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-one graduate programs: 86 Master's, 45 Doctorate, 10 Post-Bachelor's programs. Some of those programs are offered by distance learning. 892 students have been conferred Master's degree and 348 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 Students3,265 students
506 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 141 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 141 major areas - 80 Master's (10 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
Total89234810-
Men4062035-
Women4861455-
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

Graduate Student Population

Total 12,817 students enrolled in Southern Illinois University-Carbondale including both undergraduate and graduate programs, with full-time and part-time status. In graduate schools, 3,265 students are enrolled to earn graduate degrees. By gender, it has 1,594 male and 1,671 female graduate students. By attending status, there are 2,298 full-time and 967 part-time students in graduate schools. It offers online degree programs and 506 students enrolled to earn their graduate degree through online exclusively and 183 students are taking some online graduate courses.
Graduate Students Gender Distribution
Total3,265
Men Students1,594
Women Students1,671
Graduate Students Attending Status Distribution
Total3,265
Full-time Students2,298
Part-time Students967
By race/ethnicity 1,853 White, 414 Black, and 108 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
Total3,265
American Indian /
Native American
5
Asian108
Black414
Hispanic140
Native Hawaiian /
Other Pacific Islander
1
White1,853
Two or more races63
Un-Known9
52 students are younger than 22 and 405 students are older than 65. The school has 1,953 students aged between 22 and 30 and 855 students aged 30 to 40.
Graduate Students Age Distribution
Total3,265
21 & Under52
22-24897
25-291,056
30-34550
35-39305
40 & Over405
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, 506 students are enrolled exclusively in online courses and 183 students are enrolled in some online courses.
Graduate Distance Learning Enrollment Distribution
Total Enrollment3,265
Enrolled Exclusively in Online Courses506
Enrolled in Some But Not All Online Courses183
Not Enrolled In Any Online Courses2,576
Graduate Distance Learning Enrollment By Student Location
Enrolled Exclusively in Online Courses506
Illinois Resident302
Other State In U.S.196
Outside of U.S.7



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