Dean's Message

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Dr. Lee

Thank you very much for your interest in the Graduate School at Southern Illinois University (SIU), Carbondale. As you are aware, graduate and professional education will provide you with ample opportunities for your future career success. SIU’s graduate school is an environment in which students acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to compete in the global economy and solve problems of national and global scope.  

SIU is a wonderful, enriching place for making your graduate educational goal a reality and is ranked as a high research activity university by the Carnegie Foundation, perching us among the top 5% of public research institutions in the US. The U.S. News and World Report has ranked us as a top-100 graduate school in the nation. Over 70 master’s and 30 doctoral programs are available across all academic disciplines in nine colleges and schools. Our faculty members are accomplished, world-class scholars, who generate grant funding from prestigious sources such as the National Science Foundation and National Institutes of Health. They create hundreds of scholarly articles and books each year, create world-class art, serve the region and the nation with their expertise, and excel in the classroom, studio, and laboratory.

SIU’s campus is diverse and vibrant, with over 4,000 graduate students enrolled, and over 1000 of them are international. We are extremely proud of the graduate students at SIU Carbondale who compete with the best around the world, winning fellowships and grants from agencies such as the Fulbright Foundation, National Science Foundation, and Environmental Protection Agency. They are not only very successful academically but also well-prepared for their careers after they have graduated from SIU.

We look forward to serving you on campus and/or online.

Best Wishes,

Dr. Yueh-Ting Lee

Dean of the Graduate School