Associate Dean and Director’s Message

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Dr. Stephen C. ShihWelcome to the Graduate School of Southern Illinois University Carbondale!

Southern Illinois University Carbondale (SIUC) is a vibrant Carnegie Doctoral-High Research Activity (R2) University that embraces a unique tradition of access and opportunity, inclusive excellence, innovation in research and creativity, and outstanding teaching focused on nurturing student success. At the forefront of graduate education and research, SIUC boasts its exceptional graduate programs, state-of-the-art computer facilities and libraries, and research centers and labs to prepare 21st century graduate students for a fast-changing, highly competitive global professional world. 

The Graduate School is integral to preserving the University's mission and plays a key role in maintaining and further enhancing its Carnegie classification ranking and transforming SIUC to become a new kind of innovative research university. Being immersed in a welcoming, diverse, and creative learning environment, our graduate students have ample opportunities to participate in rigorous, interdisciplinary research in their chosen field of study by working alongside highly qualified graduate faculty and a diverse group of peers. 

The Graduate School at SIUC is committed to the success and intellectual development of our students through promoting innovative graduate education and research to hone their research, analytical, and critical thinking skills, effectively prepare them for careers in their chosen path and equip them to change the world. 

We are here to help you succeed. Enjoy the journey of your pursuit of academic excellence and career success! 

Stephen C. Shih, Ph.D.
Associate Dean and Director of the Graduate School