Saint Louis University

St. Louis, MO

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Igniting discovery, transforming lives

Saint Louis University is a premier research university where students and faculty work side by side to tackle tough questions and find solutions that impact communities in St. Louis and around the world. As a Jesuit Catholic institution, SLU values academic excellence, life-changing research, compassionate health care, and a strong commitment to faith and service. Founded in 1818, the University fosters the intellectual and character development of nearly 13,000 students. As we enter our third century, Saint Louis University continues to move forward with an unwavering commitment to serving a higher purpose while seeking a greater good.

With 90 undergraduate and 100+ graduate and professional programs, students from all 50 states and 82 countries travel to Saint Louis University to pursue a top-notch education. Rated among the nation’s top research universities, SLU boasts 13 graduate and undergraduate programs that rank among the top 50 in the country, according to U.S. News & World Report

Beyond the classroom
We offer students the opportunity to study at a place where academic achievement and scientific advancement unite with a commitment to community. Here, 99% of tenured faculty members hold the highest degree in their field. SLU students collaborate with premier scholars and researchers and conduct research that transforms their disciplines and the lives of others. Six months after graduation, 94% of our students are working, volunteering, or attending graduate or professional school.

In 1967, the University established a campus in Madrid, Spain. It was the first US university to be recognized by Madrid’s Ministry of Education as an institution of higher education in the province. SLU-Madrid offers a complete range of undergraduate programs as well as two graduate degrees. 

Our dynamic city
Amazing outdoor spaces, museums, world-class theater experiences, and a wealth of internship and job opportunities (the city is home to nine Fortune 500 companies) means St. Louis doesn’t just have “something for everyone”—it has something for you. 

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54 Graduate Program Options Offered

Program Certificate Master's Doctorate
Campus Hybrid Online Campus Hybrid Online Campus Hybrid Online
American Studies              
Applied Behavior Analysis                
Clinical Psychology                
Communication Sci & Disorders                
Computer Science                
Criminal Justice                
Curriculum & Instruction              
Educational Foundations                
Educational Leadership              
Engineering - General              
Experimental Psychology                
Health Care Administration                
Health Outcomes Research                
International Business                
JD / Law Programs                
Occupational Therapy              
Physician Assistant                
Public Health                
Religious Education                
Social Work - Doctoral                
Social Work - MSW                
Software Engineering                
Special Education                
Supply Chain Management                

Located in St. Louis, MO



Ranked among the top 150 “Best National Universities” | U.S. News & World Report, 2022


Ranked #8 among the “Best International MBA Programs” | U.S. News & World Report, 2022


Ranked #56 among “Best Value Schools” | U.S. News & World Report, 2022


Ranked #10 among the “Best Schools for Making an Impact (Private Schools)” | The Princeton Review, 2022


St. Louis ranked #65 among “Cities With the Lowest Cost of Living in America” | Niche, 2022

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Experience SLU's Campus 

At Saint Louis University, students are in the center of everything—SLU’s campus in Midtown St. Louis stretches across more than 271 acres. Students and visitors alike appreciate the beauty and unique community in the middle of a bustling city. With multiple ways to experience campus, we invite you to find a tour option that fits your needs. For up-to-date tour options, visit Contact us at with any questions and to arrange a visit as a prospective graduate student.

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Application Fee
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Admissions Office
P: 314 977-2500

What students are saying about us...

  • “During my 'quest' to find a graduate program, SLU uniquely stood out to me as a place where my passion for integrating science and society intersected with my faith and values.”

    • Beth Tobo
  • “SLU represents everything I want in a graduate degree: a commitment to social justice through community-based work and phenomenal faculty.”

    • Susana Valenzuela
  • “Our third century will be marked by our aspiration to be a global, mission-focused, student- and patient-centered, research-driven Jesuit university engaged throughout the St. Louis community in reimagining, transforming, and unifying our city.”

    • Fred P. Pestello, PhD
      University President