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New Graduate Programs Rankings Released

Saint Louis University programs have earned high honors in the new U.S. News & World Report Best Graduate Rankings, including the No. 1 program in health law in the nation for the 12th year.

In the magazine's 2017 edition of "Best Graduate Schools," seven SLU programs were listed in the top 25. More than 20 of Saint Louis University's graduate programs were ranked among the top 100 in the United States, according to U.S. News & World Report.


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Office of the President | Calendar of Events | Announcements



Dissertation DefensesThe schedule will be updated throughout the term.

  • Ryan J. Thoni, a Ph.D. candidate in Biology, will defend his dissertation, "Systematic Studies of Otophysian Himalayan Fishes," on May 4, 2016 at 10:00 A.M. in the Biology Department Board Room.

  • Abdullah Alshrari, a Ph.D. candidate in Public and Social Policy, will defend his dissertation, "The St. Louis Muslim Community Thirteen Years after September 11," on May 4, 2016 at 2:30 P.M. in Room 144 of McGannon Hall.
  • Lauren Stein, a Ph.D. candidate in Pharmacology and Physiology, will defend her dissertation, "Characterization of Novel Peptide Hormones and Elucidation of Their Cognate Receptors: Adropin and Phoenixin" on May 4, 2016 at 3:00 P.M. in Lecture Hall 3 of Schwitalla Hall.
  • Elizabeth Jolley, a Ph.D. candidate in Chemistry, will defend her dissertation, "Studies of Nucleic Acid Duplex Stability: Effects from Interralators and Nonstandard Nucleotides" on May 5, 2016 at 10:00 A.M. in Room 1030 of McDonnell-Douglas Hall.

  • Matthew Bardowell, a Ph.D. candidate in English, will defend his dissertation, "Art and Emotion in Old Norse and Old English Poetry," on May 5, 2016 at 1:00 P.M. in Room 342 of Adorjan Hall.

  • Donna R. Halloran, a Ph.D. candidate in Public Health Studies, will defend her dissertation, "Burden of Late Preterm Births through the First Year of Life," on May 5, 2016 at 1:00 P.M. in Room 408, the Glass Conference Room, of Salus Center.
  • Jessica Waldrop, a Ph.D. candidate in Industrial-Organizational Psychology, will defend her dissertation, "Physician Compassion Regulation as a Predictor of Medical Student Performance: The Intermediary Role of Moral Self-Concept" on May 5, 2016 at 3:30 P.M. in Room 2603 of Morrissey Hall.

  • LaSheena Barnes, a Ph.D. candidate in Clinical Psychology, will defend her dissertation, "Ego Identity: Measurement and Correlates among Emerging Adults," on May 6, 2016 at 2:00 P.M. in Room 2603 of Morrissey Hall.
  • Brittany Robinson, a Ph.D. candidate in Medical Family Therapy, will defend her dissertation, "Predictors of Sexual Orientation Disclosure in a Sample of African American Men Who Have Sex with Men" on May 9, 2016 at 12:00 P.M. in Room 1105 of Morrissey Hall.

  • Rachelle Barina, a Ph.D. candidate in Health Care Ethics, will defend her dissertation, "Healing Ethics: The Shadows of Moral Law and Medical Bodies in Catholic Health Ministry," on May 9, 2016 at 1:00 P.M. in Room 1412D of Salus Center.

Saint Louis University Appoints Nancy Brickhouse, Ph.D., as Provost

As SLU's chief academic officer, Dr. Brickhouse will report directly to the president and will oversee most of the University's educational, research and enrollment efforts.

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School of Education Celebrates 90 Years of Educating Teachers

The school has a long history of preparing the students who go on to be teachers and administrators while continuing to advance their skills to meet the changing needs of the schools and students they will serve.


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The Reading List: Online reports on college, careers and more

Articles and information from the World Wide Web

"From school to work to school again: the changing face of graduate education" (First in a series about graduate education from the St. Louis Beacon)

"The financial burden of graduate education" (Second in a series about graduate education from the St. Louis Beacon)

"Successful job hunt means returning to basics " (Third, and final, in a series about graduate education from the St. Louis Beacon)