Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

Introduction

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (SIUE) is a nationally recognized university that educates and develops professional and community leaders through its excellent faculty and programs. With a student-to-teacher ratio of 16-to-1, SIUE offer the advantages of a small, liberal arts college.

SIUE offers the lowest tuition rate of all public universities in Illinois. Low tuition cost, combined with undergraduate tuition reductions, graduate assistantships, competitive graduate awards and a low cost of living, makes SIUE an affordable choice for a quality education. SIUE offers highly regarded master’s programs plus post-baccalaureate certificates, specialist degrees and doctoral degrees. With more than 2,600 graduate students enrolled, SIUE is committed to educating a distinguished and diverse cohort of master’s and doctoral students.

SIUE is known for its welcoming and friendly environment and offers strong support for international students with admissions, immigration, academic advising, career placement and cultural integration. The student body is comprised of nearly 25 percent minority and international students. SIUE students interact with faculty at all levels, which is a critical factor in academic success.

SIUE’s location is ideal. The 2,660-acre campus features beautiful landscapes, bike trails, canoeing and gardens. International students enjoy a safe, suburban campus environment with easy access to the St. Louis area where they can access cultural events, professional opportunities and convenient travel at a major international airport.

The SIUE campus is only 25 minutes from downtown St. Louis, Missouri. Voted one of the fastest growing cities for tech jobs by CNN, St. Louis is an excellent place for students to seek internships and careers. SIUE students have access to internship and cooperative training opportunities at the many technical, industrial and professional companies located in the metropolitan area. This hands-on experience translates into career success. SIUE international students have gone on to jobs with IBM, Dell, Monsanto, Intel and Microsoft, to name a few.

Dedicated to serving its international students, SIUE is committed to making application decisions in a timely manner. Once all materials have been submitted, SIUE can have an admission decision on a graduate application in as little as six weeks.

As important as location, affordability and teacher-student ratios, we are an institution with a clear purpose and mission. There is ample evidence that we have achieved excellence in education and that we are a premier metropolitan University:

  • U.S. News & World ReportBest Colleges consistentlylists SIUE among the top public universities in the best Regional Universities Midwest (master's granting) category. The overall scores are based on the academic preparedness of students, graduation rates, faculty characteristics and the reputation of SIUE in higher education.
  • Washington Monthlyconsistently ranks SIUE among the Top master’s universities in the nation. Unlike conventional college rankings, the national magazineevaluates an institution’s “contribution to the public good” in three broad categories:categories: social mobility, research and service.
  • The nationally recognized online news magazine,The Daily Beast,ranks SIUE 21st in the nation among its Top 50 Safest Colleges.
  • The Carnegie Commission categorizes SIUE as primarily a residential campus. We provide student life activities comparable to many larger universities.
  • Morethan half of the international student population at SIUE can be found in the School of Engineering,one of the most comprehensive engineering schools in the region offering a broad range of professionally accredited programs.
  • Biology and chemistry graduates in the College of Arts and Sciences are regularly accepted and excel in medical and dental schools.
  • The Princeton Review consistently lists the School of Business as a top business school in the United States and abroad.
  • SIUE is fully certified at the Division I level by the NCAA and is as a member of the Ohio Valley Conference, the Missouri Valley Conference (men’s soccer) and the Southern Conference (wrestling).
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Master

Master of Marketing Research

Campus Full time September 2017 USA Edwardsville

The Master of Marketing Research (MMR) degree is designed to prepare individuals with diverse backgrounds for careers in marketing research and to meet the need of businesses [+]

