Graduate Programs Overview

Southern Illinois University-Carbondale is a Public, 4 or more years school located in Carbondale, Illinois. It offers graduate degree programs as well as undergraduate degree programs. For academic year 2020-2021 the graduate school tuition & fees are $16,026 for Illinois residents and $32,928 for other students in average.

It offers one hundred forty-two graduate programs: 86 Master's, 46 Doctorate, 10 Post-Bachelor's programs. Some of those programs are offered by distance learning. 770 students have been conferred Master's degree and 305 students have received Doctorate degree last year.
Graduate Programs Key Facts
School NameSouthern Illinois University-Carbondale
TypePublic, 4 or more years
AddressLincoln Drive, Carbondale, IL
Graduate School Students3,229 students
552 students enrolled online exclusively
Tuition & Fees (2020-2021)In-State$16,026
Out-of-State$32,928
Student to Faculty13:1 (7.69%)
Number of Offered Graduate ProgramsTotal 142 Graduate Programs
86 Master's, 10 Post graduate certificates

2021 Graduate Program Tuition & Fees

The following table and chart describe 2020-2021 graduate tuition & fees at Southern Illinois University-Carbondale with tuition changes over the last 5 years. Each cost is an average amount over the offered programs. For Illinois residents, the tuition & fees are $16,026 and $32,928 for non-Illinois residents. The tuition per credit hours for part-time students (or full-time students who taking extra credits) is $470 for Illinois residents and $1,174 for out-of-state students.
2021 COATuition Trends
2021 Graduate School Tuition, Fees, and Living Costs
In-StateOut-of-State
Tuition$11,268$28,170
Fees$4,758$4,758
Cost per Credit$470$1,174
Books & Supplies$1,100
Room & Board$10,622 (On-Campus) / $10,622 (Off-Campus)
Personal Expenses$2,941 (On-Campus) / $2,941 (Off-Campus)
On-Campus Total$30,689$47,591
Off-Campus Total$30,689$47,591
Graduate Program Tuition Changes (2017-2021)
2016-20172017-20182018-20192019-20202020-2021
In-State$14,583$15,209$15,626$15,826$16,026
Out-of-State$30,369$31,783$32,528$32,728$32,928

Graduate Programs By Area of Study

Southern Illinois University-Carbondale offers Masters, Doctorate, Post-Bachelor's Certificate graduate degree/certificate programs through 425 major areas - 82 Master's (8 online programs), 44 Doctorate , 9 Post-Bachelor'. The following table summarizes the total number of completers by degree and gender.
Total Number of Conferred Graduate Degree
Master'sDoctorate Post-Bachelor'sPost-Master's
Total7703053-
Men333154--
Women4371513-
Below, you can check major programs and concentration for each area of study with offered degrees and completers. ONLINE denotes the program offered by distance learning (online degree). You may want to see all graduate schools offering a major program by following the link on the title of the program.
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, And Group Studies
Communication and Journalism
Education
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies
Physical Sciences
Social Sciences
Visual And Performing Arts
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences
Agriculture
Natural Resources And Conservation
Architecture
Communication and Journalism
Computer And Information Sciences
Education
Engineering
Engineering Technology
Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics
Work and Family Studies
Legal Studies
English Language And Literature
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Mathematics And Statistics
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, And Fitness Studies
Philosophy And Religious Studies
Physical Sciences
Psychology
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, And Firefighting
Human Services
Social Sciences
Visual And Performing Arts
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences
Business
History
Agriculture
Natural Resources And Conservation
Communication and Journalism
Computer And Information Sciences
Education
Engineering
English Language And Literature
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Mathematics And Statistics
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies
Philosophy And Religious Studies
Physical Sciences
Psychology
Social Sciences
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences
Business
History
Legal Studies
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, And Group Studies
Communication and Journalism
Education
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies
Physical Sciences
Social Sciences
Visual And Performing Arts
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences
Agriculture
Natural Resources And Conservation
Architecture
Communication and Journalism
Computer And Information Sciences
Education
Engineering
Engineering Technology
Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics
Work and Family Studies
Legal Studies
English Language And Literature
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Mathematics And Statistics
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, And Fitness Studies
Philosophy And Religious Studies
Physical Sciences
Psychology
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, And Firefighting
Human Services
Social Sciences
Visual And Performing Arts
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences
Business
History
Agriculture
Natural Resources And Conservation
Communication and Journalism
Computer And Information Sciences
Education
Engineering
English Language And Literature
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Mathematics And Statistics
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies
Philosophy And Religious Studies
Physical Sciences
Psychology
Social Sciences
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences
Business
History
Legal Studies
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences

Graduate Student Population

Total 11,695 students enrolled in Southern Illinois University-Carbondale including both undergraduate and graduate programs, with full-time and part-time status. In graduate schools, 3,229 students are enrolled to earn graduate degrees. By gender, it has 1,492 male and 1,737 female graduate students. By attending status, there are 2,227 full-time and 1,002 part-time students in graduate schools. It offers online degree programs and 552 students enrolled to earn their graduate degree through online exclusively and 240 students are taking some online graduate courses.
Graduate Students Gender Distribution
Total3,229
Men Students1,492
Women Students1,737
Graduate Students Attending Status Distribution
Total3,229
Full-time Students2,227
Part-time Students1,002
By race/ethnicity 1,840 White, 408 Black, and 107 Asian students are attending at Southern Illinois University-Carbondale. The detail graduate enrollment distribution by race is shown in the below chart.
Graduate Students Race Distribution
Total3,229
American Indian /
Native American
8
Asian107
Black408
Hispanic151
Native Hawaiian /
Other Pacific Islander
1
White1,840
Two or more races69
Un-Known8
52 students are younger than 22 and 430 students are older than 65. The school has 1,921 students aged between 22 and 30 and 826 students aged 30 to 40.
Graduate Students Age Distribution
Total3,229
21 & Under52
22-24911
25-291,010
30-34529
35-39297
40 & Over430
Distance learning, also called online education, is very attractive to students, especially those who want to continue education and work in the field. At Southern Illinois University-Carbondale, 552 students are enrolled exclusively in online courses and 240 students are enrolled in some online courses.
Graduate Distance Learning Enrollment Distribution
Total Enrollment3,229
Enrolled Exclusively in Online Courses552
Enrolled in Some But Not All Online Courses240
Not Enrolled In Any Online Courses2,437
Graduate Distance Learning Enrollment By Student Location
Enrolled Exclusively in Online Courses552
Illinois Resident348
Other State In U.S.199
Outside of U.S.4



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