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Southern Illinois University Carbondale
2022 - 2023 Graduate Academic Catalog

Volume 63, March 2022

This catalog supersedes Volume 62, of the Southern Illinois University Carbondale Bulletin.
Graduate School Phone: 618-536-7791
Web: gradschool.siu.edu

This publication provides information about Southern Illinois University Carbondale. Primary attention is given to its academic programs, rules and regulations, and procedures. Students will be subject to the published requirements in effect when they are admitted to the Graduate School. Students beginning graduate work during the period of time from the start of summer session 2022 through spring semester 2023 are subject to the academic requirements of the Graduate School as specified in this publication. These requirements may be superseded by future publications of the Graduate Catalog. If the requirements are subsequently changed, students may elect either to meet the requirements in force in their particular degree programs immediately prior to the change, or to meet the new requirements. If they elect the former option they shall be guaranteed a minimum period of time from the date that the program requirements were changed within which minimum period they will be permitted to complete the old degree requirements.

This minimum period shall be determined by the school, department, or other degree-program unit, subject to the following two constraints. First, the minimum period prescribed by the program may not exceed the standard Graduate School limitation that credit applied toward fulfillment of requirements for the master’s degree must have been earned within a six-year period preceding the completion of the degree, and that doctoral students must complete degree requirements within five years after admission to candidacy. Second, the minimum period shall encompass no less than two years for master’s degree students and three years for doctoral students, with the exception that students in the last stage of their degree work when requirements change (a master’s student who has completed all requirements except the thesis or research report and the final examination or a doctoral student who has been admitted to Ph.D. candidacy) shall not be subject to the new requirements but may complete their degrees within the standard Graduate School limitations stated above. Students who elect to follow old requirements, but do not complete their work within the minimum period prescribed by the program, shall, unless they were in the last stage of their degree work when requirements changed, be subject to requirements in force at the time they complete their degrees, and shall be subject to the standard Graduate School limitations described above. The University reserves the right to change information contained herein on matters other than curricular requirements without notice when circumstances warrant such action.

Southern Illinois University

Southern Illinois University has entered its second hundred years of teaching, research, and service. At the outset of the 1970’s, Southern Illinois University became a single state system with two universities: Southern Illinois University Carbondale and Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. Southern Illinois University Carbondale also has a medical school campus in Springfield.

Southern Illinois University Carbondale (SIU) first operated as a two-year normal school, but in 1904 became a four-year, degree-granting institution. In 1943, SIU was transformed from a teacher-training institution into a university, thus giving official recognition to the area’s demand for diversified training and service. Graduate work was instituted in 1943, with the first doctoral degrees granted in 1959. There has been diversification and expansion of graduate programs across the University through the College of Agricultural, Life, and Physical Sciences, the College of Arts and Media, the College of Business and Analytics, the College of Engineering, Computing, Technology, and Mathematics, the College of Health and Human Sciences, the College of Liberal Arts, the Graduate School, the School of Education, the School of Law, and the School of Medicine. Combined, these colleges presently offer over 110 graduate degree programs.

In keeping with the state’s master plan, and with a commitment to enhance its Carnegie Doctoral/Research-Extensive University status, the University’s objective is to provide a comprehensive educational program meeting as many individual student needs as possible. While providing excellent instruction in a broad range of traditional programs, it also helps individual students design special programs when their interests are directed toward more individualized curricula. The University comprises a faculty and the facilities to offer general and professional training ranging from two-year associate degrees to doctoral programs, as well as certificate and non-degree programs meeting the needs of persons not interested in degree education.

Mission

SIU embraces a unique tradition of access and opportunity, inclusive excellence, innovation in research and creativity, and outstanding teaching focused on nurturing student success. As a nationally ranked public research university and regional economic catalyst, we create and exchange knowledge to shape future leaders, improve our communities, and transform lives.

Enrollment

In fall semester 2021, SIU had of a total enrollment of 11,266, including 2,530 registered graduate students (1,726 master's, 804 doctoral).

Location

Carbondale is approximately 100 miles southeast of St. Louis, Missouri. Immediately south of Carbondale begins some of the most rugged and picturesque terrain in Illinois. Sixty miles to the south is the historic confluence of the Ohio and Mississippi rivers, the two forming the border of the southern tip of Little Egypt, the fourteen southernmost counties in Illinois. Within ten miles of the campus are located two state parks and four recreational lakes. Much of the area is a part of the 263,000 acre Shawnee National Forest.

Campus

The Carbondale campus, comprising more than 3,290 acres, has developed a 981 acre portion with woods and a lake as a site for its academic buildings and residence halls. The buildings are located in wooded tracts along two circular shaped campus drives, named for Lincoln and Douglas.

Board of Trustees and Officers of Administration

Board of Trustees of Southern Illinois University 
J. Phil Gilbert, Chair, Carbondale 
Ed Hightower, Vice-Chair, Edwardsville
Roger Tedrick, Secretary, Mount Vernon
Shaylee Clinton (Student Trustee), Carbondale
Edgar Curtis, Springfield
Subhash Sharma, Carbondale
John Simmons, Alton
Madelyn Walters (Student Trustee), Edwardsville
Misty Whittington, Executive Secretary of the Board of Trustees
Luke Crater, General Counsel
Duane Stucky, Board Treasurer

Officers of Administration, Southern Illinois University
Daniel Mahony, President
Duane Stucky, Senior Vice President for Financial and Administrative Affairs
Sheila Caldwell, Vice President for Antiracism, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion and Chief Diversity Officer
Gireesh Gupchup, Vice President for Academic Innovation, Planning and Partnerships
John Charles, Executive Director for Governmental and Public Affairs
Kimberly Labonte, Executive Director, Internal Audit
Rob Patino, Director, Office of Technology Management and Industry Relations

Officers of Administration, Southern Illinois University Carbondale
Austin A. Lane, Chancellor
Meera Komarraju, Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs
Jerry Kruse, Provost and Dean, School of Medicine
Paul Frazier, Vice Chancellor for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Gary Kinsel, Interim Vice Chancellor for Research
Jeffery Burgin, Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs
Julie McReynolds, Interim Executive Director for Finance 
James Potter, Executive Director, University Communications and Marketing
Matt Kupec, Interim Director Intercollegiate Athletics

Deans of Colleges and Schools
Eric C. Brevik, College of Agricultural, Life, and Physical Sciences
Olusegun A. Ojewuyi, College of Arts and Media
Terry Clark, College of Business and Analytics
Cecil M. Smith, School of Education
Xiaoqing (Frank) Liu, College of Engineering, Computing, Technology, and Mathematics
Robert D. Morgan, College of Health and Human Sciences
Camille Davidson, School of Law
Andrew Balkansky, College of Liberal Arts
John Pollitz, Library Affairs

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Undergraduate Studies

The information on this website is related to graduate programs only. Find information about undergraduate studies at the Undergraduate Studies page.

Mission

SIU embraces a unique tradition of access and opportunity, inclusive excellence, innovation in research and creativity, and outstanding teaching focused on nurturing student success.  As a nationally ranked public research university and regional economic catalyst, we create and exchange knowledge to shape future leaders, improve our communities, and transform lives.

Affirmative Action Policy 

It is the policy of Southern Illinois University Carbondale to provide equal employment and educational opportunities for all qualified persons without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, status as a protected veteran, sexual orientation, gender identity, pregnancy, or marital status. View the Affirmative Action Policy here.