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Advance Your Military Career or Succeed in Civilian Life

Leverage your military expertise and experience with an advanced degree. Move up the military ranks or transition successfully into a civilian role with Webster University — proving unmatched military education for more than 40 years. And we’ve been consistently recognized as a military-friendly institution that helps veterans and active-duty service members pursue, pay for, and complete their degrees.

With online and military base or nearby in-person options, you can balance school with work and military and life commitments — even if deployed. Military credits also transfer easily. 

Years recognized as one of the Best Colleges for Veterans by U.S. News & World Report


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Explore Academic Programs at Scott Air Force Base and Southwestern Illinois College

Webster University offers in-person programs at both locations, so you can attend classes locally. 



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Our Master of Science in Cybersecurity

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Cyberattacks continue to expose critical business information, so the demand for IT Security Specialists is soaring. Get a degree in one of the fastest-growing industries and learn to create communication networks protected from cybercrime, fraud and espionage while solving real-world problems.

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Or our online degrees can be completed no matter where you are! Find a program that will help you achieve your educational goals and take you to the next level in your career — whether that's in or out of the military. Choose from one of our most popular offerings online, where you will receive the same prestigious diploma and gain the same cutting-edge knowledge as in our in-person classes. 


Campus Information

Important Dates & Campus Closures

  • Jan. 17, 2022: Martin Luther King Jr. Day (U.S. campuses closed, no classes)
  • May 30, 2022: Memorial Day (U.S. campuses closed, no classes)
  • June 20. 2022: Juneteenth (observed), (U.S. campuses closed, no classes)
  • July 4, 2022: U.S. Independence Day observed (U.S. campuses closed, no classes)
  • Sept. 5, 2022: Labor Day Holiday (U.S. campuses closed, no classes)
  • Nov. 24-25, 2022: Thanksgiving Break (U.S. campuses closed, no classes)
  • Dec. 24, 2022-Jan. 2, 2023: Winter Holiday (U.S. campuses closed, no classes)

Information coming soon.

Petition to Graduate Forms

Graduate School Petitions:

Petitions will be routed to the correct staff member once form is completed and submitted.

NOTE: An e-mail confirming receipt of the petition will be sent upon submission.

Students who have completed all of their academic requirements to graduate must clear their Student Business Office account balance prior to diploma and transcript release. Credit card payments are subject to a 2.75% convenience fee. Check payments have a holding period of ten days before release of transcripts. For more information, call the Business Office at 1-800-981-9803.

Fully Online Graduates

Notify the Online Learning Center at or 866-622-0888 if you plan to participate in the St. Louis ceremony.

International Students Family Visitor's VISA Procedure

To facilitate the visa interview process, prepare for your relatives to  visit for commencement.

Graduates/Guests With Disabilities

Indicate your needs on the RSVP card. If you have questions regarding special accommodations (due to a disability) needed for the commencement ceremonies, contact Cindy Yamnitz at 314-246-4245.

*It is recommended that individuals requiring wheelchair assistance bring their own wheelchair. Please note the Muny property is accessible but, individuals must be able to negotiate an incline for seating for the main Muny stage.

If you are located in the St. Louis area and participating in the St. Louis Commencement:

St. Louis area graduates may purchase their caps and gowns at the University Bookstore, 554 Garden Avenue, Webster Groves, Missouri during the Grad Salute Days. Join in the celebration. Enter to win prizes and don't miss special graduation pricing on Jostens class rings. Take care of all your graduation needs on these days.

Webster University Bookstore
554 Garden Avenue
Webster Groves, MO 63119
314-968-5936 or 888-467-5657

Bookstore Hours
Monday–Thursday: 7:30 a.m.–6 p.m.
Friday: 7:30 a.m.–5 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m.–2 p.m.

Webster University Bookstore
Patti Crosswhite, or 314-968-5936 or 888-467-5657.

Students who are interested in carrying the flag of their home country during our Commencement ceremony are asked to complete a brief application. .

If you are located outside of the St. Louis area and participating in the St. Louis Commencement, or you are walking in graduation ceremonies at an extended campus,

visit Jostens and follow the instructions on the website to order a cap & gown and announcements for the ceremony in which you are participating.

For any questions, call Jostens' Consumer Contact Center at 1-800-854-7464.

Discover more information on  photos, directions, parking, hotels, and more.

Distribute copies of the MAP OF YOUR COMMENCEMENT CEREMONY to friends and family with your Commencement announcements. The map shows your check-in area, and the location of your individual School/College ceremony. These maps contain all the information you and your guests will need to navigate your way through Commencement day.

