Graduate Application Process
This is the preferred method of application for graduate study at Syracuse University. Online applications can be processed faster and more efficiently than those filed on paper. Access the online application
You will receive an e-mail or postcard from Syracuse University when your application has been received and processed.
Graduate Application Deadlines
October 15 - International students must have completed application submitted
November 15 - USA Domestic students must have completed application submitted
June 1 - International students must have completed application submitted
July 1 - USA Domestic students must have completed application submitted
We encourage all prospective students to apply early and to submit support documentation in a timely matter to ensure the best consideration and to avoid delays in processing!
Check Application Status
*Attention Prospective Graduate Students
If you would like to check on the status of your application for admission or if you need additional information or assistance, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 315-443-2219.
Post Secondary Education Requirements
An applicant to a graduate program at Syracuse University must provide official documentation of having earned at least a U.S. bachelor's degree or its equivalent from another country before enrolling at Syracuse. Some programs require a master's degree and in such cases this must be officially documented before enrollment as well. International applicants must have graduated from colleges or universities that are recognized by the national educational authorities of their home countries. The following are some specific guidelines for equivalents to the U.S. bachelor's degree:
- Canada: a three-year bachelor's degree from Quebec or a four-year bachelor's degree from the other provinces
- Central and South America: a university degree requiring four years of study
- European countries (except those noted below): a university degree requiring four years of study
- France and countries following the French system: a degree or diploma requiring four years of study after the baccalaureate (usually the maitrise )
- Germany: completion of the diplom
- United Kingdom and countries following the British system: a bachelor's degree with honors
- Asian countries (except those noted below): a university degree requiring four years of study
- India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, and Nepal: a bachelor's degree in engineering or a master's degree in any other field
A copy of records of all previous postsecondary education is required. Contact the Registrar's Office of each higher educational institution that you attended and have a copy of your transcript(s) sent to Syracuse University. Do not send transcripts from secondary schools as part of this application, unless indicated on the Program Requirements List. All materials sent by mail should be addressed to the Graduate Enrollment Management Center. All offers of admission from Syracuse University are conditional, pending receipt of official academic credentials showing that a U.S. bachelor's degree (or equivalent) has been conferred upon the applicant. Failure to submit such degree-bearing credentials may result in revocation of an offer of admission or dismissal from a graduate program, if admission has been granted.
Exam requirements are noted on the Program Requirements List . Please be aware that exam scores are not generally available until four to six weeks after the exam is administered. It is the applicant's responsibility to ensure that exam scores reach Syracuse by any applicable deadlines. All scores for TOEFL, GRE, and GMAT are reported to a single location at Syracuse University . The institution code for Syracuse University is 2823 (no department code needed). It should be used when requesting the ETS (Educational Testing Service) to send your scores electronically to Syracuse University. It is not necessary to request that scores be reported to more than one department.
Applicants who are citizens of the following English-speaking countries are not required to submit TOEFL scores: Australia, Bahamas, Barbados, Canada, Ireland, Jamaica, New Zealand, Trinidad and Tobago, and the United Kingdom.
An international applicant, if admitted, will need Syracuse University to issue an I-20 form in order to obtain a student visa. You must show evidence of having secured sufficient funding for at least the first year of graduate study. For a privately-sponsored applicant, acceptable evidence of such funding consists of a certified current bank statement on official bank letterhead, signed by an authorized bank official, indicating that sufficient funds exist to meet at least first-year expenses.
A government-sponsored applicant must submit an original award letter (or a certified copy of an award letter). The letter must state the annual amount of the award in U.S. dollars. All financial documents must be written in English and valid within one year of the start of the semester. When sending documentation of adequate funding, photocopies of financial documents are acceptable, and you may fax them to 315-443-3423. Be sure to write your name, date of birth, name of the program you are applying to, and your SUID number (if known) on all documents you send.
Please note that it is only possible to estimate the annual cost of attendance for graduate students because costs vary widely according to the number of credits taken as well as the lifestyle of the student. With this understanding, we refer you to the graduate school web site containing cost of attendance information.
International applicants are required to submit Form SUIA along with the graduate application form. Please be advised that any inconsistency in the spelling of your name or inclusion of an invalid address may delay the processing of your application materials. It is strongly recommended that the spelling and order of names be consistent on all application materials and be written exactly as it appears on the applicant's passport.
Where to Send Supplementary Application Materials
It is the applicant's responsibility to ensure that all application materials arrive at Syracuse University before applicable deadlines. An applicant interested in applying to more than one program must submit a complete set of application materials for each program. Transcripts, resume, letters of recommendation, personal statement of purpose, and other required materials should be sent to the following address:
Graduate Admissions Processing
P.O. Box 35060
Syracuse, New York 13235-5060
Any packages sent by a package delivery company (FedEx, UPS, DHL) can be sent to:
Enrollment Management Processing Center
Graduate Admissions Processing
716 East Washington Street, Suite 200
Syracuse, New York 13210
General Required Materials
- Graduate Application Form
- Non-refundable Application Fee
The application fee is $75. Please include a check or money order payable to Syracuse University. Please do not send cash. Applicants wishing to apply to more than one program must file a separate application and application fee for each program.
- Academic Credentials
- Letters of Recommendation
- Exam Scores
- Financial Documents