Graduate study and research have been recognized as a critical piece of Syracuse University’s mission since its inception in 1870. Today, every school and college at Syracuse offers graduate study, and the University awards approximately 1,700 master’s degrees and certificates of advanced study and 150 doctoral degrees annually. In all, more than 135 graduate degree and certificate programs are offered at the University.

Individual graduate programs are administered by departments or interdisciplinary committees and are subject to approval by the appropriate schools and colleges and by the University Senate. These policies and standards are administered by the Graduate School. All post-baccalaureate degrees are awarded through the Graduate School, with the exception of the J.D. degree, which is awarded through the College of Law.

Graduate students will learn from a full-time faculty of more than 800 scholars, many of them internationally or nationally recognized in their field, and will assist faculty both in the classroom and with important research initiatives.

All Syracuse University graduate degree programs, with the exception of law, are organized under the auspices of the Graduate School. Applications for admission are submitted to the Graduate School, which also confers degrees upon graduation. The graduate degree programs themselves, however, are offered by faculty of the University’s 12 academic schools and colleges. This unique organizational structure fosters intellectual collaboration and exploration across the disciplines, while at the same time recognizing the highly specialized nature of graduate-level academic work.

Requests for information about graduate programs should be directed to the specific academic units offering those programs. Questions about University-wide policies should be directed to the Graduate School.

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