Graduate Studies

  • Jaymee Lewis

    Jaymee Lewis - College Student Personnel graduate student
    "My assistantship is so closely connected to my graduate program that I am given hands-on practice towards becoming a better professional. It gives me the experience that I can speak to as I pursue my career post-graduation."

  • Miranda Clark

    Miranda Clark - Communication Sciences and Disorders graduate student
    "The faculty-student relationships at WIU appealed to me. The faculty at WIU respect me as an equal, as I will be their colleague in two short years. The faculty at WIU also want me to succeed and provide me with the tools and resources to do so."

  • Jane Schmidt

    Jane Schmidt, 2014 Iowa Teacher of the Year - Special Education and Educational Leadership alumna
    "I have completed two master's degrees at WIU. The top reasons I would give to attend WIU Grad School would include affordability, convenience, relevance, and most importantly - the quality of education. I found the price of credits to be within my budget and found the weekend classes to be convenient. The content of courses made me think critically about education and the qualities that make a good leader within a school district. There were many opportunities to work with other professionals who were pursuing the same degree, and the sharing of practices with others helped us to develop a vision for our own schools."

  • Brenley Devlin

    Brenley Devlin - College Student Personnel alumna
    “My graduate assistantship experiences allowed me to gain practical insight into my field of study. I interacted one-on-one with professionals and learn from their experiences, as well as my own. I was treated as a valuable partner in the learning environment and trusted to make decisions that truly made a difference to the students I was working with on campus. My supervisors were a great support; always encouraging me and helping me develop my own identity as a professional."

Welcome to the School of Graduate Studies!

Thank you for your interest in Western Illinois University! We are the only state university in Illinois to offer cost guarantee at the graduate level. We also offer in-state tuition to residents of Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Missouri and Wisconsin. To learn more about what we have to offer, we encourage you to explore the following links.

Additionally,we encourage you to visit the Macomb campus during one of our Graduate School open house events scheduled throughout the year.  Information may be found at wiu.edu/grad/openhouse.  To register, go to wiu.edu/grad/openhouse/register.

School of Graduate Studies Seminar Series

Recruiting dates and locations for Fall 2014 - coming soon