value and convenience like few MBA programs can.  We are Chicagoland’s affordable AACSB Business School. '

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Program Contact: Rocio Payne

School of Education

School of Education

MS Educational Leadership

The Educational Leadership Master Degree Program is for a licensed/certified classroom teacher who wishes to pursue K-12 administration. The program emphasizes the practical application of theory, encourages reflective thinking, and focuses on the knowledge, technical and interpersonal skills of strong leadership.

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Program Contact: Kelly Zieba

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School of Education

MS Elementary or Secondary Education

The Elementary /Secondary Master Degree Program is for a licensed/certified teacher. The program is a problem-based learning curriculum that promotes deeper understanding of educational research and how to apply that knowledge towards helping all learners.

This program does not require a Thesis.

Request Information for MS Elementary or Secondary Education

Program Contact: Kelly Zieba

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School of Education

Teaching Licenses at the Graduate Level

Graduate Licensure programs are for people with Bachelor’s degrees in any area who want to become K-12 school teachers. Programs are available in (P-12) special education Mild Interventions and in Urban secondary teaching in English, Math, Social Studies, Science and Visual Arts. Candidates who complete Licensure Programs may earn a Master’s degree with the completion of a few more courses.  

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Program Contact: Kelly Zieba

College of Arts and Sciences

College of Arts and Sciences

MLS Master of Liberal Studies

The Master of Liberal Studies (MLS) is an interdisciplinary program that allows students flexibility in fashioning a
course of study that focuses mostly on a single topic or discipline, or that samples a wide range of courses of interest.

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Program Contact:  Scooter Pegram

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College of Arts and Sciences

MSCC Clinical Counseling

The Master of Science in Clinical Counseling with Specialization in Drug and Alcohol Counseling (MSCC) prepares students for careers in addiction counseling. The program offers courses in assessment, psychopathology, counseling skills, and treatment evaluation. Students will be prepared to pursue Indiana licensure in addiction counseling. 

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Program Contact: Mary Ann Fischer

College of Arts and Sciences

MS Master of Computer Information Systems

The Master of Science in Computer Information Systems program is designed for students who desire to advance their careers in information technology. The Master of Science (MS) in Computer Information Systems (CIS) consists of 30 credit hours. Anyone with a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution in any field, may apply and will be considered for conditional admission. If the major is in a computer related field, the student may be given direct admission.

Employment opportunities for graduates of MS in CIS range from systems administrators, database administrators, systems analysts, network  administrators, data scientists and data mining specialists.

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Program Contact: Bhaskara Kopparty

School of Social Work

School of Social Work

MSW Master of Social Work

The Indiana University School of Social Work at Northwest offers a part-time evening Master of Social Work degree (MSW) with concentrations in mental health and addictions, health, and school social work. The MSW program is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education.

*This program requires an online  application in addition to the Graduate Program application.

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Program Contact: Darlene Lynch

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School of Nursing

MSN Family Nurse Practitioner

The MSN Family Nurse Practitioner specialty track is a 42 credit hour, seven semester curriculum designed to prepare registered nurses with advanced practice nursing knowledge for the role of primary health care provider.
*Note—this is only one part of the application process.  For complete information see the criteria for admission here.

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Program Contact: Linda Delunas


School of Public and Environmental Affairs

School of Public and Environmental Affairs

MPA Master of Public Affairs

The Master of Public Affairs degree offers four tracks (Health Services Administration, Criminal Justice, Nonprofit Management and Public Management) for students who wish to develop their knowledge and skills in the area of public administration. The School of Public and Environmental Affairs (SPEA) houses faculty who, in addition to offering the requisite classes necessary to allow students to succeed, are leaders in community, national and international organizations and publish in nationally and internationally recognized journals. The MPA program is accredited by the Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs, and Administration (NASPAA) through 2020.

Request Information for Master of Public Affairs

Program Contact: Dawn Samson