2015-2016 Graduate Course Catalog 
    Apr 23, 2024  
2015-2016 Graduate Course Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

General Information

About Syracuse University

Syracuse University, located in the City of Syracuse in the center of New York State, is a private coeducational university comprising 12 undergraduate and graduate schools and colleges. Founded in 1870, the University today has an enrollment of more than 13,000 undergraduates and close to 6,000 graduate and Law students representing all 50 states, more than 100 countries, and a variety of social and economic backgrounds.

Syracuse combines the supportive network of a small college with the superior resources and enhanced research and immersion opportunities needed for students to achieve their academic and professional goals. Students will learn from world-class teachers, assist in critical research, collaborate across disciplines, and engage in the many-faceted intellectual, cultural, and social activities and events that comprise this vibrant campus community. In and out of the classroom, students will gain the knowledge, skills, and experience needed for them to excel in whatever field they choose to pursue.

Syracuse University’s picturesque main campus reflects its rich heritage, with an architectural mix of classic and contemporary academic buildings. The Hall of Languages and its early hillside companion, Crouse College, are listed in the National Register of Historic Places. At the heart of the campus is its sweeping “Quad”-an open expanse of lawn and walkways, and a popular gathering place for students throughout the day.

Syracuse University is chartered by the New York State Board of Regents and accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104; 267-284-5000. Professional accreditation for each of the professional colleges and schools accords with the regulations of the appropriate professional association. For further information, contact the dean’s office of each school or college.

Syracuse University is committed to compliance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, and all other applicable laws prohibiting disability discrimination. These statutes generally prohibit discrimination against individuals with disabilities and provide that no otherwise qualified person with a disability shall be excluded from participation in, be denied benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving federal financial assistance. Students who may need assistance should contact the Office of Disability Services, Room 309, 804 University Avenue; 315-443-4498, 315-443-1371 (TTY), www.disabilityservices.syr.edu.

Tuition and Fees

Bursar Operations publishes the Syracuse University Bulletin: Tuition, Fees, and Related Policies, which provides information about tuition, room, meal plans, and other University fees. This publication is available online at http://comptroller.syr.edu/comptroller/uploads/Bursar%20Tuition%20and%20Fees%202015%202016.pdf

Academic Calendar

The Academic Calendar for 2015-16 is available at https://syr.edu/registrar/acadcalendars/acaddl2015-16.pdf

Admissions and Financial Aid

Undergraduate Admission

To receive information about undergraduate admissions, please contact the Office of Admissions, 100 Crouse-Hinds Hall, 900 South Crouse Avenue, 315- 443-3611, or send an e-mail to orange@syr.edu. Visit our web site at admissions.syr.edu

Financial Aid

To receive information about financial aid, please contact the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarship Programs located at 200 Archbold North. Reach us by telephone at 315-443-1513, or send an e-mail to syr.edu/financialaid/contact_us. Visit our website for detailed financial aid information at http://financialaid.syr.edu


Graduate Admission

Post-Secondary Education Requirements

To be considered for admission, an applicant to a graduate program at Syracuse University must provide documentation of having earned the degree required for admission to the particular program or documentation demonstrating that the applicant will complete the required degree prior to beginning studies at Syracuse University. In most cases, this will be a U.S. bachelor’s degree or its equivalent from another country. For some degree programs, this will be a master’s degree or its equivalent from another country. Degrees earned by international applicants must be from colleges or universities that are recognized by the national educational authority of the institution’s home country.

If admitted, students will be required to submit official degree bearing transcripts. All official documentation must bear the appropriate signatures and seal of the institution that issued it and must be received by Syracuse University in a sealed envelope directly from that institution.

For students who have received a degree(s) from a U.S. institution(s):

Documentation of a degree from a U.S. institution is a transcript indicating that a degree has been awarded and the date on which it was awarded.

For students who have received a degree(s) outside the U.S.:

Documentation of a degree from an institution outside the U.S. consists of a diploma, certificate, or certificate of graduation indicating that a degree has been awarded and the date on which it was awarded AND a transcript (mark sheet, statement of marks, grade report) of all courses taken and grades for each course completed for the degree awarded.

To meet this requirement, contact the Registrar’s Office of the higher educational institution that conferred your degree and have one copy of your official transcript(s) sent to Syracuse University. All original transcripts must be in English or translated in English and notarized by the Registrar’s Office at the institution attended. The institution should mail official degree bearing transcripts to:

Enrollment Management Processing Center
Syracuse University
Graduate Admissions Processing
P.O. Box 35060
Syracuse New York 13235-5060

General Required Materials

Individuals interested in applying to a graduate program offered at Syracuse University must complete an official graduate application and submit one copy of records of all previous post secondary education. Most departments also require three letters of recommendation and scores from standardized aptitude tests. The Program Requirements List by School/College included in the Graduate Application contains the specific tests required by each academic unit.

International Students

Those applicants whose primary language of instruction has not been English must take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). Applicants who are citizens of the following English-speaking countries are not required to submit TOEFL scores: Australia, Bahamas, Barbados, Canada, Fiji, Ireland, Jamaica, New Zealand, Trinidad and Tobago, and the United Kingdom.

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.

Each academic unit establishes acceptable scores and may also require other demonstrations of English language competence. Details are available from academic units directly.

If you are admitted and need to obtain a non-immigrant student visa to enter the U.S. or transfer to Syracuse University from another school in the U.S., you must show evidence of having secured sufficient funding for at least the first year of 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 in U.S. dollars. 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. 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.

Non Immigrant Alien Students

Syracuse University is authorized under federal law to enroll non immigrant alien students.

