While program-specific information for graduate students will be handled by your individual college, school or degree-granting center, there are resources common to the graduate experience at Saint Louis University.
Dates and Deadlines
Find a complete list of upcoming deadlines below, including when to submit applications for degree. Visit the University Registrar website for more information about diplomas and SLU's commencement ceremonies.
University Policies for Graduate Students
- Academic Integrity Policy
- Parental Leave Policy
- Parental Leave Petition
- Proprietary Research Policy
- Policy on Graduate Academic Definitions
Graduate Student Association
The Graduate Student Association is the representative body for graduate students at at the University. The GSA sponsors the annual Graduate Student Research Symposium, which showcases graduate student research. They also aid students by awarding funds to attend conferences, providing publication assistance, and supporting summer research thesis, dissertation and exam preparation.
Three-Minute Thesis Competition
The ability to clearly and concisely articulate complex research to non-specialist audiences is a vital skill for all graduate students. Participating in the SLU 3MT Competition helps students develop communication skills, allows them to share and take pride in their work, and offers the chance to compete for prizes. The 2019 competition was held on Friday, November 22nd.
Emergency Loans for Students
A loan fund provided by the U.S. Steel Foundation may be available to help graduate students meet expenses at the beginning of an academic term, travel to scholarly meetings or receive assistance in emergencies. The maximum amount to be borrowed is $1,200. If repaid in 90 days, the loan is interest free. These funds are available on a first-come, first-served basis to eligible students. For more information, please contact LaToya Cash for Masters students at firstname.lastname@example.org, or Dr. Christine Harper for Doctoral students at email@example.com.
Annual Graduate Student Review
All master's and doctoral students at Saint Louis University must undergo an annual review of their progress, although a department or program may require reviews on a more frequent basis.
The manner in which the review is conducted is determined by your department or program.
Departments and programs are required to file a copy of their review process with the appropriate graduate dean or director and with the Office of Graduate Education. Copies of individual student reviews are maintained by the department or program office. A summary report of the results of annual reviews of all students in each department and program must be submitted to the appropriate dean or director of the college, school or center.
Saint Louis University offers three graduate minor programs, which have requirements of 15-18 credit hours and can be added to any primary graduate degree program. These programs are available to graduate students throughout the University.
SLU has established formatting policies and procedures around the writing of a thesis, project or dissertation. Along with those guidelines, you are also encouraged to become familiar with the following styles: