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Graduate Catalog 2015-16



Information Technology Services manages computer labs and classrooms. Curriculum-related labs and classrooms are located in each of the classroom buildings. Open-access labs are located in Lovejoy Library, Bluff Hall, Evergreen Hall, Prairie Hall, Woodland Hall, Cougar Village Commons, Founders Hall, Peck Hall, Dunham Hall, the Science Building, the Art and Design Building, and the Engineering Building. Computer labs may be used by current SIUE faculty, staff, and students.

Distance Learning facilities at SIUE provide two-way audio and video connections on a dedicated network to more than 30 classroom sites in southern Illinois and via dial-up connections to sites around the world.

For more information or if you have questions, call (618)650-5500, email, or see

Audio Visual Services at ITS

AV equipment scheduling - AV equipment orders can be placed via phone, online or in person. The AV equipment is delivered to the classroom, and then picked up at the end of class. For Additional information, contact AVS at (618)650-5500, or at Lovejoy Library - LB 0005.

Smart classrooms - A computer, DVD/VCR player, sound system and data projector are permanently housed in numerous "smart" classrooms. ITS provides equipment training, support and maintenance for these rooms. "Smart" classrooms are unlocked before the first classes in the morning and locked after the last classes at night. Currently there are 55 smart classrooms in various buildings supported by ITS.

DVD and Video Usage and Scheduling - All DVDs and tapes are now housed in Lovejoy Library and scheduled via phone, online or in person. DVDs or tapes for use in the classrooms may be picked up in person or, scheduled for smart classroom or traditional classroom delivery and pickup by ITS staff. For additional information, contact AVS at (618)650-3051, or at Lovejoy Library - Self-Instruction Lab/Microfiche - Second Floor.

Equipment consultation - Advise clientele in interfacing various instructional technology not normally housed in the ITS Smart classrooms.


DVDs, films, videos and other media software can be scheduled via the Media Library office. Media covering a broad range of educational interests is available for classroom or personal viewing. Faculty, staff and students may check out media, arrange to have it delivered to their classroom or view it in the Self-Instruction Lab. Students may check out 2 titles for a maximum of 7 days. Faculty, teaching assistants and staff may use their proxy borrowing privileges to have students pick up media by ordering it in advance, then sending a proxy form and Faculty ID with the students picking up the media. Students picking up media for personal use must do so in person and present a valid student ID.

Media titles held by Lovejoy Library may be located through the Library's online catalog. Since media availability varies, clients should schedule orders well in advance of the date needed. Arrangements for classroom use of any program may be made through the Media Librarian or online. To avoid scheduling conflicts of limited resources and to allow adequate processing time, faculty needing delivery of media must contact the Media Librarian by phone (3051) or in person, no later than 24 hours before it is required. However, when media is requested for pickup, this 24-hour policy may be waived subject to the Media Librarian's workload. When the 24-hour policy is not observed, a minimum advance notice of 2 hours is required for the order. Online requests must be received no later than 72 working hours before the media is needed. The Media Library is open during regular library hours. All media ordered for pickup will be checked out and returned to microforms/media, located on the 2nd floor of Lovejoy Library. Please, do not return media in the library book returns. Damage is the user's responsibility.

The Library's media collection is available for checkout only to SIUE faculty, staff, and students. For additional information about the Media Library, see


Bus service is provided by Madison County Transit, which serves local communities surrounding the SIUE campus and which connects with MetroLink for rail travel into St. Louis. The University also cooperates with Madison County Transit to provide the Cougar Shuttle, a service connecting residence halls and Cougar Village with key locations on campus.


The Career Development Center is a comprehensive center for the development of career objectives and direction for students and alumni. The Center helps assists students and alumni relate their academic majors to career fields; implement and enhance their career development; explore and confirm career/major choices; and develop job-search strategies. These are accomplished through the integration of various career development theories, career interest inventories, and personal style inventories.

Career guidance is provided through personal counseling. Our Cooperative Education (Co-op) and Internship Program is a major component of the career development process, assisting students in all majors to gain career-related work experience in paid paraprofessional positions or unpaid internships while attending SIUE. Some of the many other services provided by the Center include workshops on various topics, resume referral, on-campus interviewing, and a Career Resource Center.

Accessing the Career Development Center's home page ( via the Internet allows complete access to the Center. Students can register with the Cougar Jobline to view career, Co-op, and internship positions and to sign up for on-campus interview opportunities. Career fairs are held annually, allowing students and alumni to network with employers, both local and national.

