Take a look at the program descriptions listed online in the graduate catalog. The Coordinator of Graduate Recruitment can assist you at if you have questions at (618) 650-3010.
We offer a list of 40 master’s degree programs plus specialist degrees, post-baccalaureate certificates and three cooperative doctoral programs. More information about these programs is available online at the Graduate School website and the Registrar’s website.
First, check out our degrees. Then, contact the graduate program director or the department directly after you’ve selected a master’s program that meets your needs. You can find everything you need to get started in our graduate catalog. You can also call the Graduate School office and speak with the Coordinator of Graduate Recruitment at (618) 650-3010.
It takes about 3 weeks to receive information in the mail after it is requested. If it has been longer than three weeks, please email your name, address, social security number and/or date of birth at firstname.lastname@example.org. All information that is mailed can also be found online.
Check the catalog or department to see if a test is necessary. These requirements also are outlined in the classified graduate application form.
Testing Services offers the Miller’s Analogy Test (MAT) on campus. Check out information on taking the Graduate Record Examination - GRE - or the Graduate Management Admission Test - GMAT - at off campus location with questions, call Testing Services: (618) 650-3717.
Find out more about SIUE's great tuition rates. Missouri residents pay the same tuition rate as Illinois residents for the first six credit hours of enrollment each semester, if enrollment does not exceed six credit hours. If a Missouri resident takes seven or more credit hours, the tuition is two and a half times the Illinois rate.
Yes, campus tours are available. Please contact the Office of Admissions Counseling at (618) 650-3705. You may also wish to schedule a meeting with your graduate program director at that time.
Please see the International Student Services website.
Submit application (classified or unclassified), application fee, TOEFL score if an international student, and request official transcripts be mailed to: Graduate Admissions, Campus Box 1047, SIUE, Edwardsville, IL 62026-1047. If you graduated from SIUE and did not take any additional courses since that time, you do not need to order transcripts. Some departments require an application in addition to the Graduate School application . Consult your desired graduate program for specific details.
Applications are available online, in the Service Center, Rendleman Hall, room 1309, or through the Graduate School, Rendleman Hall,, room 2202.
In most cases the deadline is about a month before the start of classes, with definite dates on the application itself. For unclassified students, the deadline is no later than five days before the start of classes, and you should be aware that the classes you wish to take may be full at the beginning of the term. Please note that some graduate programs have earlier deadlines. Those are:
Art Studio (Fall only – Feb 1);
Art Therapy Counseling (Fall only – Feb 1);
Nursing (Nurse Anesthesia – Summer only – June 1 for the following summer);
Nursing (Health Care and Nursing Administration/Nurse Educator/Family Nurse Practitioner – Fall only – March 1);
Psychology SD (Fall only - Feb 1 for external applicants, July 1 for those already attending SIUE);
Psychology MA/MS (Fall only – Feb 1); Social Work (Fall only - February 15);
Sociology (Fall - July 10, Spring - Nov 15, Summer - April 1);
Speech Language Pathology (Fall only – January 15);
Teaching (Summer only – last Friday in April).
For in-country international students the application deadline for classified (degree-seeking) status requires that Graduate Admissions receive all documents for admission to the Graduate School no later than July 15 for Fall Semester, Nov. 15 for Spring Semester and April 15 for Summer Semester.
For out-of-country international students the application deadline for classified (degree-seeking) status requires that Graduate Admissions receive all documents for admission to the Graduate School no later than June 1 for Fall Semester, October 1st for Spring Semester and March 1st for Summer Semester.
For more information about your needs as an international student, contact International Student Services, (618) 650-3785.
As a graduate student, are there scholarship deadlines to keep in mind?
If you apply for the CGA, but your SIUE application is incomplete, your application for the Competitive Graduate Award will be removed from consideration. Please call the Student Service Center at (618) 650-2080 or e-mail them at email@example.com or call Graduate Admissions at (618) 650-3770. The Toll-Free telephone number for Graduate Admissions in Illinois is (800) 447-7483 and the Toll-Free National number is (888) 328-5168. International applicants may e-mail International Graduate Admissions at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hard-copy applications & application fees can either be mailed to the Bursar Office, Box 1042, SIUE, Edwardsville, IL 62026-1042, or hand delivered to the Bursar Office at Rendleman Hall, room 1101 or to the Service Center, Rendleman Hall, room 1309.
Electronic application and fee submission is available both for domestic and international students for classified (degree-seeking) and unclassified (non-degree seeking) applications.
You can FAX your application to the Admissions Office at (618) 650-3618. You may mail a check or money order or pay online at www.siue.edu/bursar.
Check with your advisor to obtain approval to take an undergraduate class.
