Undergraduate Catalog

Graduate Programs

The University confers 12 advanced degrees—Doctor of Education, Doctor of Philosophy, Education Specialist, Specialist in School Psychology, Master of Accountancy, Master of Arts, Master of Business Administration, Master of Fine Arts, Master of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Master of Music, Master of Science, and Master of Science in Education. Graduate programs are available in the following degrees and fields of study:

Doctor of Education

Educational Leadership*

Doctor of Philosophy

Environmental Science: Large River Ecosystems**

Education Specialist

Educational Leadership*

Specialist in School Psychology

School Psychology

Master of Accountancy


Master of Arts

Communication, Economics, English*, Geography, History, Law Enforcement and Justice Administration*, Museum Studies**, Political Science, Sociology

Master of Business Administration

Business Administration*

Master of Fine Arts


Master of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Liberal Arts and Sciences*

Master of Music


Master of Science

Biology*; Chemistry; College Student Personnel; Communication Sciences and Disorders; Computer Science; Engineering Technology Leadership; Health Sciences*; Instructional Design and Technology*; Kinesiology; Mathematics; Physics; Psychology; Recreation, Park and Tourism Administration; Sport Management

Master of Science in Education

Counseling**, Educational and Interdisciplinary Studies*, Educational Leadership*, Elementary Education*, Reading*, Special Education**

Post-Baccalaureate Certificates

Business Administration*, Business Analytics, Community Development and Planning, English*, Event Planning and Management**, GIS Analysis* (Ecological GIS, GIS Applications), Health Services Administration*, Instructional Design and Technology (Online and Distance Learning Development, Educational Technology Specialist, Graphics Applications, Multimedia, Technology Integration in Education, Workplace Learning and Performance), Museum Studies**, Music Performance, Police Executive Administration*, Supply Chain Management*, Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages*, Zoo and Aquarium Studies**.

*Program available at WIU—Quad Cities and Macomb

**Program available at WIU—Quad Cities only

For more information, see the Western Illinois University Graduate Studies Catalog.