University of Illinois Springfield

Springfield, IL

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There is no better time than now to begin building a brilliant future with a graduate degree from UIS.

UIS offers graduate degrees, a doctorate, and certificates in 74 disciplines. Whether your goal is to bolster your career or to pursue a passion in discovering knowledge, we offer you the flexibility you need with in-person learning and online classes.

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. Many of our graduate programs provide exceptional opportunities for students to engage in faculty-supervised scholarship, research or highly valued pre-professional practical experiences as part of 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.  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 and internship programs that can be a significant source of support while completing a graduate degree.

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11 Graduate Program Options Offered

Program Certificate Master's Doctorate
Campus Hybrid Online Campus Hybrid Online Campus Hybrid Online
Athletic Training                
Computer Science                
Human Resource Management                
Legal Studies                
Political Science                
Public Admin                
Public Health                
Public Policy                

Located in Springfield, IL

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Graduate Assistantships

Graduate Assistantships at UIS are designed to recruit outstanding and promising students to graduate study.

Assistantships are available in many of our master’s degree programs, as well as our research and support units.

Program highlights
Graduate Assistantships at UIS are designed to:
• Recruit outstanding and promising students to graduate study, with special attention to enhancing diversity;
• Provide appropriate graduate-level learning experiences through supervised assignment;
• Provide support that enables graduate students to complete their degrees in a timely fashion;
• Provide the campus with support services in selected programs and areas.

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Application Fee
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