For details about the Career Development Center, please call (618)650-3708, stop by the office Student Success Center 0281, or visit our website at


Counseling Services provides counseling to students coping with personal, psychological, and/or interpersonal issues. Crisis intervention for residential students, alcohol and drug information and psycho-educational outreach programs are also offered. The Counseling Services department serves as a practicum site for graduate students, enrolled in clinical psychology, counseling and social work programs. Our counselors are committed to assisting students in their adjustment to living and learning in a university environment and in realizing their full worth and potential. Appointments are conducted in a private setting, and all consultations are confidential.

For additional information regarding Counseling Services, please visit our webpage at, call (618) 650-2197 or send an e-mail to The office is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

To schedule an appointment, please go to our webpage and under "General Information" click on "Forms." Next, click on "Intake Forms." Download and print out the forms. Complete the forms with your information. Come to the Counseling Services office located on the lower level of the Student Success Center, Room 0220. Present your information and request an appointment. You will be matched to a therapist based on your needs and scheduled in a timely way. If there is a crisis, please come to the Counseling Service office and let the secretary know you are in crisis and need to speak to the first available therapist. If there is an emergency, dial 911 and request assistance or go to the nearest emergency room.


Disability Support Services is responsible to provide all academic accommodations at SIUE. Any student with a documented disability who requires accommodations should make an appointment with Disability Support Services to coordinate academic accommodations.

All students with disabilities are encouraged to visit DSS in the Student Success Center Room 1270. Students may contact the office via phone at (618) 650-3726 (V/T) or via e-mail at or review our website


Preschool education is available for children of SIUE students, University employees, and community members. This center is located on North West University Drive off Circle Drive.

The Early Childhood Center is open from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Monday through Friday. Parents may choose from full day or morning programs. Children between the ages of two and five may be enrolled. Please note the Center works off of a waiting list. For more information, call (618) 650-2556 or visit our website at


For evening students, the Service Center offers limited assistance for Parking Services and selected other offices when those offices are closed. Bursar services are available in the evening at the Satellite Cashiering Station located within the Service Center. In addition several offices, including Parking Services and Textbook Service, offer some extended evening hours when classes are in session. Some services, including Lovejoy Library, Academic Counseling and Advising, and the University Bookstore, have extended hours Monday through Thursday evenings when classes are in session. Information Technology Services has extended hours Monday through Friday, and is also on Saturdays. Inquire at each office for specific hours of operation.

For additional information about the Service Center phone 618-650-2080 or 888-328-5168 ext. 2080 (toll-free from St. Louis, Missouri), visit the Service Center website at, or send e-mail to


Health Service, located in the Student Success Center, room 0220, provides acute care medical care, immunizations, laboratory diagnostic testing, women's health services, and pharmacy services to members of the University community. Students must be enrolled and have paid the Student Welfare and Activity Fee in order to use the services at the student rate.

All students entering the University who were born on or after January 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. This requirement is in compliance with legislation enacted by the State of Illinois.

Students who fail to comply with the immunization requirement will not be allowed to register for any future term at the University, may be subject to a $25 fine, and may have their classes cancelled.

International students should contact Health Services for information about additional requirements before entering the University. International students must also provide proof of health insurance coverage at the Health Service Office for every semester of enrollment. Information about the insurance is available on the website.

For further information about Health Service, please call (618) 650-2842 or visit the website at For specific information about the immunization requirements, call (618) 650-2843.


The Center of International Programs provides a comprehensive range of services for international students at SIUE. These services include orientation assistance, immigration advisement, coordination of community hospitality programs, and general support services and referral assistance. The office is located on the lower level of the Student Success Center. For more information, call (618) 650-3785 or go to


Library and Information Services (LIS) provides information resources and services to support instruction, scholarship, and service activities of the University. Library and Information Services acquires and maintains information resources, provides services to assist users in developing information literacy skills, and provides facilities to house material, equipment, and laboratories. For more information, see


SIUE parking is based on color-coded lots with corresponding permits. All students, faculty, and staff who park a vehicle on University property must purchase and display a current, valid SIUE permit. You may not purchase a permit if you have outstanding parking fines. Permits may be purchased online at or by mail to the Parking Services Office, Box 1044, Edwardsville, IL 62026. Permits may also be purchased in person at Parking Services, Rendleman Hall, Room 1113.

Evening Students have the option of purchasing one of a limited number of evening permits. These permits are sold on a first come, first served basis and allow parking after 4:00 p.m. in specific lots that are closer to the classroom buildings.