Degrees Available at SIUE

• Master of Marketing Research

Marketing Research at SIUE

The master of marketing research (MMR) degree is designed to prepare individuals with diverse backgrounds for careers in marketing research and to meet the need of businesses, government or nonprofit organizations for competent marketing research professionals. The program’s goal is to develop professional marketing researchers who: (1) understand business operations, marketing processes, and the complexity and nature of marketing problems; (2) can apply research to help solve management problems, define marketing opportunities and aid in decision making; (3) can plan, execute and manage a research project; (4) know marketing research techniques and specialties; (5) can write a cogent, well-organized research report; and (6) can communicate research proposals, results, conclusions, and recommendations clearly and effectively. The MMR graduate will be well prepared to practice marketing research and to make substantial contributions to the marketing research profession.... [-]


Master of Public Administration (MPA)

Campus Full time September 2017 USA Edwardsville

he MPA program at SIUE, accredited by the National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration, is one of the largest graduate degree programs on the SIUE campus and the largest MPA program in the region. Distinguishing characteristics of the program include [+]

Degrees Available at SIUE

• Master of Public Administration

Master of Public Administration at SIUE

The Department of Public Administration offers a graduate program leading to the master of public administration degree, a professional degree designed to prepare persons for management careers in the public and nonprofit sectors. The program serves two types of students: (1) pre-service students who have recently completed a bachelor’s degree and wish to use the master’s degree to gain entry into a professional career track, and (2) in-service students who have worked for several years in the public sector or nonprofit sector, but wish to return to the University to enhance or upgrade their skills and knowledge.... [-]


MSc

Master of Science in Accountancy (MSA)

Campus Full time Part time September 2017 USA Edwardsville

The accountancy graduate program builds upon the student’s general education and foundation knowledge of business and accounting to provide a deeper understanding and greater knowledge of business and accounting. Each student’s program [+]

Degrees Available at SIUE

• Master of Science in Accountancy (MSA)

• Master of Science in Accountancy (MSA), Taxation Specialization

Accountancy at SIUE

The master of science in accountancy (MSA) degree program provides an advanced professional plan of study designed to prepare individuals for careers as professional accountants in public accounting, industry, or the not-for-profit and governmental sectors. The degree program provides graduates with the skills and knowledge needed (1) to enter the accounting field and (2) to form a foundation for advancement to the highest levels of the profession. Completion of this program will provide, in most cases, the educational qualifications required to sit for the Uniform Certified Public Accountant Examination. Upon completion of the MSA program, candidates should have acquired the technical knowledge that will serve as a basis for preparation for the relevant professional examination required for certification as a Certified Public Accountant, Certified Management Accountant, or Certified Internal Auditor.... [-]


Master of Science in Chemistry

Campus Full time September 2017 USA Edwardsville

The master of science in chemistry program at SIUE is highly research oriented and boasts a state-of-the-art research laboratory facility. With faculty members actively engaged in research, the Department [+]

Degrees Available at SIUE

• Master of Science in Chemistry

• Master of Science in Education, Secondary Education Chemistry

• Combined Bachelor of Science and Master of Science in Chemistry (3+2)

Chemistry at SIUE

The Department of Chemistry offers a graduate program leading to the master of science degree in chemistry and, in conjunction with the Department of Curriculum and Instruction in the School of Education, provides courses supporting the master of science in education degree in secondary education with a teaching field in chemistry.

The master of science program is highly research-oriented. Thesis research topics are available to students in the Department of Chemistry in the areas of analytical chemistry, biochemistry, environmental chemistry, inorganic chemistry, organic chemistry and physical chemistry. Prospective students can obtain information about specific research topics in these broad areas by directing an inquiry to the Graduate Program Advisor, Department of Chemistry.... [-]


Master of Science in Civil Engineering

Campus Full time Part time September 2017 USA Edwardsville

A comprehensive program through the school of engineering allows students to pursue a graduate degree in civil engineering while gaining expertise in the field. Students may choose a concentration in [+]

Degrees Available at SIUE

• Master of Science in Civil Engineering

• Ph.D. in Engineering Science, a cooperative program with SIU Carbondale siue.edu/engineering/phd

Why Civil Engineering?

