No matter what your education goals, GSU has degree and certificate programs that will help you get there.

We offer:

  • 28 Bachelor’s degree programs
  • 28 Master’s degree programs 
  • 5 Doctoral programs 
  • 23 Certificate programs 

In every program you’ll find gifted professors to help you along the way toward your goals. In every college we have stellar programs and star professors, all focused on delivering academic excellence in a small-class setting. Not only will you find the programs and courses you’re looking for, you’ll also find more than 70 student clubs and honor societies that let you dig deeper into whatever interests you.

Your schedule fits here
Since our founding, one of our big ideas came from understanding that daytime classes don’t fit many students’ schedules. That’s why GSU offers classes at night, online, on television and at locations around the Chicago area. And as we become a four-year university, we’ll continue to deliver classes at times and in the forms that work for you.

We’re easy to get to
We are in the heart of Chicago’s Southland near I-57, a major north-south route, and I-80, the region’s major east-west route. If you travel by train, the Metra station is close enough to walk – along our Alumni Path that leads from the station to campus – or by free shuttle bus. And, PACE bus service makes stops on campus.

A safe place
GSU ranks as the safest public university campus in Illinois. If you include public university campuses in northwest Indiana, we’re still number one. Safety is a big priority here. And it shows. Visit the National Center for Education Statistics and compare us to any college or university in the region. Visit our Campus Safety page >> 

Meet Our Students

Meet Our Students

At GSU there’s a good chance you’ll meet classmates who look a lot like you – or completely different. The diversity of our learning community is one of the things that makes us stand out – everybody fits in here. Read More >>

Stellar Programs, Star Faculty

Stellar Programs, Star Faculty

Academic excellence is at the heart of everything we do. Our professors thrive on research, yet live to teach. Read More >>

Financial Aid and Scholarships

Financial Aid and Scholarships

If you are planning on applying for financial aid to pay for college, you’re not alone. More than 80% of students at four-year universities find they must borrow for tuition and other expenses. Read More >>

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I didn't know that!

At Governors State University you’re going to find a long list of “firsts” and “onlys” and other surprising facts – exactly what you’d expect from the place where big ideas live.  Read More >>

GSU Viewbook

GSU Viewbook

Want to explore GSU?  Our Viewbook is a great place to start.  View our viewbooks >>