Welcome from the Dean of Graduate Studies

Dean Beth Cada
                                                                         Dean Elizabeth Cada

Welcome to the wonderful world of graduate studies at GSU!

And I DO mean wonderful!

From our passionate, engaging and dedicated faculty, to our brand new, state-of-the-art laboratories and classrooms, to our broad and distinctive range of academic study — the world of graduate studies at GSU has never looked better or brighter. Nor has the value of a graduate degree ever been greater.

Academic excellence is at the forefront of everything we do; we prepare our students to become effective leaders and productive citizens of our now global society.  

I encourage you to explore all the wonderful possibilities available to you as a doctoral or master’s degree student at GSU.  Visit our campus.  Ask questions. Learn about the wealth of opportunities awaiting you at GSU.

Wherever your journey leads you, I wish you a long and rewarding career in your chosen field.


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Elizabeth A. Cada, Ed.D., OTR/L, FAOTA
Dean, College of Health and Human Services
Dean, Graduate Studies
Professor, Department of Occupational Therapy

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Graduate Studies News and Announcements

Governors State University will be hosting a 2017 Graduate Open  House for all Master's, Specialist, and Doctoral Degree programs on Saturday, February 25, 2017,  from 9 to 1 in the E lounge.    

 Graduate Studies Contact Information

Graduate Studies at Governors State University
1 University Parkway    G-156
University Park, IL  60484

Elizabeth A. Cada, Ed.D., OTR/L, FAOTA
Dean, Graduate Studies