- Apply Online for Summer and Fall 2013 TERMS.
The Parks College Graduate Program now requires you to complete the Personal Potential Index (PPI) as another means for us to make an admission decision. The PPI asks recommenders to evaluate your non-cognitive traits that research indicates may contribute to success in graduate programs.
- Personal Potential Index (PPI) website: www.ets.org/ppi/ or for the
- Direct link to the application: http://www.ets.org/ppi/applicants/start/
Either site will give applicants necessary information to set up a free account (for GRE test takers), submit names for references, and view a sample report. Applicants are to provide the names of three references who will receive a link to the PPI. Note that separate letters of reference are also required for your SLU graduate school application: you may (or may not) use the same individuals to write your letters of reference for the PPI evaluation. You may (or may not) use individuals who know you outside the classroom such as employers, professors who have supervised research, individuals with whom you have done volunteer work, etc. The sample PPI provides guidance regarding the types of references which are most appropriate. Applicants will receive an email each time a reference has submitted the form. Once all references have been submitted, it is up to the applicant to complete the final step in their account which will send the information to our department.
Assistantship details at Parks College can be found on the bottom of this page. If you would like to apply for an assistantship, please download the Parks Graduate Assistantship Form.
Graduate Program Goals
- To enhance the students’ analytical skills by developing an in-depth understanding of major theoretical and practical concepts,
- To develop students’ written and oral communication skills applied to technical areas,
- To develop students’ critical and creative thinking skills in mastering new topics required to conduct state-of-the-art research, and to understand and solve complex engineering problems
- To allow the students to demonstrate a depth of knowledge that is sufficient to pursue advanced academic or industrial work in a modern, ever-changing world.
Graduate Education Couse Catalog
The current and up to date Graduate Education Catalog for the 2012 - 2013 academic school year can be found here.
Parks College provides a stimulating environment for graduate study in both engineering and aviation. The program is designed to be flexible to accommodate the varying interests of students. Some courses are taught by working professionals from area industries and organizations. Some courses may be offered in the evenings to facilitate working engineers to enroll in the program. Class room lectures are supplemented by guest lectures, laboratory demonstrations and field trips as appropriate. Students are encouraged to publish their thesis work/independent study work in appropriate professional conferences and journal publication.
Research Addressing Global Challenges
Several global challenges have emerged as opportunities for the engineering and aviation students of Saint Louis University to make a difference, to apply their education in a context that is technically brilliant, socially responsible, and uniquely enterprising, and to ultimately make our world a better, more inclusive place.
Graduate students collaborate with faculty on research in areas such as:
- aviation safety
- biomedical engineering
- space systems
- structural mechanics and design
- thermal-fluid sciences
These are the six major areas of research at the college and they address global challenges of the 21st century. Our six research areas cross traditional disciplines, allowing students to work not only with engineering and aviation faculty, but also with faculty from business, medicine,psychology and chemistry. Together, diverse faculty and students bring multiple perspectives to solve challenging problems.
Before action can be taken on this assistantship application, the applicant must be regularly admitted to a graduate degree program.
Download the application for assistantship: Parks Grad Assistantship Form. Submit form to: Graduate Program Director, Parks College of Engineering, Aviation and Technology, Saint Louis University, 3450 Lindell Blvd., Saint Louis, MO‐63103, USA. or email to email@example.com
In order to receive full consideration, all Parks Graduate Program Assistantship applications must be received by January 31 for consideration for the following Fall Semester.
All inquiries regarding graduate programs in engineering and aviation should be directed to the Graduate Program Director at the address listed above or 314‐977‐8306.
Graduate students at SLU are to attend orientation sessions. Check back soon for further information.
All inquiries, questions and applications may be directed to the Director of Graduate Programs at 314-977-8306 or firstname.lastname@example.org.