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As one of the top-ranked Graduate Schools in the nation, SIU offers you a unique learning experience. Our excellent programs, outstanding faculty, and scenic campus provide the perfect environment for our students to excel in whatever they choose to do. When it comes to academic pursuits, nothing should be off limits.

Visit SALUKI STORIES to watch short videos featuring exceptional SIU graduate students who have discovered, engaged, and transformed within their various fields of study.

In response to the Coronavirus  (COVID-19) outbreak, the Graduate School has made the following changes:

1. English Proficiency testing for International Graduate Applicants:

For international students affected by testing center closures, SIUC has approved the use of the Duolingo English Test for demonstrating English proficiency. A minimum score of 105 on a Duolingo English Test taken between January 1 and August 17, 2020 will fulfill English proficiency requirements for most graduate programs at SIUC.

If you plan to take the Duolingo English test, click the following links for more information:

https://testcenter.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/sections/360001819272-Preparing-for-the-Duolingo-English-Test
https://englishtest.duolingo.com/applicants

2. Admission decisions:

Admission decisions will be based on ONLY unofficial transcripts from all countries.  Official transcripts will still need to be received by the Graduate School prior to first registration.
3. I-20:
The Department of Homeland Security has approved sending scanned I-20’s.  If you are admitted, you may still receive a paper copy of your I-20 by following the usual eShipGlobal procedure.  However, if you would like to receive a scanned version instead, please contact our International Admissions Officer at christine.sellars@siu.edu

Dates and Deadlines

SUMMER 2020

JUNE 26 – Deadline to submit thesis/ dissertation/ research paper for initial format check. (REQUIRED)

JULY 3 – Deadline to submit final, approved version of thesis/ dissertation/ research paper. (REQUIRED)


FALL 2020

NOVEMBER 6 – Deadline to submit thesis/ dissertation/ research paper for initial format check. (REQUIRED)

NOVEMBER 13 – Deadline to submit final, approved version of thesis/ dissertation/ research paper. (REQUIRED)


SPRING 2021

FEBRUARY 5 – Deadline to apply for May graduation via Salukinet.

APRIL 2 – Deadline to submit thesis/ dissertation/ research paper for initial format check. (REQUIRED)

APRIL 9 – Deadline to submit final, approved version of thesis/ dissertation/ research paper. (REQUIRED)


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News and Messages:

MOLECULAR BIOLOGY, MICROBIOLOGY & BIOCHEMISTRY MASTER’S STUDENT PART OF SIU TEAM PRODUCING VIRAL TRANSPORT MEDIUM FOR COVID-19 TEST KITS

SIU makes final COVID-19 test component delivery to state after successful effort

By Tim Crosby

CARBONDALE, Ill. — Southern Illinois University Carbondale today will ship its final batch of a crucial COVID-19 test element to state of Illinois health officials, bringing the team’s final production tally to 115,000 vials of Viral Transport Medium.

Earlier this week, some of the faculty, staff and students who came together during the early days of the state’s health emergency loaded a van with the final shipment. Together with two other state universities, the SIU team helped buy time needed for industrial suppliers to ramp up VTM production. Read more…

In response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, the Graduate School has made accommodations to thesis/dissertation/research paper defense and approval procedures (PDF).

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Graduate School Newsletters 

SIU Graduate programs earn national recognition

Great Tuition Deal for incoming Salukis

Students who are new to SIU, and whose permanent home address is in Arkansas, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Missouri, Tennessee, or Wisconsin, will pay tuition at an Alternate Tuition Rate, equivalent to the Resident (In-State) rate. 

High Achievers Alternate Tuition Rate

High Achievers Alternate Tuition Rate - Effective Fall 2016 for new graduate students.

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