Graduate Programs

Graduate CommencementMaster's Programs in the College of Arts and Sciences

Criminal Justice Administration, M.S.

Building off the strengths of our criminal justice faculty, this program offers an opportunity to gain a critical understanding of criminal justice administration and related social, economic, and political issues with a national and international focus.

Interdisciplinary Studies, M.A.

This program allows students to construct an innovative curriculum that crosses traditional disciplinary boundaries to address questions or themes of interest. Graduates gain in-depth knowledge of research, trends in interdisciplinary scholarship, as well as preparation for career advancement in their field.

Fast Tracks: Undergraduate to Graduate Options

5-year B.S.-M.S. program in Criminal Justice Administration

Up to three graduate courses can be taken as part of your undergraduate degree for NU students who qualify. The courses can count toward the students advised electives. The option is open to junior/senior criminal justice majors and minors. It allows students the ability to complete their undergraduate and graduate degree in approximately five years.

6-year Psychology / Mental Health Counseling Program 

Up to four graduate courses can be taken as part of your undergraduate degree for NU students who qualify. The courses can count toward the students advised electives. The option is open to psychology majors. It allows students the ability to shave off one year and complete their undergraduate and graduate degree in approximately six years.

Graduate Courses as an Undergraduate

Students with a 3.0 or higher GPA going into senior year, can take up to two courses (one per semester) as extra courses beyond their degree requirements. This program is open to all students and the courses can be used toward any of our graduate programs. Students must be in 12 credits before registering for the courses.

Information for Graduate Students

Much of the information you will need for advisement as a graduate student is handled by your advisor or department. This allows for more direct lines of communication and personal service. However, if you need assistance feel free to contact the Dean's Office.