Syracuse University

900 South Crouse Ave, Syracuse, NY 13244-5040

School Details

Located on University Hill in Syracuse, Syracuse University, founded in 1870, traces its ties to the Genesee Wesleyan Seminary, established by the Methodist Episcopal Church. Beginning as a liberal arts co-educational college, the university experienced significant growth at the hands of Chancellor James Day and John Archbold, a capitalist and philanthropist who worked with John D. Rockefeller. By the conclusion of World War II, Syracuse formed its reputation as a research institution. Today, the highly notable private, not-for-profit university commits to its vision of “Scholarship in Action” that challenges students to lead with “intellectual capital.” More than 70 million dollars was invested in “research, teaching, and other sponsored programs” in 2012, and the extensive library collection houses 3.8 million printed volumes, along with millions of other resources located via microforms and electronically. In addition to the main campus in Central New York, satellite campuses extend to Washington, D.C., Los Angeles, and abroad. More than 21,000 students are enrolled in Syracuse coming from all 50 states and from 126 different nations. In addition, 25.1 percent of minority students make up the university’s student population.

Syracuse University is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools and is chartered by the New York State Board of Regents. Syracuse also retains membership with the Association of American Universities. Syracuse University confers Bachelor’s, Master’s, and Doctorate degrees through thirteen academic units, including the School of Architecture, College of Arts and Sciences, School of Education, David B. Falk College of Sport and Human Dynamics, Graduate School, School of Information Studies, College of Law, Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, L.C. Smith College of Engineering and Computer Science, University College, College of Visual and Performing Arts, and the Martin J. Whitman School of Management. In addition, Syracuse supports numerous centers for research and scholarship.

In addition to the physical campuses and academic units, Syracuse offers a number of online degree options to meet the growing constraints of working professionals. Online degree programs meet equal standards of on-campus counterparts. The iMBA program via the Whitman School of Management - Students blend distance learning with week-long residencies and hands-on experiences. This 54-credit hour course retains full accreditation and coursework is taught by highly-credentialed faculty. iMS in Accounting - Housed in the Whitman School of Management, students combine distance learning with annual three week on-campus sessions. This program offers added flexibility as students holding a Bachelor’s degree in accounting earn a Master’s degree by completing the 30-credit hour program. Communications Management, M.S. - Housed under the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, this distance education program also combines online coursework with week-long required residencies. Master of Social Science (MSSc) is offered via the Executive Education Programs in the Maxwell School, this degree program features distance education combined with four weeks of residency requirements. Unlike many typical online degree programs, the actual courses are not taught online. Rather, information, course syllabi, and assignments are exchanged via email, mail or fax. Full-time students can complete the 30-credit program within 18 months.

In addition to the aforementioned, online degree programs via iSchool - Master’s degrees and Certificate of Advanced Study programs are delivered online in conjunction with week-long residency requirements. Degree programs include MS in Library and Information Science, MS in Library and Information Science School Media, MS in Information Management, MS in Information Management for Executives, and the MS in Telecommunications and Network Management. In addition, the School of Information Studies offers professionals career enhancement skills through online certificate programs, including Data Science, Digital Libraries, Global Enterprise Technology, Information Innovation, Information Security Management, Information Systems & Telecommunications, and School Media.

Syracuse hosts a wide range of financial aid programs, including grants, scholarships, and loans. Scholarships include both internal and external funding, in addition to participation in The Tuition Exchange, Inc. and SU need-based grants. Federal grants include the Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity grant, Federal TEACH Grant, and the Federal Pell Grant. Students may also be eligible for Federal Direct Subsidized / Unsubsidized loans, the Federal Direct Parent PLUS Loan or the Graduate PLUS Loan, the Federal Perkins Loan, or alternative private loans. Furthermore, Syracuse partners with state and federal resources to offer aid programs, such as Federal Work Study and the New York State Tuition Assistance Program. Syracuse also works with veterans through Veteran’s Benefits and the Yellow Ribbon Program. Furthermore, Syracuse University also provides added convenience through individual online credit graduate and undergraduate courses each semester. 


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    4-year, Private not-for-profit
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  • Highest Level Of Offering:
    Doctor's degree
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