Students have the fundamental training and education through a Bachelor of Science to take their expertise and career to the next level. Earn a graduate degree in civil engineering and explore the possibilities available through conducting research in environmental, geotechnical, structural or transportation engineering. Tackle the problems associated with pollution, make transportation systems safer, enhance the quality of bridges, highways and buildings, and improve the design of earthen structures and underground space.... [-]


Master of Science in Computer Management & Information Systems (CMIS)

Campus Full time September 2017 USA Edwardsville

Our program enjoys academic partnerships with Oracle, SAP and Microsoft, which translates into hands-on courses in topics such as Oracle database administration, Microsoft.NET development, and SAP ERP configuration and ABAP programming. For those interested in project management, [+]

Degrees Available at SIUE

• Master of Science in Computer Management and Information Systems (MS CMIS)

Concentration: Project Management

CMIS at SIUE

This is an applied program that focuses on the areas of information systems, software engineering, computer system architectures, data communications and related management issues. The program prepares students to be practitioners in positions such as software developer, systems analyst, consultant, system integrator, technology manager, project leader and application software specialist.

The program of study conforms to the MSIS 2006 model curriculum and guidelines published by the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) and Association for Information System (AIS). The curriculum includes specific program foundation courses (prerequisite courses), technology and management core courses, career track elective courses and a final examination.... [-]


Master of Science in Computer Sciences

Campus Full time Part time September 2017 USA Edwardsville

Students enjoy the flexibility and convenience of earning a graduate degree in computer science at SIUE. Classes offered full-time or part-time, with all core courses [+]

Degrees Available at SIUE

• Master of Science in Computer Science

• PhD in Engineering Science, a cooperative program with SIU Carbondale siue.edu/engineering/phd

Computer Science at SIUE

The computer science program embodies both applied and theoretical components, but focuses solidly on applied areas of computer science such as software engineering, computer system architectures, data communications, computer networks, bioinformatics and artificial intelligence. The program is designed to meet the needs of both full-time and part-time students. In order to accommodate those students that work full time, all core courses and the majority of elective courses are offered in the evening. In addition, some electives are also offered on line.... [-]


Master of Science in Economics and Finance

Campus Full time September 2017 USA Edwardsville

The Department of Economics and Finance offers a master of arts (MA) in economics and finance and a master of science (MS) in economics and finance. Both degree programs require a common core curriculum followed by emphasis in either applied economics or finance. [+]

Degrees Available at SIUE

• Master of Arts or Master of Science in Economics and Finance

Economics and Finance at SIUE

The Department of Economics and Finance offers two programs of study, one leading to the Master of Arts (MA) degree in Economics and Finance and the other leading to the Master of Science (MS) degree in Economics and Finance. Both degree programs require a common core curriculum followed by emphasis in either Applied Economics or Finance. The MA degree program is intended for the student who wishes to continue with academic work leading to an advanced degree, such as a PhD, MBA, law or other professional degree, or to pursue a career in teaching at the community college level. This program provides a firm understanding of theory, research methodology, concepts and principles in economics and finance; such preparation is essential to successful doctoral studies. The MA curriculum also provides a solid foundation for students interested in attending law school, especially in tax, antitrust, corporate (mergers and acquisitions), or securities law specialties.... [-]


Master of Science in Electrical Engineering

Campus Full time September 2017 USA Edwardsville

A graduate degree in electrical engineering gives students a competitive edge in today’s global marketplace. Students may work alongside expert faculty members to [+]

Degrees Available at SIUE

• Master of Science in Electrical Engineering

• PhD in Engineering Science, a cooperative program with SIU Carbondale siue.edu/engineering/phd

Electrical Engineering at SIUE

For the master of science degree in electrical engineering, courses are offered primarily in the areas of communication systems, computer systems, computer vision and image processing, power and control systems, IC design, and signal processing.

