Welcome to the School of Graduate Studies!
We are excited you are interested in Western Illinois University and hope that we can assist you in making an informed decision about pursuing graduate studies at WIU. It is our goal that the information provided here will answer all of your questions and we welcome phone calls (309/298-1806) or emails (firstname.lastname@example.org) to answer any remaining questions.
Why choose Western?
- WIU is ranked a “Best Midwestern College” and a “Best Value College” by The Princeton Review.
- Lock in your tuition, fee, room/board rates with the only state university in Illinois to offer a cost guarantee for graduate degree-seeking students.
- Receive in-state tuition rates if you are a resident of Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Missouri and Wisconsin. Learn more about tuition and fees.
- Attend at our traditional Macomb campus, the Quad Cities campus located in Moline, and various other sites across the state, or choose to take your courses in an online format.
- Earn a degree or certificate in a quality graduate program.
- Ride the only unlimited access (FREE) bus system in the State of Illinois. GoWest routes serve the Macomb campus and Macomb community.
Interested in scheduling a campus visit or attending one of our Graduate School Open Houses?
Want to learn more about what we can offer you? We host open houses throughout the year at both the Macomb and Quad Cities campuses. If those dates do not work with your schedule we are happy to provide individual campus visits where you will receive a campus tour from a graduate student ambassador and meet with a faculty member in your program of interest. Sign up at the tabs to the left. We would love to show you around and share our Western pride with you!