Graduate School

Southern Illinois University (SIU) at Carbondale has a long and proud tradition in graduate education and research. It is a Carnegie Research University that offers 75 masters and over 30 Doctoral programs. The Graduate School has approximately 4,000 students from throughout the United States and over 90 countries, and is home to 50 Fulbright students. The U.S. News and World Report ranks SIU as one of the top-100 graduate schools in the nation.

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. The school aims to provide our graduate and professional students with ample opportunities for their future employment and career success.

The graduate school does its best to support its students — just over half of them receive some funding from teaching, research and administrative assistantships and fellowships. They count on us, and we count on them. Your generous contributions will help the school support its outstanding graduate students.

To obtain a full list of the Graduate School’s identified funding needs, please contact Toi Hatcher, Director of Development for the Graduate School and Library Affairs, at the SIU Foundation. 618-453-6742

FUNDS TO SUPPORT

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Graduate Student Scholarship Fund

Supports scholarships for students enrolled in the graduate school and is administered at the discretion of the dean of the graduate school.

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Graduate Fellowship Fund

Provides master and doctoral fellowships to support graduate assistantships and research selected by the graduate school and is administered at the discretion of the dean of the graduate school. Also provides general fellowships to support graduate research selected by the graduate school.
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Willis Swartz Graduate Award Fund

Fund honors the work of Dr. Willis Swartz. This award will be open to all applications and preference is given to incoming graduate international students.
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Graduate Student Educational Support Fund

Supports graduate students including travel to conferences, research expenses, dissertation expenses, and publication expenses.
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Graduate School Activities Fund

Provides funds for the support and development of the graduate school.