Graduate Financial Assistance

Many graduate students receive financial assistance, either through Syracuse University or outside programs. For a full list of funding opportunities, visit Funding Options in the Graduate School website for additional information and deadlines.


Hours of Operation



University Facilities

Syracuse University students learn, study, and play among the 300 buildings on 900 acres that make up the campus. The University’s 145-year history is reflected in buildings across campus, with architectural styles ranging from Romanesque to modern. Fifteen buildings are listed in the National Register of Historic Places.

  • The College of Arts and Sciences’ humanities programs are concentrated in the Hall of Languages, Huntington Beard Crouse Hall, Bowne Hall and the Tolley Humanities Building. Facilities for instruction and research in the sciences are located in the Life Sciences Complex, Physics Building, Heroy Geology Laboratory, Carnegie Library, the Center for Science and Technology, and on South Campus at 621 Skytop Road.
  • The Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs is housed in Primarily in Maxwell Hall and Eggers Hall, additional facilities in Lyman Hall, and Crouse Hinds Hall.
  • The College of Visual and Performing Arts is comprised of the Departments of Art, Design, Transmedia, Drama, and Communication and Rhetorical Studies; and the Setnor School of Music.  The Departments of Art and Design are located in and the Dorothea Ilgen Shaffer Art Building, Smith Hall, the Comstock Art Facility, and the Nancy Cantor Warehouse in downtown Syracuse.  The Department of Drama is located in the Regent Theatre Complex, which also houses Syracuse Stage, a regional equity theater company. The Setnor School of Music is located in Crouse College. The Department of Communication and Rhetorical Studies is located in Sims Hall and the Department of Transmedia is located in the Dorothea Ilgen Shaffer Art Building.
  • The School of Architecture is located in Slocum Hall.
  • The Syracuse University College of Engineering and Computer Science is housed in Link Hall, the Center for Science and Technology, the Syracuse Center of Excellence Headquarters, Bowne Hall, and on South Campus at 621 Skytop Road.
  • The College of Law is located in Dineen Hall.
  • The David B. Falk College of Sport and Human Dynamics includes the Department of Child and Family Studies, the School of Social Work; and the Department of Sport Management located in the recently renovated Falk College Complex (the former College of Law).  The Public Health and the Nutrition Science and Dietetics Programs are located in the Falk College Complex, along with the Dean’s Office and other administrative operations, including Student Services.  The Food Studies Program is located In Lyman Hall. The Department of Marriage and Family Therapy is located in off-campus facilities in Downtown Syracuse.
  • The Martin J. Whitman School of Management is housed in the School of Management building, located at University Avenue and Marshall Street.
  • The S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications is located in the three-building Newhouse Communications Complex along University Place.
  • The School of Information Studies is located in Hinds Hall.
  • The School of Education is housed primarily in Huntington Hall, with additional program and administrative offices in the Hoople Building, the Henry Center, and the Women’s Building.
  • University College is located at 700 University Avenue, between Marshall and Adams streets.

Overseas, SU Abroad houses programs in Florence and London, along with other sites.

Nationally, SU maintains a presence in New York City at the Joseph I. Lubin House, in Washington, D.C., at the Paul Greenberg House, and in California at the SU in LA offices. A variety of programs and events draw alumni, students, and friends to the centers.


Student Life Facilities

Students have a variety of housing options on Main Campus and South Campus. They can live in single rooms, double rooms, and suites in residence halls and apartments. Students can grab a meal or a snack at any of the five dining centers or several snack bars around campus.

The Schine Student Center is the hub of activity on Main Campus, housing a food court, auditorium, gallery, lounges, meeting rooms, game room, and student organization offices. The Schine also houses the main campus bookstore, which also has several on campus branches. The Carrier Dome is home to sporting events, Commencement, and musical and cultural events. An international student center, LGBT resource center, counseling center, off-campus and commuter office, the Women’s Building, Watson Theater, Robert B. Menschel Media Center, and several other facilities accommodate student services and extracurricular programs.

Recreation facilities abound throughout campus. Archbold Gymnasium, Flanagan Gymnasium, the Women’s Building, Ernie Davis Hall, and Marshall Square Mall contain fitness centers, swimming pools, gymnasiums, exercise rooms, dance studios, and courts for racquet sports. Manley Field House also is available for indoor recreation and student activities. Outdoor tennis courts and playing fields are located on both Main and South campuses. The Goldstein Student Center on South Campus serves Skytop and Slocum Heights students. The Tennity Ice Pavillion offers skating rinks for recreational and intramural skating sports. Hendricks Chapel, on Main Campus, sits majestically on the Quad as the focus of programs of the dean of the chapel. The St. Thomas More Chapel serves Roman Catholic students, and the Winnick Hillel Center for Jewish Life serves Jewish students.

Auxiliary Operations

Auxiliary service facilities include University Health Services and the Goldstein Alumni and Faculty Center. University administrative functions are conducted in Crouse Hinds Hall, the Women’s Building, Steele Hall, the Schine Student Center, and at 111 Waverly Avenue on Main Campus and in the Skytop Administrative Services Building and 621 Skytop Road on South Campus.

Academic Computing Services and facilities for administrative data processing are located in the new Green Data Center and Machinery Hall, with administrative offices located in the Center for Science and Technology.

The State University College of Environmental Science and Forestry (ESF) is situated on its own campus, adjacent to Main Campus.


On the web at library.syr.edu, the Syracuse University Libraries are an active partner in the teaching, learning, and research mission of the University. The Libraries offer extensive print and online collections in a wide range of formats, knowledgeable librarians and staff, and up-to-date technology in support of all SU academic programs. The Learning Commons in Bird Library offers 24-hour access, technology, and research help, all in a single location. The Ask Us section of the website outlines the range of options for reference and research help, available in-person, via email, chat, text, or phone.

