Undergraduate Catalog

Graduate Programs

The University confers 15 advanced degrees—Doctor of Education, Doctor of Philosophy, Education Specialist, Specialist in School Psychology, Master of Fine Arts, Master of Accountancy, Master of Arts, Master of Arts in Teaching, Master of Business Administration, Master of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Master of Music, Master of Music Therapy, Master of Public Health, 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 Fine Arts


Master of Accountancy


Master of Arts

Communication*, Community and Economic Development**, English*, History, Museum Studies**, Political Science, Public Safety Administration*^, Sociology

Master of Arts in Teaching

Alternative Teacher Licensure*

Master of Business Administration

Business Administration^

Master of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Liberal Arts and Sciences

Master of Music

Music^ (only Music Education emphasis available online)

Master of Music Therapy

Music Therapy

Master of Public Health

Public Health*

Master of Science

Applied Statistics and Decision Analytics*^; Biology*; Chemistry; College Student Personnel*; Computer Science; Engineering Technology; GIScience and Geoenvironment; Instructional Design and Technology^; Kinesiology; Mathematics^; Physics; Psychology; Quantitative Economics; Recreation, Park and Tourism Administration*; Speech Pathology; Sport Management*, Teaching Mathematics***

Master of Science in Education

Counseling**, Curriculum and Instruction***, Educational Leadership*, Educational Studies***, Reading***, Special Education***

Post-Baccalaureate Certificates

Business Analytics*^, Community Development and Planning, Community Engagement and Public Safety Leadership^, Emergency Management^, Event Planning and Management*, GIS Analysis*, Health Services Administration***, Instructional Design and Technology (Educational Technology Specialist***, Instructional Media Development^, Online and Distance Learning Development^, Technology Integration in Education***, Workplace Learning and Performance^), Museum Studies**, Police Executive Administration*^, Supply Chain Management*^, Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages*^

* Program available at WIU—Quad Cities and Macomb
** Program available at WIU—Quad Cities only
*** Program available online only
^ Program also available online

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