Submit a new classified graduate application checking the box for “new graduate major”. If you have been an active student within nine terms of the term of admission, there will be no additional application fee. Be sure to check with the new graduate program for additional admission requirements.
If you have not attended graduate school for three consecutive terms (a term being either summer, fall or spring), you must submit a new application, check the box for returning students, and pay the application fee of $30 and if you were previously attending as a graduate student but have been out of school for nine consecutive terms.
Graduate students must request that prior credit be reviewed for applicability toward a graduate program. Request that an official transcript from the other institution be mailed directly to SIUE, Registrar’s Office, Campus Box 1047, Edwardsville, IL, 62026. Submit the Graduate Student Request Form to your graduate adviser for review. The form will then be forwarded to Graduate Records for review and you and the department will be notified of the results.
Graduate policy requires the completion of a master’s degree or certificate program within six years and within seven years for a specialist degree. If your course work falls within this time frame, your credit will be considered toward completion of your degree. If your credit was completed past this time frame, contact your Graduate Advisor to discuss the credit. Students can use the Graduate Student Request Form to request an exception to policy to include older course work as part of the accepted courses of the graduate program. The request must be initiated by the student and approved by the Graduate Program Director and Graduate Records.
An unclassified application takes approximately 5 working days to process from time of receipt in the Admissions Office. For classified, it would depend on how long it takes to receive all necessary paperwork and how long it takes for departmental approval.
Please call the Student Service Center at (618) 650-2080 or e-mail them at email@example.com or call Graduate Admissions at (618) 650-3770. The Toll-Free telephone number for Graduate Admissions in Illinois is (800) 447-7483 and the Toll-Free National number is (888) 328-5168. International applicants may e-mail International Graduate Admissions at firstname.lastname@example.org.
No. Unclassified credit at SIUE falls under the transfer credit policy and must be requested for transfer to the graduate degree program by submitting a completed Graduate Student Request Form to your graduate adviser for review. The request must be approved by the Graduate Program Director and Graduate Records.
In 2006-07 Graduate Students received Student Direct Loans totaling more than $11 million. Other forms of Federal Student Aid awarded to Graduate and Professional Students include Federal Work Study and Perkins Loans. Graduate students are not eligible for Federal and State grants such as the Pell, SEOG, and MAP grants.
Students apply for Federal Financial Aid electronically using the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). Graduate students must be pursuing a graduate degree (classified graduate status), and be enrolled in at least 5 hours. Other eligibility criteria can be found on our website.
Contact the Student Financial Aid office: (618) 650-3880 or drop by Rendleman Hall, room 2308. The Student Financial Aid Office is open 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Evening hours are available until 6:30 p.m. the first Monday and Thursday of each month during the fall and spring, and the first Monday of every month during the Summer.
There are 19 Competitive Graduate Awards (CGA) available through the Graduate School each year. Each comes with fall and spring tuition waivers and a $930 monthly stipend for nine months.
There are approximately 450 Graduate Assistantships available to classified graduate students taking at least six hours of graduate credit in the fall and spring semesters, and at least 3 hours of graduate credit in the summer.
The Graduate Scholar Award (GSA) is offered through the Graduate School. There are 15 awards available each year, consisting of fall and spring tuition waivers. Each award consists of a tuition waiver for the fall and spring semesters.
The Diversifying Faculty in Illinois (DFI) Award is available through the Vice Chancellor and Provost’s office. There are one or two awardees annually. Quoting from the website, the purpose of DFI is “to increase the number of underrepresented faculty and staff in Illinois institutions of higher education and higher education governing boards. The goal of DFI is to increase the number of minority full-time tenure track faculty and staff at Illinois post-secondary institutions (two- and four-year colleges and universities)…. Upon graduation, fellowship recipients are obligated to actively seek and accept, when offered, a teaching or non-teaching fulltime appointment at an Illinois post-secondary educational institution for the same amount of time as funded.” With questions, contact Venessa Brown: (618) 650-5867.
All the hiring is done within the individual departments so you must contact the department offering the appointment. More specific information is available in the Graduate Catalog. Call individual departments for details.
You may be eligible for a Summer Tuition Waiver if you have had an assistantship appointment for two consecutive semesters (fall and spring), have never had a summer tuition waiver before, and if there are no assistantships available in your unit during the summer. The application form must be completed, signed by your supervisor and academic dean or director and returned to the Graduate School, Rendleman Hall, room 2202, for processing.
Erin Miles, (618) 650-3010, will be able to help you. For other waivers, such as Cooperating Teacher Waiver, you can contact financial Aid at (618) 650-3880.