The Libraries’ diverse collections covering all university academic disciplines include more than 3.5 million printed volumes, over 60,000 online and print journals, as well as extensive collections of maps, images, sound and video recordings, music scores, microforms, rare books, and manuscripts. Over 500 research databases contain the full text and images from hundreds of thousands of e-books, journals, and newspapers. All are discoverable via the Summon searchbox on the Libraries’ homepage. Online resources are accessible to SU-affiliated users from any location, including residence halls, off-campus apartments, and international centers.

Libraries are equipped with wireless access, laptops and other equipment for loan, and provide a variety of study spaces, including group and individual study rooms, technology-equipped study rooms, and designated quiet study spaces. Library workstations, including Macs and PCs, are equipped with standard campus software applications, specialized software for multimedia production, GIS, and adaptive technologies for disabled users.

The SU Libraries include:

  • Bird Library, home to the Learning Commons, Pages (café), library administrative offices, and the Special Collections Research Center; houses humanities and social science materials;
  • The Carnegie Library on the Quad; features a quiet reading room and computer cluster; houses materials in science disciplines, technology, mathematics, and technical arts;
  • The Architecture Reading Room, located adjacent to the School of Architecture in Slocum Hall;
  • The Belfer Audio Archive, which houses historic sound recording collections, and;
  • The SU Libraries Facility, a high-density storage center on South Campus.

Other separately administered campus libraries include the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Library (African-American Studies Department), the Law Library (College of Law), and Moon Library (SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry).



Information Technology Services

Center for Science and Technology, 315-443-2677

Information Technology Services (ITS) ensures that students at Syracuse University have access to a broad range of computing and information technology services. The services include high-speed wired and wireless Internet connections in buildings across campus, including wireless in all residence halls; high-tech, multimedia classrooms and collaborative spaces; e-mail; web conferencing; digital publishing; online teaching and learning; and campus computer labs equipped with the latest software technologies used in academic coursework, including statistical analysis, database management tools, and multimedia applications. Students also have access to space on the central computing system for file storage and for creating personal Web pages. More than 4,000 classes are supported via Blackboard, an online learning environment that enables anytime, anywhere student engagement. MySlice provides every student a secure, online gateway to all essential University resources including the course catalog, class registration and schedules, grades, transcripts, and accessing financial aid, tuition, housing and meal plan information and services. Additional computing resources for specific academic programs and research activities are available through the University’s schools and colleges. SU is a leader in developing and using World Wide Web technologies and is a member of the Internet 2 consortium. SU’s Green Data Center is a showcase of world-class innovations in advanced energy-efficient information technology and building systems, making it one of the world’s “greenest” computer centers.

Getting Help

In addition to maintaining the University’s computing and network services, Information Technology Services (ITS) provides students with a variety of support options:

  • General information about SU computing and services offered by ITS can be found by searching the ITS public web site at http://its.syr.edu.
  • Help with NetID account issues is available on the ITS NetID Services web page at http://netid.syr.edu.
  • Students, faculty and staff can visit the ITS Service Center. Center location, hours and services are available on the ITS web site at http://its.syr.edu/support/student.cfm.
  • Students, faculty and staff can call the ITS Service Center at 315-443-2677, or e-mail help@syr.edu.
  • Online support information is available at http://answers.syr.edu.

Health Services

Located on campus at 111 Waverly Avenue, Syracuse University Health Services (SUHS) specializes in college health and serves the health care needs of SU and SUNY ESF students. SUHS provides student-centered ambulatory health care. On campus services include:

  • Office visits
  • Immunizations, vaccines
  • Laboratory
  • Ambulance & nonurgent medical transport
  • Travel medicine
  • Nutrition Counseling
  • Pharmacy
  • Health education
  • Public health monitoring and oversight

Office visits are provided by appointment. To make an appointment, call 315-443-9005.

Xray services and referral for specialty consultation can be arranged by the medical provider.


Medical records are maintained for all students and all information is kept confidential. Protected health information can ONLY be released with written consent of the patient.


Syracuse University Ambulance (SUA) provides basic life-support-level emergency medical and other services to the SU and SUNY ESF communities. For ambulance service, call 711 from a campus phone, #SU from a cell phone, or 315-443-4299.

Student Health Insurance

Unexpected health care expenses can jeopardize a student’s financial stability or create barriers toward completing a degree.  While all students can receive primary care through Syracuse University health Services, services needed beyond primary care, such as hospitalization, surgery, or specialty care, are performed off-campus.  Health insurance provides students with the reassurance that they are prepared for any medical situation.

Beginning in the 2015-16 academic year all incoming, newly-matriculating full-time students (graduate, law, and undergraduate), all full-time matriculated international students (current and incoming, graduate and undergraduate), and all graduate student Fellows will be subject to the insurance requirement.  By the 2016-17 academic year, all full-time matriculated students will be subject to the requirement.

Students should always carry their health insurance information from them.  Additional information, including a Frequently Asked Questions page, is available on our websitehttp://health.syr.edu/new-student-health-insurance-plan.html

The University strongly recommends that students carry health insurance to cover expenses not covered by the Health and Wellness Fee and medical expenses incurred outside of Health Services such as specialized care, emergency room care, and hospitalization. Students should always carry their health insurance information with them. For more information, call 315-443-2668.

Immunization Requirements

Proof of immunity to measles, mumps, and rubella (which may be obtained by contacting your high school or primary care physician) and a completed response form related to meningococcal meningitis vaccine are required by New York State public health law.

