Eastern Illinois University

Introduction

Eastern Illinois University, located in the east central Illinois community of Charleston, provides the best undergraduate and graduate education of any public university the region. EIU's strengths are evidenced by an array of excellent education, business, technology, engineering, arts and sciences programs. The University's more than 9,000 students come from over 45 nations.

Why Should I Attend EIU?

Strong Academics: US News and World Reports (2014) ranked EIU as the 4th highest public master’s university in the Midwest United States and number 1 in Illinois. The University's high academic standing is reflected in high rates of student retention and graduation rates, alumni job placement, and satisfaction among alumni and employers.

•Personal Attention from Distinguished Faculty:

EIU features a small faculty-student ratio of 1:15 and 100% of full professors have attained their PHD. Research collaboration between students and professors is strongly encouraged.

•Safe and Friendly:

EIU is located in a safe and friendly small town with many opportunities to get involved in the university and local community.

• Reasonable costs with Scholarships Available:

Recently, EIU has cut tuition prices 58% for undergraduate students! Scholarships for high qualifying international students are available. Estimated total yearly costs including tuition, fees and living expenses is about $20,200 for undergraduates and $25,500 for graduate students. We give undergraduate students with a 3.5 or higher GPA an automatic scholarship with additional funding available. Graduate student scholarships are also available.

Where is EIU?

EIU is within three hours from Chicago, St. Louis, and Indianapolis, and within easy driving distance of Champaign-Urbana. Convenient rail service to downtown Chicago and Champaign-Urbana is available through the Amtrak train station in nearby Mattoon.

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Programs

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Master in Geographic Information Science

Campus Full time September 2016 USA Charleston

Professional Science Master's in Geographic Information Sciences (PSM in GISci) is an interdisciplinary program designed to facilitate students' pursuit of an advanced degree with training in the Geographic Information Sciences, while simultaneously developing business skills highly valued by potential employers. [+]

Professional Science Master's in Geographic Information Sciences (PSM in GISci) is an interdisciplinary program designed to facilitate students' pursuit of an advanced degree with training in the Geographic Information Sciences, while simultaneously developing business skills highly valued by potential employers. Experiences provided by the faculty in the classroom, laboratory and field will prepare the student for internship opportunities. Each experience will form a basis for the degree requirements of the program as well as for preparing the successful graduate to address the documented local and regional workforce needs in business, government and non-profit sectors. Eastern Illinois University has a strong history in the Geographic Information Sciences. Program size facilitates the personal development of the student by encouraging student mentoring with faculty from the following units: Department of Biological Sciences Department of Geology/Geography Department of Political Sciences Department of Sociology-Anthropology Lumpkin College of Business and Applied Sciences The Professional Science Master's (PSM) is an innovative, new graduate degree designed to allow students to pursue advanced training in science or mathematics, while simultaneously developing workplace skills highly valued by employers. PSM programs consist of two years of academic training in an emerging or interdisciplinary area, along with a professional component that may include internships and "cross-training" in workplace skills, such as business, communications, and regulatory affairs. All have been developed in concert with employers and are designed to dovetail into present and future professional career opportunities. [-]

Master of Science in Sustainable Energy

Campus Full time September 2016 USA Charleston

Energy is an indispensable part of the modern society. We depend on energy for almost everything ranging from home appliances, lighting, transportation, heating and cooling. [+]

Master of Science in Sustainable Energy

 

Energy is an indispensable part of the modern society. We depend on energy for almost everything ranging from home appliances, lighting, transportation, heating and cooling, communication, to industrial processes supplying food and other commodity for our daily lives. In order for the Earth to continuously support human lives, we must achieve sustainability for the global social, economic and environmental systems that meet “the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.” Our future is dependent upon the generations of people who are educated and prepared for leading the challenging mission.... [-]


Master of Science in Technology

Campus Full time September 2016 USA Charleston

The graduate program in Technology prepares students to become successful leaders in today's technological and global environment. The program is designed to provide students with [+]

The graduate program in Technology prepares students to become successful leaders in today's technological and global environment. The program is designed to provide students with opportunities for developing advanced professional, technical and personal competencies in the field of technology. It enables students to identify, develop and implement quality strategies and practices in contemporary organizations.

Additionally, students enhance their research and communication skills necessary for technological leadership. They also gain an appreciation of ethical and social implications of technology related to a global and technological society.

 

Graduates Enjoy Successful Careers... [-]


Master of Sciences in Biochemistry and Biotechnology

Campus Full time September 2016 USA Charleston

The Master of Sciences in Biochemistry and Biotechnology (BCT) program is an advanced interdisciplinary program between the Departments of Biological Sciences, Chemistry, and Business for students interested in pursuing a career in Biochemistry and Biotechnology. [+]

The Master of Sciences in Biochemistry and Biotechnology (BCT) program is an advanced interdisciplinary program between the Departments of Biological Sciences, Chemistry, and Business for students interested in pursuing a career in Biochemistry and Biotechnology. Students will gain skill sets to improve products and services through molecular, chemical, biological and analytical techniques while also being trained in the fundamental business strategies to succeed in the fast paced field of biotechnology and medical services. Students that complete BCT program will (1) demonstrate an understanding of fundamental principles and applications of laboratory techniques and instrumentation, (2) be able to critically analyze a breadth of biochemical problems and experimental results, (3) be familiar with computer applications in biochemistry and biotechnology, (4) be able to properly utilize chemical information sources, (5) be able to apply the scientific method of investigation, and (6) be able to communicate technical material effectively in speaking & writing. The program size and design facilitates the personal development of students using the combined expertise of faculty from the Departments of Biological Sciences, Chemistry, and Business. Highly specialized techniques-based courses will train students on the most modern approaches to scientific problem solving while giving them the academic foundations they will need to succeed in the emerging national and global markets. There is a growing need for students to gain advanced training in the theory and applications of biochemistry and biotechnology that is usually not acquired at the undergraduate level due to the interdisciplinary nature of the field. With the advancements in the medical sciences and biochemical industry, there is a growing need to train students in these advanced topics. Moreover, a knowledgebase that brings together science, business, and technology will give students the educational components to be leaders in their field. For more information, please visit: http://www.eiu.edu/bct/ [-]

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Master of Arts in Economics

Campus Full time September 2016 USA Charleston

The Department of Economics wants to help qualified individuals achieve their goals for graduate education and real world problem solving. [+]

The Department of Economics wants to help qualified individuals achieve their goals for graduate education and real world problem solving. We are a collegial group of scholars committed to quality education and research.  We believe in hands-on education, developing the tools and intuition necessary to engage in practical research.  Please feel free to follow up your review of our program materials with an email or phone call to our graduate advisor.  He can help you contact individual faculty about their work, find out about the activities of our current and former graduate students, or learn more about applying your skills in economics.

 

The Master of Arts degree provides training for positions in business, government, or continued training at the doctoral level.  Whether your goal is private, public, or Ph.D., our program is designed to develop your analytical and critical thinking, writing, and quantitative skills.... [-]


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Eastern Illinois University

Address Lincoln Avenue 600
61920 Charleston, USA
Website http://www.eiu.edu/
Phone +1 217-581-5000