Southern Illinois University - Carbondale Graduate Program Reviews

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90%
of students recommend
(3.74 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 67 respondents

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School Information

  • Website: Visit College Website
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC, + 4 more
  • Programmatic Accreditation: AACSB and NAAB
  • Campus Setting: City: Small
  • Student Population: 15,987 (12,182 undergrad)
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 15 to 1
  • Graduate Attendance Status: 38% part-time, 62% full-time
  • Annual Tuition: $15,209 in-state; $31,783 out-of-state
Source: NCES

Student & Graduate Reviews

5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Architecture
Graduation Year: 2014

The staff and faculty at SIU are really leaning in and helping me with questions and concerns. Very professional! They know that time is money, so they have creatively structured the Masters architectural grad program to fir inside of 16 months. I know it will be intense, but just the same, no wasted extended breaks.
3.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: Education
Graduation Year: 2014

This is my first semester and i am in awe of the programs that are being run!! hard working faculty and very easy going atmosphere. there is so much to learn!!
4.67 out of 5.0
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Degree: Vocational
Graduation Year: 2013

Working for SIUC for a few years allowed me to have tuition and fees waived but now I don't work there anymore so I have to pay for school on my own.
3.92 out of 5.0
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Degree: Sociology
Graduation Year: 2012

Sociology faculty is distant and they choose "favorites" to support. I did not have support from faculty members-i had to push for it. No willingness.
0.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2015

The psychology department has gone completely down hill. Do not attend graduate school here - even the program directors are dismal about their own programs. There is little to no funding for summer, and barely getting paid for nine months doesn't cut it.The faculty is not supportive and does not take interest in individual students.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Sociology
Graduation Year: 2015

SIU-C is an extremely good school for the motivated graduate student. The program fosters a sense of community and support in its graduate students, not competitiveness and distrust. When one adds the faculty into the mix, who are well versed in their subject matters, provide interesting courses, and give graduate students the flexibility to go after their individual goals, you have a winning program. The downside to this community-orientation and programatic flexibility, of course, is that there is less pressure for individuals to publish articles coming from the graduate students and the faculty; therefore it is up to the individual graduate student to push him or herself towards that goal. I would recommend this program to anyone interested in many aspects of sociology but maybe not sure what to do for their graduate career at the onset, interested in living in an affordable part of the country, who is ready to go down two paths: the scholarly career of coursework and academics, and the professionalizing career of becoming a fully fledged sociologist.
3.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: Sociology
Graduation Year: 2015

We have recently lost several faculty and staff and so our department is disorganized and faculty are stretched thin. This is a plus if you enjoy working independently, but not good if you are looking for close mentor-ship.
2.83 out of 5.0
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Degree: Fine Arts
Graduation Year: 2015

I commute, therefore am not familiar with the value of living on campus. There are very few amenities available for commuter students. The computer lab is not open sufficiently to support my needs. The faculty is top notch, and are worth my drive time. Overall a c+.
4.08 out of 5.0
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Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2013

Southern Illinois University has one of the few accredited Fire Service Management Programs to receive a Master's Degree from. This is a very good program and very credible among leaders of the fire service and Homeland Security industry. I am very fortunate to be able to attend this program and participate in it infancy. It is very expensive however and I would like to see more scholarship opportunities for the program. This program will do many needed tasks as far as increasing the professionalism of the fire services in Illinois and Missouri. I am very proud to have been a part of it and look forward to its success for the future. KP
3.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: Education
Graduation Year: 2014

Overall, I have been satisfied with the WED program at SIUC.
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