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Admission Requirements for Health Sciences – Degree Completion


The focus of this program is baccalaureate-level education for health and human services professionals.  For admission, applicants must:

  • Be practicing health or human sciences professionals
  • Have completed an applied associate degree program (or a equivalent number of credits)
  • Hold a current professional credential, certificate, or license in a health or human sciences field in the field in which the applicant is working or attempting to work
  • Be admitted to NIU
  • Have a cumulative GPA of at least a 2.00

Get Started! Apply to NIU by following these steps:

  1. Submit a NIU application, select "off campus" option, then choose online or blended Health Sciences Degree Completion. 
  2. After acceptance to NIU, apply to our Health Sciences Degree Completion Program, including written professional goals statement and copies of appropriate credentials, certificates or license.

Once accepted, you’ll consult with a Health and Human Sciences advisor to review your previous course work, discuss appropriate courses to meet your goals and plan the most efficient way to finish your degree.