I’m a Graduate Assistant. Will my tuition waiver be taxed?
The value of the tuition waiver for graduate course work, in excess of $5,250 annually (in a calendar year), may be reported as non-cash taxable wages on graduate stipends payroll and on Form W-2. These non-cash wages are subject to tax withholding as required by the IRS for students whose positions are not specifically classified to as "research" or "teaching" but as "general." For questions about tax liability, contact Michelle Pugh (email@example.com) or Leisa Brooks (firstname.lastname@example.org) at 618-650-2190.
Classified students must meet with their academic advisor in their major department each semester to receive a PIN before registering for classes so that they can register themselves on Cougar Net. Unclassified students may contact the Graduate School at (618) 650-3010.
That depends. Are you a current student? When was the last time you took classes at SIUE? If you have not attended graduate school for three consecutive terms, you will need to apply for re-admission. Classes may close enrollment several months ahead of the beginning of the term, so check the availability of the class(es) that you wish to take before deciding for which term to re-apply. If classes have already started, it usually is too late to register.
Check Cougar Net by choosing “Course Status.” If the class is full, contact the department or go to the first class meeting, ask the professor if you can join the class and obtain a closed class card from the professor. The professor has the right to decline your request. If you receive a closed class card, you will need to take it to the Service Center to register for the class.
This information is available in the Schedule of Classes online or on Cougar Net under course status.
If you are a graduate assistant, you must submit an Overload/Underload form to the Graduate School, Rendleman Hall, room 2202.
Every graduate student who is in a master’s degree program, a post-baccalaureate certificate program or a post-master’s certificate program. Graduation from a certificate program is noted on the transcript and the student will receive a diploma.
Applications for graduation are available online, in the Service Center and in the Graduate School. The application should be turned into the Bursar’s Office with the application for graduation fee of $35.
Students must apply for graduation no later than the first day of the term in which the student expects to complete all degree requirements, including such final elements as thesis, project, recital or internship.
Yes, you can either pick up a graduation change form available in the Service Center, e-mail the information to the Service Center, or contact Graduate Records at (618) 650-3167 to update the term of graduation.
No. Enrollment in your final semester is not required in order to graduate. If you need access to University resources such as the Library, maintaining an active student status, or to keep your SIUE e-mail account active, you can enroll in UNIV 500 for a course fee of $37.50. Contact your adviser, the Service Center or (618) 650-2880, or Graduate Records or (618) 650-3167 to enroll in UNIV 500.
You are responsible for submitting the Registration of Thesis Title form to the Service Center, Rendleman Hall, Room 1309, by the first day of your graduation term. If you need to change the title, your thesis committee or have any questions, please contact Graduate Records in the Service Center or call (618) 650-3167 or e-mail email@example.com. When you submit your final thesis to the Graduate School, the Thesis Approval Page must be included.
Submit one copy of your thesis on copy paper to the Graduate School, Rendleman Hall, Room 2202, by the Friday before finals week. Once you have met this deadline, you have four (4) weeks to submit the final version of the thesis with one on copy paper and one on 20 lb. bond paper.
Visit the Commencement website.
Any vehicle on campus is required to have a parking decal, which can be purchased through Parking Services, room 1113, Rendleman Hall. Lots are color-coded to match the decals. Signs at lot entrances show the color decals accepted for each lot. For more information about decals and parking regulations, contact Parking Services, (618) 650-3680.
If you have a vehicle on campus, you are required to display a valid parking decal. Student decals may be purchased at Parking Services, Room 1113 in Rendleman Hall. Lots are color coded to match the decals; signs at the lot entrances indicate the color of decals that may be used on each lot.
How do I access my online student account?
Through the University's CougarNet system. you can check the availability of classes, view your current schedule, request an unofficial transcript and view your grades. You also can check the status of your financial aid, update you local, billing and email addresses, and search the system for a student job using the Job Finder tool.
Is it required that graduate students complete specific health forms through Health Service?
Those born on or after Jan. 1, 1957 are required to provide Health Service with a completed Immunization Record Form and proof of immunization against measles, mumps, rubella and tetanus/diphtheria. If you do not provide the required immunization record, you will not be allowed to register for any future term at SIUE or take classes. For more information, contact Health Service, (618) 650-2842.
There also are specific requirements for International students. For more information, contact Health Service, (618) 650-2843.
Is there a place for me to live on campus?
As a graduate student, you can live in an apartment in Cougar Village or at Bluff Hall. Cougar Village provides single-student and family housing options. Bluff Hall residents occupy a four-person non-smoking suite with a common bath. Both places are close to the library, classrooms and campus events. For deposit information and more specific details, contact University Housing, (618) 650-3931.