The Health History and Immunization Form must be sent or faxed (315-443-9010) to Health Services prior to a student’s arrival on campus. If these documents are not received prior to arrival, students will risk strict administrative consequences, including the inability to register for classes.

If you do not have the information available to complete this form, or have questions, or concerns, please contact Health Services at 315-443-9005.

Additional information is available at health.syr.edu


Career Services

Suite 235, Schine Student Center
(315) 443-3616

Career Services is here to help students design their college experience and apply it to the world of work. From deciding on a major to searching for jobs and internships to preparing for interviews, Career Services provides individualized career guidance. Additionally, the office hosts large-scale events and programs that connect students with employers and SU alumni in their desired career fields.

Students are encouraged to utilize both the central Career Services office in the Schine Student Center, as well as the career office in their home school/college. Visiting both offices early in their college careers is recommended.

A brief description of services:

Career advising and guidance. Through advising sessions, formal assessments, and informational resources, the office’s career counselors can help students gain clarity in their academic and career interests. For students who know exactly what field they wish to pursue, counselors can assist in strategizing and navigating the internship/job search process. They can also help students build application documents such as resumes and cover letters, and strengthen interview skills. Alumni Networking. The ‘CuseConnect LinkedIn group is a valuable resource for students as they explore careers and break into the working world. ‘CuseConnect is a LinkedIn group that allows current students to connect with, and learn from, SU alumni in their particular career fields. In addition, alumni post jobs and internships within ‘CuseConnect to provide students with opportunities within the organizations in which they work.   Students can also learn about opportunities by keeping an eye on #HireOrange on Twitter and by following the @WorkingOrange account.  Employer Connections. Each semester, Career Services hosts large-scale career fairs and on-campus interviews to connect students with employers in their desired industries. Typically, several hundred employers attend these fairs and hold on-campus interviews, seeking to hire for internship and full-time positions. Additionally, Career Services manages OrangeLink, a searchable database which stores all of the internship and job postings submitted to SU from employers. OrangeLink, accessible to all SU students and alumni, is a particularly effective way to identify and apply for relevant positions.

Career Services also regularly provides workshops for classes, student organizations, residence halls, and other groups on campus.

For more information about Career Services, or to schedule an appointment with a career counselor, please call (315)443-3616.



Syracuse University Internship Opportunities

Elective Internships: Syracuse University Career Services

235 Schine Student Center, 315-443-3616

The Career Services office in Schine Student Center helps students find and arrange local and national internships (whether they carry academic credit or not). Internships may be taken during any semester or summer session. Career Services facilitates internships in most career areas and makes information about internship options available to graduate and undergraduate students from across the University. Students who want to receive academic credit for their internship are subject to the provisions and regulations of the school or college in which they are enrolled.

Elective internships can provide students with opportunities to apply what they have learned in the classroom, explore career options, develop specific career skills, and become involved with community service. The specific role of the intern varies with each host organization, depending upon the student’s goals, objectives, and skills and the organization’s needs and resources.


Academic Credit

Internships for elective academic credit require at least 45 hours of internship work for each credit earned. Thus, during a regular 15-week semester, an intern may earn three credits by working an average of 9 hours a week. During summer sessions, work schedules vary widely and often include more than the minimum number of hours. The number of credits are determined by the specific department, school or college in which a student is enrolled. On average students register between 1 and 6 credits.

During fall and spring semesters, full-time undergraduate students may include internship course credits as part of their regular course load, which allows up to 19 credits without incurring additional tuition charges. Undergraduates accepted for summer sessions internships pay tuition at the rate set for other summer credits. All graduate students and all University College students taking internships for credit pay tuition at the rates set for other credits.

Interns must be registered during the semester or summer session in which their internships take place. Retroactive credit is not granted.

For further information about local and national internship opportunities, program policies, and application and registration procedures, contact the Career Services office in Schine Student Center, or visit the Career Services web site, http://careerservices.syr.edu.


Interdisciplinary and Specialized Study

Syracuse University has long promoted the development of special programs and research groups, many of an interdisciplinary nature. Not only does Syracuse offer a wide array of interdisciplinary programs of study, but many individual courses provide students with considerable flexibility in developing their academic programs. Students enrolled in certain programs at Syracuse may also take selected courses at one of the two SUNY institutions adjacent to the campus, the College of Environmental Science and Forestry and SUNY Upstate Medical University. Detailed descriptions and requirements of these programs are given in the appropriate colleges’ and schools’ listings in this catalog.

The interdisciplinary network at Syracuse also encompasses faculty members who serve in dual capacities, holding joint appointments in more than one department within the University or at other institutions. For example, some School of Education faculty members regularly instruct classes in the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs and vice versa. Other faculty members hold external appointments in addition to their posts at the University.

Graduate Study

Generally, graduate students select a program of study within one academic unit that leads to a degree conferred by the Graduate School. Students may also choose to pursue formal joint-degree programs. In such cases, the student is enrolled in more than one school or college. A dually enrolled student must meet the major requirements in each school. Examples of dual programs are the law/public administration (J.D./M.P.A.) program, the law/library science (J.D./M.S.) program, the law/business administration (J.D./M.B.A) program., and the law/cultural foundations of education (J.D./M.S) program, law/forensic science (J.D./M.A.), and law/computer science (J.D./M.S.).

Similar in concept to joint degree programs are concurrent degree programs, which also allow students to pursue programs of study in more than one discipline simultaneously, often with fewer total credit requirements than the two separate degrees. This plan leads to two degrees, one in each program of study. Concurrent degree arrangements are also available to Syracuse University graduate students and SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry students who wish to combine the study of public administration, law, management, education, or public communications with study in environmental science and forestry.

