Application Process

To be considered for admission you must submit the following documents to the Graduate School:

  • Online Application and Application Fee.
  • Two Letter of Recommendation Letters
  • Career Goal Statement - The goal statement should be two to three paragraphs explaining how the MAS (Leadership) program will help you meet your career goals.
  • Official Transcripts - NIU students do not need to submit transcripts. Transfer students must submit an official transcript from each school attended. International students should submit both English and native language copies of their transcripts.
  • Official Test Scores (if required)
    • GMAT Score - Allow 2-5 weeks for the official score to reach NIU.
    • TOEFL or IELTS score

Application process information is available at

Call (815) 753-1637 for questions about the MAS (Leadership) program. Questions concerning applications, documents, and process should be directed to the Graduate School.