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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.

We aspire to excellence!

Welcome to the School of Graduate and Professional Studies at Chicago State University! We invite you to explore how a graduate education at CSU can revitalize you as you embark on a new phase of academic pursuits. We deliver Graduate programs and services that enrich student success and help in contributing to build a great community.  With small class size, each program offers instruction from experienced and accomplished faculty who will help you foster your career by providing a better understanding of the larger ethical and practical contexts of the workplace. 

With 23 Masters Programs, Ed. D., Pharm.D., and 10 certificate programs, CSU offers a wide choice to suit your ambition to reach to a higher level. We offer three programs completely online and most programs have at least some courses that are delivered online. Each program is specifically designed to enhance the intellectual talents of the students to help them discover new points of view, learn to appreciate diversity and grow as a person. Linking theory to practice, our students meet the scientific, social, cultural, spiritual needs of our global society and become lifelong learners. We believe in the ability of each student to positively impact our community, country and the world. Explore the programs that interest you and if you need further information or if you want to visit the campus, do not hesitate to contact us.  International Students can e-mail us if their time zone makes it difficult to call by phone. Join us in our commitment and compassion to shape the possibilities for tomorrow. 


Devi Prasad V. Potluri, Ph.D.

Interim Dean

School of Graduate and Professional Studies.


University Accreditation   

Chicago State University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500, Chicago, Illinois 60604-1411). This independent corporation was founded in 1895 and is recognized by the US Department of Education and the Council on Higher Education Accreditation.  

To view Chicago State University's  accreditation, click  here.


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School of of Graduate & Professional Studies, ADM 200 Cook Administration Building