Similarly, The Master of Public Health (M.P.H) degree is a collaborative program, sponsored jointly by SUNY Upstate Medical University (UMU) and Syracuse University (SU). Participating colleges at Syracuse University include the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, the College of Human Ecology, L.C. Smith College of Engineering and Computer Science, and the College of Law.

Under the terms of a formal Scholar Exchange Program, Syracuse graduate students may avail themselves, for up to one year of study, of classes offered by Cornell University or the University of Rochester in addition to the courses and programs offered by Syracuse University.

The CASE Center

The Center for Advanced Systems and Engineering (CASE) is an ESD/NYSTAR-designated Center for Advanced Technology (CAT) funded by New York State to support innovative, interdisciplinary research in complex information-intensive systems. CASE’s mission is to catalyze growth in the state’s high technology economy by providing industry with technical expertise in data fusion, data mining, command and control, security and assurance, wireless communication, intelligent computing, sensor network/management, unmanned aerial systems, and other related areas.

CASE serves as an access point for industry to engage Syracuse University, supporting programs for students as well as sponsored research projects. Through CASE’s Co-op and Internship Program, graduate students can gain practical real-world experience working directly with leading private sector companies in a wide range of industries. For students interested in entrepreneurship, CASE also offers a unique opportunity to work with high-potential start-up companies through its on-campus incubator. A CASE experience can significantly enhance students’ professional development and career options.



The Graduate School

Gabrielle Chapman, Associate Dean
207 Bowne Hall, 315-443-2543

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. A complete listing of graduate degree programs can be found in the Academic Offerings Tab section in this catalog.

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 postbaccalaureate 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.

Syracuse University Graduation Rate

In compliance with the federal Student-Right-to-Know and Campus Security Act, and regulations of the U.S. Department of Education, Syracuse University provides the following information to current and prospective students: Of the cohort of full-time degree-seeking undergraduate students who first enrolled at Syracuse University in fall 2008, 80.41 percent had earned their bachelor’s degrees as of August 2014. These beginning and end dates comprise 150 percent of the normal length of full-time study (4 years) needed to complete a typical undergraduate degree program. While this calculation meets the act’s requirements for determining a graduation rate, Syracuse University recognizes that many students for diverse reasons are unable or choose not to complete their degrees in a continuous sequence of full-time enrollment and, therefore, that the rate may not accurately reflect the commitment and achievement of its students. Moreover, the act’s stipulation that the graduation rate be that of the cohort of entering full-time students leaves out the significant population of part-time students who constitute an important part of the Syracuse University community.

Graduate Student Life

Graduate students at Syracuse University enjoy many academic, cultural, recreational, and social activities outside the classroom within the University’s vibrant campus life.

Students can choose from more than 200 student organizations, including performing arts groups; sports teams; and student-run print, radio, and broadcast media, to name a few. The Graduate Student Organization (GSO) takes an active part in formulating graduate policy, exploring problems of concern to graduate students, and is represented on the University Senate and the University Board of Trustees.

Several recreational facilities on campus draw students all hours of the day for invigorating workouts. Students can challenge a friend to a game of squash at Archbold Gymnasium, or master hip hop during a late night dance class. Facilities also include weight machines, free weights, and cardiovascular exercise machines, along with basketball, racquetball, and handball courts. For more structured activities, Syracuse University fields varsity teams in a number of sports for men and women. Some teams compete in the 50,000-seat Carrier Dome, located on campus.

Concert and lectures with nationally and internationally known presenters are held frequently at Hendricks Chapel and many other locations across campus. On-campus entertainment sources also include first-run and classic movies presented nearly every night of the week by various film societies; forums; art exhibitions; and plays. The Setnor School of Music organizes performances featuring students, faculty, and guest artists.

The Mary Ann Shaw Center for Public and Community Service offers students the opportunity to get involved in service projects and volunteer activities. Opportunities for involvement extend into the community as well, with the University-city Connective Corridor initiative linking the campus by bus with downtown galleries, museums, theaters, music venues, and cultural festivals.

Traveling exhibitions and student and faculty art are shown throughout the year, principally in the Joe and Emily Lowe Art Gallery on campus. For stage performances, the John D. Archbold Theater is home of the professional Equity company Syracuse Stage. The intimate Experimental Theater is used for student productions.

Students gather at the Schine Student Center on Main Campus to meet friends, grab lunch at Schine dining, or pick up art supplies at the main bookstore. The Goldstein Student Center provides the same atmosphere for students residing on South Campus.

Adjunct Faculty and Teaching Assistants

Adjunct Faculty by School, Department, or Division

A & S - Curriculum/Instruction 2
A & S - Writing Program 4
African-American Studies 1
Anthropology 1
Architecture 4
Art & Music Histories 1
Arts & Sciences - Honors 16
Arts & Sciences - Dean 3
Biology 2
Civil & Envirnmtal Engineering 4
Communication Rhetorical Study 4
Communication Sciences & Dis 3
Counseling & Human Services 2
Cultural Fndtn-Intergrp Dialog 2
Cultural Foundations Ed Curric 1
CVPA-Drama 23
CVPA-Foundation 5
CVPA-School of Music 41
Department of Art at Comart 3
Department of Art at Shaffer 6
Economics 1
Ed-Teaching & Leadership 4
Ed-Teach & Ldrship-Art Eductn 1
Ed-Teach & Ldrship Music 1
Elec Eng & Computer Science 8
English 3
Exercise Science 27
FALK Child & Family Studies 3
FALK Marriage & Family Therapy 2
FALK Nutrition Sci & Dietetics 2
FALK Public Health 1
FALK Social Work 10
FALK Sport Management 1
Fashion & Design Technology 2
Forensic Science Institute 7
Higher Education 1
History 1
Information Studies-Dean 28
Languages, Lit & Linguistics 29
Law College 7
Mathematics 4
Maxwell Dean’s Office 2
Mech and Aerospace Engineering 1
Philosophy 2
Psychology 4
Public Admin & International Affairs 4
Public Communications 38
School of Design 19
School of Management 22
Sociology 5
Transmedia Studies 15
University College - BPS 2
University College-Fin Stdt Sp 1
University College-SCP Gen Ad 6