Career Outlook

Top-rated companies such as Boeing, Anheuser-Busch and many more hire SIUE graduates. Stand out by earning a graduate degree in electrical engineering. By building on an undergraduate foundation and conducting research alongside expert faculty at SIUE, students can enhance their skills in systems analysis and design, engineering design and development, applications design and technical sales, production and manufacturing, or field service and user training. SIUE faculty are excellent professional resources – many are well respected consultants outside academia.... [-]


Master of Science in Environmental Sciences

Campus Full time September 2017 USA Edwardsville

The College of Arts and Sciences administers this interdisciplinary program leading to the master of science in environmental sciences. The program will increase the student’s technical competence in addressing and analyzing environmental issues, their origins, ramifications, and resolutions. There are five areas of emphasis: [+]

Degrees Available at SIUE

• Master of Science in Environmental Sciences

Environmental Sciences at SIUE

The mission of the environmental sciences program is to cultivate students’ perspectives of environmental issues and provide students with refined knowledge of environmental issues at the local, regional and global scale. The program will increase the student’s technical competence in addressing and analyzing these issues, their origins, ramifications and resolutions. The environmental sciences program at SIUE is designed to enhance and promote professional education and career opportunities in a wide area of interests. There are five areas of emphasis: 1) environmental biology; 2) environmental chemistry and toxicology; 3) environmental education; 4) environmental policy and public administration; and 5) environmental technology and assessment.... [-]


Master of Science in Industrial Engineering

Campus Full time September 2017 USA Edwardsville

SIUE offers four concentrations—systems optimization, manufacturing engineering design, enterprise and production control, and quality engineering. Core coursework includes [+]

Degrees Available at SIUE

• Master of Science in Industrial Engineering

• PhD in Engineering Science, a cooperative program with SIU Carbondale siue.edu/engineering/phd

Industrial Engineering at SIUE

For the master of science degree in industrial engineering, there are four areas of concentration; systems optimization, manufacturing engineering design, enterprise and production control, and quality engineering. Core courses are offered in the areas of engineering optimization, quality control, production planning, and manufacturing design. The core courses are offered annually; other courses are generally offered once every two years.

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Master of Science in Mass Communications

Campus Full time September 2017 USA Edwardsville

The Department of Mass Communications offers a graduate program leading to a master of science in mass communications. The MS program is designed for students who wish to concentrate in Professional media practice or media studies. [+]

Degrees Available at SIUE

• Master of Science in Mass Communications

• Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Media Literacy

Mass Communications at SIUE

The Department of Mass Communications offers a graduate program leading to the master of science degree in mass communications. Our program is designed for students who wish to concentrate in professional media practice (media message design, and media policy and management) or media studies (media and politics, media influence, media ethics, media literacy, transnational media, and media and representation). These concentration areas reflect the expertise of the department’s graduate faculty, and thus enable students to attain high levels of competence in pragmatic considerations in media, theoretical sophistication and research design.... [-]


Master of Science in Mathematics

Campus Full time September 2017 USA Edwardsville

The Department of Mathematics and Statistics offers graduate work leading to the master of science degree in mathematics. The curriculum offers opportunities for advanced studies in [+]

Degrees Available at SIUE

• Master of Science in Mathematics, Computational and Applied Mathematics Specialization

• Master of Science in Mathematics, Postsecondary Mathematics Education Specialization

• Master of Science in Mathematics, Pure Mathematics Specialization

• Master of Science in Mathematics, Statistics and Operations Research Specialization

Mathematics at SIUE

The MS program in Mathematics offers specializations in the following areas: (1) Pure Mathematics, (2) Statistics and Operations Research, (3) Computational and Applied Mathematics, and (4) Postsecondary Mathematics Education. Students must select one of these specializations for their program of study. Entering students are assigned advisors by the director of the graduate program. The adviser helps design a program of study suited to the individual’s background and needs.... [-]


Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering

Campus Full time September 2017 USA Edwardsville

Students will have the opportunity to work closely with a talented group of professors, many who are internationally known in their fields of study. Specialty areas include [+]

Degrees Available at SIUE

• Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering

• PhD in Engineering Science, a cooperative program with SIU Carbondale siue.edu/engineering/phd

Mechanical Engineering at SIUE

For the master of science degree in mechanical engineering, courses are offered in the area of fluid mechanics and thermal sciences, structure mechanics and vibration, nonlinear dynamical systems, as well as robotics and control systems. The core courses are offered annually; other courses are generally offered once every two years.

