About the School of Graduate and Professional Studies

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 students.


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.

In practice this means:

  • 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 and services.
  • 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 Compliance

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.