TA’S by School, Department, or Division

A & S - Curriculum/Instruction 3
A & S - Women’s Studies 4
A & S - Writing Program 20
African-American Studies 7
Aging Studies Institute 2
Anthropology 14
Architecture 31
Art & Music Histories 4
Biology 31
BMC Engineering 15
CVPA-Foundation 9
CVPA-School of Music 17
Chemistry 52
Civil & Environmental Engineering 13
Communication Rhetorical Study 11
Communication Sciences & Dis 4
Continuing Ed & Global Outreach 1
Counseling & Human Services 5
Cultural Foundations Ed Curric 6
Department of Art at Comart 12
Department of Art at Shaffer 5
Earth Sciences 17
Economics 31
Ed-Instructional Technology 4
Ed-Teaching & Leadership 15
Ed-Teach & Ldrship-Art Eductn 2
Ed-Teach & Ldrship Music 2
Ed-Teach & Ldrship Sci Teach 3
Elec Eng & Computer Science 48
A & S - Curriculum/Instruction 4
A & S - Women’s Studies 3
A & S - Writing Program 20
African-American Studies 8
Anthropology 14
Architecture 31
Art & Music Histories 4
Biology 25
BMC Engineering 12
CVPA-Foundation 8
CVPA-School of Design 1
CVPA-School of Music 15
Chemistry 61
Civil & Environmental Engineering 13
Communication Rhetorical Study 10
Communication Sciences & Dis 3
Counseling & Human Services 7
Cultural Foundations Ed Curric 6
Department of Art at Comart 14
Department of Art at Shaffer 6
Earth Sciences 23
Economics 29
Ed-Instructional Technology 4
Ed-Teaching & Leadership 13
Ed-Teach & Ldrship-Art Eductn 2
Ed-Teach & Ldrship Math 1
Ed-Teach & Ldrship Music 2
Ed-Teach & Ldrship Sci Teach 4
Elec Eng & Computer Science 35
Engineering-Dean’s Office 1
English 47
Exercise Science 9
FALK BMW Child Dev. School 2
FALK-Child and Family Studies 8
FALK-Nutrition Science & Dietics 11
FALK-Public Health 4
FALK-Sport Management 4
Geography 20
Higher Education 1
History 23
Information Studies-Dean 3
Languages, Lit & Linguistics 19
Mathematics 41
Maxwell Dean’s Office 5
Mech and Aerospace Engineering 20
Philosophy 23
Physics 25
Political Science 32
Psychology 22
Psychology Service Center 1
Public Communications 5
Reading & Language Arts 7
Religion 17
School of Management 27
Science Teaching 2
Sociology 15
Transmedia Studies 13
UC Summer Programs Faculty 3
University College-SCP Gen Ad 55

Syracuse University Roster

University Officers

Each officer’s year of appointment to the University staff is given in parenthesis.

Kent Syverud, B.A., J.D., (2014)
Chancellor and President

Elizabeth D. Liddy B.A., M.S., Ph.D. (1988)
Interium Vice Chancellor and Provost

Louis G. Marcoccia, B.A., M.S., C.P.A., Ed.D. (1975)
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

Jean Gallipeau B.S., M.B.A., C.P.A.  (2013)

David J. Smith B.S., M.B.A.,C.F.A. (2013)

Academic Officers

Andria Costello Staniec, B.S., M.S., Ph.D. (1999)
Associate Provost for Academic Programs

Christopher Sedore, B.S. (1991)
Senior Vice President for Enrollment Management

K. Matthew Dames, B.S., M.S., J.D., Ph.D. (2008)
Interim Dean of the Libraries and University Librarian

Effective August 3: David Seaman B.A., M.A. (2015)
University Librarian and Dean of the Syracuse University Libraries

Gina Lee-Glauser, B.S., M.S., Ph.D. (2001)
Vice President for Research

Schools and Colleges

School of Architecture

Michael A. Speaks, Dean

College of Arts & Sciences

Karin Ruhlandt, Dean

School of Education

Joanna O. Masingila, Dean

College of Engineering & Computer Science

Chilukuri K. Mohan, Interim Dean

Effective August 1: Teresa A. Dahlberg, Dean

David B. Falk College of Sport and Human Dynamics

Diane Lyden Murphy, Dean

School of Information Studies

Jeffrey Stanton, Interim Dean

College of Law

Hannah Arterian, Dean

Effective August 1 William C. Banks, Interim Dean

Martin J. Whitman School of Management

Kenneth Kavajecz, Dean

Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs

James B. Steinberg, Dean

S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications

Lorraine Branham, Dean

College of Visual and Performing Arts

Ann Clarke, Dean

University College

Bethaida Gonzalez, Dean

Student Privacy Rights (FERPA)

Annual Notification of Rights Under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act

Syracuse University fully complies with the federal Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act and its implementing regulations, each as amended (collectively, “FERPA”), and with guidelines recommended by the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers. FERPA gives students certain rights with respect to their education records. These rights include:

  1. The right to inspect and review the student’s education records.

    Students should submit to the University Registrar (106 Steele Hall, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY 13244-1120) a written request that identifies the record(s) they wish to inspect. The University Registrar will make arrangements for access, excluding records and documents considered exceptions or to which a student has waived his or her right of access, and notify the student of the time and place where the records may be inspected. Access will be provided within a reasonable time, not to exceed 45 days after the Registrar’s receipt of the student’s request.
  2. The right to request the amendment of the student’s education records that the student believes are in accurate or misleading, or in violation of the student’s privacy rights.