Career Outlook

A graduate degree in mechanical engineering will prepare students to work in companies such as The Boeing Co., Ameren and Peabody Energy, to name a few. Students will be ready to pursue a career in a wide range of industries, including aerospace, manufacturing, energy, automotive, bioengineering, robotics and automation, and computer-aided design and engineering. Former mechanical engineering graduate students from SIUE are now working in both the private sector and government agencies or pursuing further studies at the doctoral level.... [-]


Master of Science in Psychology

Campus Full time September 2017 USA Edwardsville

The psychology masters and specialist programs at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville are highly regarded in the St. Louis region and [+]

Degrees Available at SIUE

• Master of Science in Clinical-Child & School Psychology

• Master of Arts in Clinical-Adult Psychology

• Master of Arts in Industrial-Organizational Psychology

Clinical-Child and School Psychology at SIUE

The clinical child and school specialization trains students to work in organizations serving children, adolescents and families. Graduates work as clinical child psychologists in community mental health agencies, corrections, hospitals and residential treatment centers. This specialization provides the foundation for entry into the specialist degree program for students intending to be certified as school psychologists. ... [-]


MA

Master of Arts

Campus Full time September 2017 USA Edwardsville

SIUE offers a masters of fine arts (MFA) with a specialization in studio art and a master of arts in art therapy counseling. An MFA in Studio Art prepares students for careers as working artists or as university professors. The MFA program at SIUE is internationally known for its excellent faculty, breadth and depth of programs, outstanding facilities and the success of its graduates. Art therapy counseling combines the therapeutic uses of art making with the skills of a professional counselor. The master’s in art therapy counseling program at SIUE combines classroom instruction, practicum experience and research. [+]

Degrees Available at SIUE

• Master of Fine Arts — Studio Art

• Master of Arts — Art Therapy Counseling

Art Studio at SIUE

The master of fine arts (MFA) degree is a terminal studio degree designed to further the individual development of degree candidates and to provide them with professional competency in the creative arts of ceramics, photography/ digital arts, graphic design, drawing, metalsmithing, painting, printmaking, sculpture and textile arts.

Career Outlook

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of artists and related workers is expected to grow 16 percent through 2016. Competition in all art and design fields is generally healthy. The outlook is most favorable for multimedia artists and animators as demand for special effects in movies, television and video games increases. Medical illustration also will be in demand as medical research grows. Salaries vary greatly for artists. Average earnings range from $32,570 for craft artists to $88,510 for art directors. Artists also find rewards in terms of job satisfaction. Sixty-two percent of artists are self-employed.... [-]


Master of Arts in English

Campus Full time September 2017 USA Edwardsville

The Department of English Language and Literature offers studies leading to the master of arts degree in english with specializations in American and English literature, the teaching of writing, the teaching of English as a second language, and creative writing. The department also offers a variety of post-baccalaureate certificates that [+]

Degrees Available at SIUE

• Master of Arts in English, American and English Literature Specialization

• Master of Arts in English, Creative Writing Specialization

• Master of Arts in English, Teaching English as a Second Language Specialization

• Master of Arts in English, Teaching of Writing Specialization

American and English Literature at SIUE

Graduate studies in English can prepare students for advanced graduate work, secondary school teaching, community college teaching or careers in such fields as law, business, social service and teaching English as a second language; some graduates find careers in technical writing. Courses in women’s studies, technical writing and editing are also available.... [-]


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