  • Main Ceremony
  • George Herbert Walker School of Business & Technology School Map
  • Leigh Gerdine College of Fine Arts Map
  • School of Communications Map
  • School of Education Map
  • College of Arts & Sciences Map

Would you like to contribute to the broad effort to build responsible citizenship and a sustainable world? If so, you may want to join students at colleges and universities nationwide who have taken the Pledge of Social and Environmental Responsibility.

Call Nancy Higgins at 314-968-6959 or with any questions.

Base security measures require that each term civilian, non-DoD affiliated students obtain laminated picture ID cards issued from the Shiloh Gate Visitor Control Center (VCC) in order to obtain entry onto Scott AFB for class.

  • Civilian students will be required to apply for picture ID cards for each term of enrollment. 
  • Civilian students will need to complete a “Consent for Background Check” form. This form must have your original signature therefore it cannot be faxed or emailed to our office. Please contact our office for a copy of this form.
  • If you are a late registrant, you will need to come by our office for documentation to take to the VCC.
  • A student/faculty pass is only valid for the person to which it was issued.
  • Passes will only be valid 30 minutes before and 30 minutes after your scheduled class time.
  • Passes are only to be used to go directly from the gate and directly to class and return.
  • If you lose your pass you must report the loss to the VCC.

Obtaining a Term Base Entry Picture ID

In order to obtain your term Base Entry picture ID at the VCC you must:

  1. Have authorization from Webster University's Scott AFB office.
  2. Go to the VCC no sooner than 3 days prior to the first night of your course.
  3. Request a base entry pass from the VCC to attend Webster University classes.
  4. Pass a background check completed on the spot at the VCC.
  5. Provide a valid driver's license, current vehicle registration, and current vehicle insurance card. (These must be in your possession at all times while operating a motor vehicle base.)

 Visitors Control Center (VCC)

The VCC is located just inside the Shiloh gate on the left. Their hours are:

  • Monday - Friday: 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Saturday: 8 a.m. to noon

During operating hours the VCC will provide the following services: 

  • Issue visitor passes;
  • Enroll personnel in the Biometrics system for METRO link gate entry; and,
  • Issue all contractor, vendor, & visitor passes.

Phone number to reach the VCC is 256-2008.

If you have additional questions about the aforementioned procedures please contact the Webster office.

Mark Dalle
Adjunct Faculty
Michelle Luraschi
Adjunct Faculty
Edward McCabe
Adjunct Faculty
William Powell
Adjunct Faculty
David Ratliff
Adjunct Faculty
History, Politics, International Relations and Religious Studies
William Schleckser
Adjunct Faculty
William Smith
Adjunct Faculty
Kevin Spradling
Adjunct Faculty
History, Politics, International Relations and Religious Studies
Frank Tempia
Adjunct Faculty
Math/Computer Science

Join Us at Webster Scott Air Force Base or Southwestern Illinois College

Become a part of our worldwide community!

Contact Scott Air Force Base: 

Susan Schultz
Phone: 618-746-4747 |

Or at:

404 W. Martin St., Room 83
Scott AFB, IL 62225
Phone: 618-746-4747 |


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Or Contact the Admissions Office:

Call St. Louis home campus at 314-246-7800 or 800-753-6765 or email

16th in the Midwest

Webster University continues to be highly ranked on the U.S. News & World Report’s Best Colleges report, now listed as 16th in Midwest Regional Universities and included in four best-of categories. This year, the University's score rose to its highest level since the ranking system was established.

Serving Our Military Communities

Achieve Career Success

Webster and the U.S. Department of Defense have worked together for over 40 years to provide high-quality and cost-effective programs at military installations and locations around the world.

At Webster, your education is flexible and — best of all — portable.


With five terms in an academic year, students can tailor education to their life. Courses are offered in semester or 8- or 9-week periods, and can consist of multiple modalities with our assortment of in-person, hybrid, and online options. Webster also offers a variety of degree, certificate, and non-degree programs.


For 40 years Webster has been building a network of campuses to serve local communities, now serving more than 10,000 students across 50 residential, metro, military, and international locations. Our students can start their degree at one location and finish at another, or seamlessly work on a degree while studying abroad.

Webster University is not affiliated with the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) or any military service, and images, including incidental uniformed military personnel, facilities, or military service marks do not imply endorsement by the DoD or any military service. The appearance of DoD visual information does not imply or constitute DoD endorsement.

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