    Students who wish to ask the University to amend a record should obtain a Request to Amend or Remove Education Records form from the Registrar’s Office and clearly identify the part of the record they want changed and specify why it is inaccurate, misleading or in violation of their rights of privacy. Note that this does not include a right to contest grades or other substantive matters accurately reflected in the records. Thus, this procedure may not be used to change a grade in a record unless the grade assigned was inaccurately recorded. If the University decides not to amend the record as requested, the University will notify the student in writing of the decision and of the student’s right to a hearing regarding the request for amendment. Additional information regarding the hearing procedures will be provided to the student when he or she is notified of the right to a hearing. If the hearing results in a final determination not to amend the record, the student is permitted to place a statement with the record commenting on the contested information, stating his or her disagreement with the decision not to amend the record, or both.
  3. The right to provide written consent before the University discloses personally identifiable information from the student’s education records, except to the extent that FERPA authorizes disclosure without consent.

    A student has the right to consent to the disclosure of personally identifiable information contained in his or her education records, except to the extent that FERPA authorizes disclosure without consent. Set forth below is information about some of the circumstances in which FERPA authorizes such disclosures. The University reserves the right to make disclosures of information from education records without a student’s consent in these and other circumstances in which such disclosures are permitted by FERPA.
  1. The University may disclose education records without a student’s prior written consent to school officials with legitimate educational interests.
    A school official is:
  1. a person employed by the University in an administrative, supervisory, academic or research or support staff position;
  2. a person or company with whom the University has contracted (such as an attorney, auditor, or collection agent);
  3. a person serving on the Board of Trustees;
  4. a student serving on an official committee, such as a disciplinary or grievance committee, or assisting another school official in performing his or her tasks; or
  5. a person volunteering or otherwise performing services for the University.
    A school official has a “legitimate educational interest” when he, she, or it has a need to access student education records for the purpose of performing an appropriate educational, research, administrative or other function for the University.
  1. The University may disclose education records without consent to officials of another university, college or school in which a student seeks or intends to enroll, or is already enrolled, for purposes of the student’s enrollment or transfer.
  2. The University may disclose education records without consent to parents of a dependent student as defined by the Internal Revenue Service, when proof of dependency has been provided. A “parent” is a parent, guardian, or someone acting as a parent who meets the IRS standard. (Note: Students should refer to their individual school/college policies concerning parental notification of information regarding academic misconduct and/or academic performance.)
  3. The University may disclose education records without consent to appropriate parties in connection with an emergency if knowledge of the information is necessary to protect the health or safety of the student or other individuals.
  1. The right to prevent disclosure of personally identifiable information that Syracuse University has designated as “Directory Information.”

    Unless a student has followed the steps described below, the University may disclose “directory information” without consent in accordance with the provisions of FERPA. Directory information is defined as that information which would not generally be considered harmful or an invasion of privacy if disclosed. Syracuse University considers the following to be directory information:

Current address and phone number
Permanent address and phone number
SU email address*

Academic awards and honors
Athletic participation
Dates of attendance
Degree(s) earned and date(s)
Full/part-time status
Majors(s)/degree program(s)
Photograph or other visual image
Prior postsecondary institutions attended
SU ID number
SU school/college(s)*

* Asterisked items are displayed in the University’s online directory

Students may block the public disclosure of directory information (in whole or in part) by filing a Request to Prevent Disclosure of Directory Information form with the Office of the Registrar, 106 Steele Hall. Requests may be filed at any time, and remain in effect permanently (including after departure from the University) until removed, in writing, by the student. The Registrar’s Office will provide information about additional steps that must be taken by students who wish to prevent release of information regarding athletic participation and announcements of academic achievements to their hometown newspaper(s).

Filing of a Request to Prevent Disclosure will also prevent information from loading to Blackboard, an online course management system used in many SU classes, and may make a student ineligible for SUmail, SU’s student e-mail system. For such students who are required to use Blackboard for one or more classes, the Registrar’s Office will provide information about the additional steps that must be taken. Instead of SUmail, those who file a Request to Prevent Disclosure that includes their SU e-mail address will be provided an official SU e-mail account in the University’s administrative e-mail system.

Students should carefully consider the consequences of a decision to prevent disclosure of Directory Information. Regardless of the effect upon students, the University assumes no liability as a result of honoring instructions that such information be withheld.

  1. The right to file a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education concerning alleged failures by Syracuse University to comply with the requirements of FERPA.

    Any student who has reason to believe that the University is not complying with FERPA should inform the University Registrar in writing. The Registrar shall promptly review all such allegations and initiate appropriate actions. In addition, students have the right to file complaints with the United States Department of Education concerning alleged failures by the University to comply with the requirements of FERPA. Complaints may be submitted in writing to:

Family Policy Compliance Office
U.S. Department of Education
400 Maryland Avenue, SW
Washington DC 20202-5920
Phone: 1-800-872-5327

For additional information about the University’s FERPA policy, see http://supolicies.syr.edu/ethics/ferpa.htm. Questions about FERPA, students’ privacy rights, and compliance procedures may be directed to the Office of the Registrar, 106 Steele Hall, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY 13244-1120, 315 443-2422.

