Graduate Studies

  • Jaymee Lewis

    Jaymee Lewis - College Student Personnel graduate alumna
    "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 alumna
    "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. >More

  • 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.>More

  • 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. >More

  • Janet Lombe

    Janet Lombe - Law Enforcement andJustice Administration
    "I love everything about my graduate program. There is an added bonus for me, too, because I get to take classes with practitioners in my field who bring new insights. >More

Welcome to the School of Graduate Studies!

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  • WIU is ranked a “Best Midwestern College” and a “Best Value College” by The Princeton Review.
  • All domestic students receive in-state tuition and fees assessment.
  • Earn a degree or certificate in a quality graduate program.
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