All citations issued to a registered vehicle are the responsibility of the person in whose name the permit is issued. Citations issued on a non-registered vehicle belonging to members of student's or employee's immediate family will be the responsibility of the student or employee. Citations may be paid online at or by mail to the Parking Services office, Box 1044, Edwardsville, IL 62026. Payment may also be made at the Parking Services office. Include the citation with the appropriate payment and be sure that they are received in Parking Services within ten (10) working days of the citation issue date. Appeals may be filed online at or you may obtain an appeal form from the website or from Parking Services. An appeal may not be filed until a $5 partial payment has been made. Appeals must be written and filed within ten (10) working days immediately following the citation issue date.

For more information, please call (618) 650-3680 or visit the parking website at

Parking for Persons with Disabilities

Members of the University Community who have state-issued disability hang tags, parking cards or plates are also required to purchase and display current SIUE parking permits in order to use parking spaces for persons with disabilities on University property. For short-term problems, one 30 day temporary disability parking permit may be authorized by the University's Health Service. If an individual already has a note from his or her doctor, it may be taken directly to Parking Services for the 30 day permit. The purchase of a current SIUE parking permit is also required. A SIUE temporary disability permit does not authorize an individual to park in a space for individuals with a disability. Rather, Health Service and Parking Services work together to provide parking that is closer, more convenient. A state-issued permit is required if the need persists for more than 30 days.


The Service Center is located in Rendleman Hall, room 1309. In this one location SIUE students can find information and assistance with registration, adds, drops and withdrawals, transcript requests and other student administrative business. Among the many services provided are the following:

  • address, name, and student identification number changes
  • admission applications (undergraduate and graduate)
  • Bursar Satellite Cashiering Station
  • class registration and adds, drops, and withdrawals
  • Cougar Card student identification cards and debit plan deposits
  • Cougar Net access to student records
  • enrollment certification requests
  • forms and general information related to a variety of student concerns
  • graduation applications (undergraduate and graduate)
  • Illinois reclassification of residency applications
  • transcript requests
  • tuition calculation

During fall and spring semesters, Service Center hours of operation are 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday and Thursday and 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday. During Summer term (approximately May 1 through August 15) hours of service may be reduced. The Service Center offers additional hours of service at the beginning of each term. These hours are subject to change when classes are not in session and at other times as needed.


The Speech, Language, and Hearing Center, is located in the Department of Special Education and Communication Disorders on the first floor of Founders Hall. The Center provides evaluative and therapeutic services for SIUE students, faculty, staff, and individuals from the surrounding communities with communication disorders.

For children and adults, diagnostic and therapeutic services are available in the following areas:

Speech: articulation disorders/Phonological disorders; developmental delay; neuromotor disorders (cerebral palsy and other congenital disorders/syndromes; fluency disorders (stuttering); voice disorders; dysarthria; stroke/head injury rehabilitation; aural rehabilitation (hearing loss/impairment); speech disorders related to craniofacial anomalies.

Language: developmental delays; acquired language disorders (due to traumatic brain injury, illness); language-learning disabilities; cognitive disorders due to brain injury; aphasia and related disorders; auditory processing disorders.

Audiology: complete audiologic evaluations; middle ear function studies; auditory processing disorders; hearing screenings (on and off-campus); electrophysiological testing (auditory brainstem response, otoacoustic emissions); aural rehabilitation.

Faculty all hold certification from the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association and an Illinois license in Speech-Language Pathology. The SIUE Speech, Language, and Hearing Center operates year round on the academic schedule. The center serves as a primary training site for graduate students in the Department of Special Education and Communication Disorders.

Referrals and further information can be obtained by calling the Center Secretary at (618) 650-5623.


The Student Leadership Development Program (SLDP) is open to all graduate students. The leadership program provides opportunities for students to develop leadership and professional development skills, gain practical experience, and increase civic awareness through participation in University and community service, leadership modules, Seven Habits of Highly Effective People, and IMAGE, a professional development program. Involvement in the program is designed to accommodate each student's interests and schedule. There is no time limit for program completion; students participate at their own pace. Students who complete the program receive a Student Leadership Transcript. For more information, visit the Carol Kimmel Student Leadership Development Center located on the first floor of the Morris University Center, call (618) 650-2686, or go to


Testing Services administers examinations that prospective graduate students may be required to take before they can be admitted to graduate programs. These examinations include the Miller Analogies Test (MAT) and the Graduate Record Examinations (GRE) Subject Tests.

