Charted in 1870 to promote education in modern languages and the physical sciences, Syracuse University has evolved to become an academically-diverse institution with a contemporary vision. Committed to delivering accessibility and professional relevance, Syracuse offers a variety of online course offerings as well as graduate-level degrees that are entirely online.
Syracuse University allows students to work towards some or all of select degrees in a flexible online format.
Financial Aid for graduate students is primarily in the form of federal loans.
To apply, complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and the Syracuse University Graduate Financial Aid Application. For entering students, this becomes available after you are officially admitted to your certificate program.
For students entering Syracuse University during the summer, your fall/spring financial aid will not be available until mid-July. You may use our Loan Eligibility Worksheet to estimate your financial aid for the academic year.
Syracuse University is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.
Communications@Syracuse is an online Master of Science in Communications from the world-renowned S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University. Newhouse is a leader in the field of mass communications and strives to train professionals who use media to make the world a better place. Newhouse is consistently top ranked among schools of communications in the nation.
With a strong focus on digital innovations affecting the field, Communications@Syracuse offers students a foundation in communications, digital media, social media and digital journalism. Students choose from three specializations — Advertising, Public Relations and Journalism Innovation — and complete coursework that explores the established practices and emerging trends of their area of focus.
The M.S. in Communications features:
As with any Newhouse program, students learn from faculty who are leaders in the fields of communications and media. Upon enrolling in the program, students join the Newhouse alumni network, a global community that includes some of the most respected innovators in the industry.
Communications@Syracuse is a 33-credit program. Students complete core courses and focused specialization courses. Students also attend two immersion experiences during the course of their studies. Immersions are held in cities around the world and offer students the chance to meet with faculty and classmates in person for three days of lectures, workshops and networking events.
Syracuse University’s School of Information Studies offers online master’s degree programs in information management and library and information science. These interdisciplinary online degree programs engage, empower and educate future leaders to shape our world and expand human capabilities through information.
Syracuse University's Master of Social Science (MSSc) Degree Program features an interdisciplinary approach to broad social science problems based on a comparative analysis of the world’s major cultural areas. The curriculum pays special attention to the issues of international studies, the foundations and development of major societies and questions involving war and society. The specially designed program requires a total of four weeks of residency during the program, and therefore suits students whose careers make traditional classroom study impossible. MSSc students earn a full-fledged master's degree from the Maxwell School. Study for the master of social science degree can begin at any time of the year.
MSSc students include many non-government organization officials, teachers, military personnel, government officers, journalists, and corporate executives involved in international business. Many live and work abroad, or have jobs requiring extensive travel. While the program is fully academic in nature, the varied professional backgrounds of the students enrich the conversation and the educational experience.
Each member of the MSSc faculty is a senior professor in the relevant Maxwell Department. While each is rooted in his or her own discipline, the faculty works together to ensure that the program reflects an interdisciplinary approach to learning. Students in the program are trained to think broadly, bringing multidisciplinary insights and comparative analyses of issues across cultures and time periods.
Facts & Figures
Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, Middle States Commission on Higher Education
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Courses are delivered entirely online via Blackboard.
PC or Mac with a reliable Internet connection capable of web browsing and viewing multimedia-rich web sites. Broadband access is strongly recommended and is essential for courses with significant graphic content. Help Desk available by phone or e-mail.
Returning students can register online, by fax, by email, by phone, or in person. New students must register by mail.