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Graduate Advising

Please contact Dr. Leaunda Hemphill, IDT Graduate Advisor, for questions about the program or assistance in planning your coursework for either the online or blended graduate programs ( or 309-298-1186). She answers questions from prospective students on the IDT graduate program. She also counsels current students on the following items: 1) selecting graduate-level courses, 2) petitioning to transfer appropriate graduate coursework completed at other institutions or departments, 3) formulating and submitting a Graduate  Degree Plan, 4) selecting the appropriate exit option (portfolio, applied project, or thesis), and 5) filling out the Request for Graduate Advising Committee form. 

Summer Advising: You can contact Dr. Leaunda Hemphill by email at or set up a meeting or phone conversation with Dr. Hoyet Hemphill, IDT Chair, at 309-298-1952.