With a total graduate student enrollment population approaching 2,000, the School
of Graduate and Professional Studies meets the needs of graduate and professional
education at Chicago State University by building upon the strengths, experiences,
and successes of the academic departments and their operations, functions and services
with a full continuum of support services for prospective and continuing graduate
The School of Graduate and Professional Studies provides centralized administrative
oversight and support to the colleges and departments administering programs and
services to graduate and professional students. We support the University's mission
with regard to the provision of a high quality teaching, learning, and research
environment for graduate and professional students and graduate faculty.
- Advancing the development of the School of Graduate and Professional Studies with
regard to students' interests and needed experiences.
- Serving as a focal point for the development of new initiatives that benefit the
University's short- and long term goals for graduate and professional level programs
- Providing the administrative process for maintaining appropriate standards and compliance
for graduate and professional programs.
- Promoting a research-based learning environment that provides experiences and knowledge
for developing critical analysis skills needed for graduate and professional students.
Research conducted at Chicago State University can be deemed safe and ethical. To
maintain this high standard, CSU has established three regulatory committees: Institutional
Review Board for research involving human subjects (IRB); Institutional Animal Care
and Use Committee for research involving live vertebrate and recombinant DNA (IACUC),
and a Radiation Safety Committee for research involving biohazards. For more information
about IRB, IACUC< or the Radiation Safety Committee, please call the Biological
Science Department at (773) 995-2183/2184.