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JUNE 29 - Format check deadline for thesis/ dissertation/ research paper

JULY 6 - Deadline to submit final revisions of thesis/ dissertation/ research paper

FALL 2018

NOVEMBER 2 – Deadline to submit thesis/ dissertation/ research paper for initial format check

NOVEMBER 9 – Deadline to submit final revisions of thesis/ dissertation/ research paper

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Interim Director’s Message

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.


Graduate Saluki Stories


 Janice Valencia-D. is a Fulbright-Colciencias fellow from Bogotá, Colombia. She joined SIU as a PhD student in August, 2016 and is a long-time enthusiast and researcher of orchids.  Valencia-D. graduated as biologist from the Universidad Nacional de Colombia in 2004. She was the Main Curator of the Herbario del Jardín Botánico de Bogotá between 2013-2016, Associate Lecturer in public and private universities in Colombia and Coordinator of some heritage collections like the Museo de Historia Natural at the Universidad Nacional de Colombia. She is co-author of the "Plan for the Conservation of the Orchids in Colombia" and several other papers and books in botany. Currently, her research project focuses on understanding the mechanisms of DNA evolution and their implications in the evolution and diversification of orchids. 

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