2022-2023 Graduate Course Catalog 
    May 21, 2024  
2022-2023 Graduate Course Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

College of Arts and Sciences

Karin Ruhlandt, Dean
203 Tolley Building

About the College

The College of Arts and Sciences (A&S) is Syracuse University’s first and largest college. As the home of the liberal arts, we offer many internationally recognized graduate programs in the natural sciences, mathematics and the humanities, such as in physics, creative writing and art and music histories.  

Our master’s and Ph.D. programs are important components of A&S’ areas of academic strength, which are the backbone of the College’s academic inquiry, scholarship and research:

  • communication and human expression;
  • environment and sustainability;
  • intercultural competency and social justice;
  • medicine, health and wellness; and,
  • the origins of the universe and development of the Earth.

A&S is a primary contributor to the University’s R1 (“Very High Research”) designation. Graduate students are immersed in an environment of academic rigor, research, and creativity where they develop the tools and skills needed to effect change and generate new knowledge and ideas. They work alongside and are mentored by top faculty in research that addresses issues such as disease, racial injustice, human behavior and climate change-and examines the world by analyzing the workings of physical phenomena and exploring the reaches of human experience and expression.

Graduate students have numerous avenues, within A&S and through other Syracuse University schools and colleges, to pursue their academic interests, gain professional experience and advance in their chosen fields. Together with the  Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs , A&S comprises 22 departments that offer more than 50 undergraduate majors, 58 minors, and 30 master’s and Ph.D. programs. It also offers a number of selected studies, independent study, dual and combined degree programs, as well as interdisciplinary degree options with Syracuse University’s professional schools and colleges at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.

More Information:
On the Web:
The College of Arts and Sciences

Dean’s Office
203 Tolley Building
Phone: 315-443-2201
E-mail: casdean@syr.edu

Graduate Studies

The College of Arts and Sciences offers a number of graduate degree programs in the Humanities and in the Natural Sciences and Mathematics. Graduate programs in the Social Sciences are offered by the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs. Graduate applications are submitted through Syracuse University’s Graduate School.

For a list of Graduate Programs please refer to the Academic Offerings.




Combined Degree

Certificate of Advanced Study