For more information about these examinations, visit the Testing Services Web site at, call the Testing Services office at (618) 650-1246, or visit the Testing Services office in the Student Success Center, Room 1246 from 8:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. on Monday through Friday.


Graduate students at SIUE have two options for living on campus, Evergreen Hall and Cougar Village.

Evergreen Hall

Evergreen Hall combines the independence of apartment-style living with the amenities of a residence hall. Evergreen Hall offers four different floor plans:

• Studio apartment - one person, private unit with kitchen

• 4 bedroom suite - four people, private bedrooms, one bath, living room, no kitchen

• 4 bedroom apartment - four people, private bedrooms, one bath, living room, full kitchen

• 4 bedroom apartment - six people, two private bedrooms, two shared bedrooms, two baths, living room, full kitchen

All Evergreen Hall units are air conditioned and fully furnished. There are fully equipped kitchens in each apartment and throughout the building. Evergreen features 24-hour security, expanded basic cable TV, wireless access to the SIUE network (active data jacks also available), and an active telephone jack in each unit. The building also features social and study lounges on each wing, a 24-hour computer lab, fitness center and social and academic activities. Residents are not required to purchase a meal plan in Evergreen Hall, but they are available.

Cougar Village

Cougar Village is a 62 building traditional apartment complex. Single students and family residents reside in smoke-free two- and three-bedroom apartments that include a full kitchen with appliances, dining room, bathroom, and living room. Single student apartments are fully furnished. Family residents may choose between furnished and unfurnished accommodations.

Students may access the SIUE wireless network from their apartment, as well as take advantage of the computer lab in the Cougar Village Commons. On-site laundry facilities are available. All utilities, except off-campus telephone calls, are included in the University Housing contract payment. Residents are not required to purchase a meal plan in Cougar Village, but they are available.

To apply for Housing at SIUE, students must complete and submit the housing application/contract and pay a nonrefundable $25 application fee, $75 reservation deposit (which becomes a damage deposit when the applicant becomes a resident of University Housing), and a $200 advance payment. The application/contract is not complete and will not be considered without the required $300 deposit. Students should apply for Housing as soon as possible due to limited availability. The preferred application deadline for fall-spring is May 1, the preferred deadline for spring is December 1 and the preferred deadline for summer is April 1.

For additional information regarding University Housing, contact the Central Housing Office at 618-650-3931 or via e-mail, Information is also available on the University Housing website at The Central Housing Office is located in Rendleman Hall, room 0224. Information is also available on the University Housing website at


Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Police are committed to providing a safe and secure environment for students, employees, and visitors, and to enforce fully all state and federal laws and institutional policies and regulations to ensure such an environment.

The University Police Department is located in the Supporting Services Building and provides services 24 hours per day, 365 days per year. The non-emergency telephone number for University Police is (618) 650-3324. Emergency 911 calls are directed to University Police, which is responsible for dispatching appropriate police, fire, or ambulance services.

The University Police operate under a Community Oriented Policing philosophy which sets the foundation for providing quality service based on high ethical standards. It includes being responsive and responsible to the community by building partnerships with students, faculty, and staff. University Police are highly visible through bike patrols, foot patrols, and vehicular means

The SIUE Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is available online at  The report contains campus safety and security information, crime statistics, fire safety policies, and fire statistics for the previous three calendar years.  This report is published in compliance with Federal law, titled the “Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act” and the Higher Education Opportunity Act also known as the “Campus Fire Safety Right to Know.”  For those without computer access, a paper copy of the report may be obtained, with a 24-hour notice, from the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Administration, Rendleman Hall, Room 2228, 618-650-2536.

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville is strongly committed to crime prevention, law enforcement, and crime reporting. University campuses, like all other communities, are not immune to crime. Students, faculty, and staff are urged to take advantage of safety programs, to take all reasonable precautions for their own safety, and to report all crimes.

Non-Emergency Telephone Number: 650-3324

Emergency: Dial 911


Writing Center is a resource open to SIUE students, freshman through graduate level in every discipline. Students can work with tutors who provide individual assistance on all types of writing assignments, or they can work independently on computerized grammar or rhetoric tutorials. In addition, there are tutors who specialize in working with students whose native language is not English. The Writing Center also has many handouts and worksheets on specific aspects of the writing process, grammar, and punctuation and gives workshops on a variety of writing-related topics. And Writing Center staff work with instructors individually creating and presenting workshops tailored to their classes. Appointments are recommended. Located in the Student Success Center, room 1254, the Writing Center is open for daytime, evening, and weekend use. For more information, call 618) 650-2045 or e-mail

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