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Continue on a Path to Excellence with a SLU Graduate Degree

Graduate Program Admission

Be Prepared to Transform Communities as a Leader and Global Citizen Through a Graduate Degree from Saint Louis University

Saint Louis University's graduate programs lead to a range of academic degrees, including Master of Arts, Master of Science, Master of Business Administration, Juris Doctor, Doctor of Medicine and Doctor of Philosophy. In addition, many academic departments at SLU offer graduate certificate programs and accelerated or dual-degree options.

In all, SLU offers more than 80 post-baccalaureate and professional degree programs, with many earning national recognition in U.S. News & World Report’s annual “Best Graduate Schools” edition.

Focused on advanced degrees in health care, STEM, business, law, the humanities, education and more, 13 colleges, schools and centers at SLU offer master's and Ph.D. programs, both online and on the ground at our St. Louis, Missouri, and Madrid, Spain campuses.

Your Next Academic Home

Graduate Admission Requirements

Admission requirements for SLU graduate programs vary. Visit the program’s page to learn about specific admission criteria. In general, most graduate programs at SLU require applicants to:

Complete an Online Application

The application collects education history, writing samples and letters of recommendation. The non-refundable application fee for most programs is $65. The application fee may vary if your program requires application through another system. Contact your program of interest if you are unsure of the specific application requirements.

Apply for Graduate Admission

Submit Official Copies of All College Transcripts

Transcripts and Credentials During COVID-19

Due to the spread of COVID-19, we will only be accepting electronic application credentials, including official transcripts. We strongly encourage applicants to reach out to their previously attended institutions to determine if they are equipped to send official transcripts to us through an e-delivery service. If the institution has e-delivery capabilities, please follow their process for sending official transcripts to Saint Louis University Graduate Admission. We can also accept transcripts emailed directly to from a prior institution's registrar office as official.

Out of care and concern for our students, we will accept unofficial transcripts to allow for your application to be reviewed for admission. Please send unofficial transcripts as an attachment to Please include your name and program applied to in the subject line of the email. Official transcripts will be required to finalize your admission, prior to the end of your first semester of enrollment.

Meet Any Department-Specific Requirements

Each department has different requirement standards. Prospective students should contact each school for specific information regarding test score requirements.

International Students: Meet English Language Requirements

In addition, international students are required to:


Paying for Graduate School

Saint Louis University offers multiple scholarship, fellowship and assistantship opportunities for graduate students.

  • Fellowships are awarded to newly accepted master's or doctoral-level students who demonstrate outstanding scholastic achievement and potential for success.
  • Assistantships are awarded by individual programs and not through the Office of Graduate Admission. Please contact the department to which you are applying for more information.

Additionally, SLU graduate students can seek financial support beyond assistantships and fellowships. To qualify for federal student loans, you must be enrolled in a minimum of three credit hours, meet the eligibility criteria and file your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for the current year. (SLU’s FAFSA code is 002506.)

Learn More About Financing a Graduate Degree at SLU