Related Policy: Computer Law (from item VII of SU Computing and Electronic Communications Policy)

Under Article 156 of the New York State Penal Code, criminal sanctions are imposed for offenses involving computers, software, and computer data. The offenses include unauthorized use of the computer, computer trespass, computer tampering, and unlawful duplication or possession of computer-related material. Improper or unauthorized access to, or release or manipulation of, any student record in such form is included in such offenses. All computers, software, data, business records, and student records of the University in any form, electronic or paper, belong to the institution. Any person committing an offense with respect to them may be subject personally to criminal sanctions and other liability. Federal laws may also apply to some circumstances.


Student Complaint Process

The Syracuse University Grievance Procedures Policy is available at http://supolicies.syr.edu/studs/grievance.htm. The Grievance Resolution process for graduate students is published at (http://graduateschool.syr.edu/ ).  Complaint and grievance processes begin and are typically resolved at the department or school/college level.
If a complaint is not resolved satisfactorily internally (within the University), then students may file a complaint with the New York State Education Department (NYSED) which oversees higher education in New York.  Their complaint process can be found at http://www.highered.nysed.gov/ocue/spr/COMPLAINTFORMINFO.html .  Complaints may also be filed with the University’s accrediting agency, Middle States Commission on Higher Education. See http://www.msche.org/documents/ComplaintsInvolvingMemberCandidate.pdf   (can be accessed from http://www.msche.org/?Nav1=POLICIES&Nav2=INDEX ).
This information is provided in compliance with the Code of Federal Regulations, Chapter 34, §668.43(b) (http://www.ecfr.gov/cgi-bin/text-idx?SID=342e66de1078436be939e1deb74f8ec0&mc=true&node=se34.3.668_143&rgn=div8


Distance Learning Students - Information

Registration of Distance Programs

Syracuse University’s degree and certificate programs delivered through distance education are registered with the New York State Education Department (NYSED).  Requirements for distance education differ state by state.  Syracuse University has registered, has obtained exemption for registration, or is in the process of registering or obtaining exemption for the programs available in those states as required under local laws. (States (see below) with an asterisk (*) include specific statements required by those states

Distance Learning Complaint Process for Out-of-State Students

Students residing in other states while enrolled in a course offered by Syracuse University are encouraged to utilize Syracuse University’s internal complaint or review policies and procedures, typically initiated within the academic department, prior to filing a complaint with their state agency or agencies. See “Student Complaint Process” for additional information.

However, if the complaint is not resolved through these processes, a student may use the following list (current as of June 2015) to identify the office(s) to which complaints may be directed in the state in which the student resides.

If a complaint is not resolved satisfactorily within the University, then students may also file a complaint with the New York State Education Department (NYSED) which oversees higher education in New York state and/or with Middle States Commission on Higher Education, the University’s accrediting agency.  See “Student Complaint Process” for additional information.


Alabama Commission on Higher Education
PO Box 302000
Montgomery, AL 36130-2000


Alaska Commission on Postsecondary Education
PO Box 110505
Juneau, AK 99811-0505


Arizona State Board for Private Post-secondary Education
1400 W. Washington Street, Room 260
Phoenix, AZ 85007


* Arkansas Higher Education Coordinating Board certification does not constitute an endorsement of any institution, course or degree program. Such certification merely indicates that certain minimum standards have been met under the rules and regulations of institutional certification as defined in Arkansas Code §6-61-301.

The student should be aware that these degree programs may not transfer. The transfer of course/degree credit is determined by the receiving institution.

Arkansas Higher Education Coordinating Board
Arkansas Department of Higher Education
114 East Capitol Ave.
Little Rock, AR 72201


California Bureau of Private Postsecondary Education
P.O. Box 980818
W. Sacramento, CA 95798-0818

Attorney General’s Office, California Department of Justice, Attn: Public Inquiry Unit
PO Box 9044255
Sacramento, CA 94244-2550


Colorado Department of Higher Education
1560 Broadway, Suite 1600
Denver, Colorado 80202


Connecticut Department of Higher Education
61 Woodland St.
Hartford, CT, 06105-2326


Delaware Higher Education Office
John G. Townsend Building, Suite 2
Dover, DE 19901

Delaware Attorney General
Consumer Protection Wilmington: 820 N. French Street 5th floor
Wilmington, DE 19801

District of Columbia

District of Columbia, Office of the State Superintendent of Education
Higher Education Licensure Commission
810 First Street, NE, 2nd Floor
Washington, DC 20002


Florida Commission for Independent Education
325 W. Gaines Street, Suite 1414
Tallahassee, FL 32399-0400

The right of appeal of the final institutional decision may be made to:

Georgia Nonpublic Postsecondary Education Commission
2082 E Exchange Pl. #220
Tucker, GA 30084-5334
(770) 414-3300


Hawaii Postsecondary Education Authorization Program
P.O. Box 541
Honolulu, Hawaii 96809


Idaho State Board of Education
Attn: State Coordinator for Private Colleges and Proprietary Schools
650 West State Street
P.O. Box 83720
Boise, ID 83720-0037


Illinois Board of Higher Education
431 East Adams, 2nd Floor
Springfield, Illinois 62701-1404
Institutional Complaint Hotline: (217) 557-7359


* Syracuse University is authorized by:
The Indiana Board for Proprietary Education
101, W. Ohio St., Suite 670,
Indianapolis, IN  46204-1984

Indiana Board for Proprietary Education
Attn: Director of Regulatory Compliance
302 W Washington Street, Room E201
Indianapolis, IN 46204


Iowa Student Aid Commission
450 E. Grand Ave., 3rd Floor
Des Moines, IA 50309


Kansas Board of Regents
1000 SW Jackson Street, Suite 520
Topeka, KS 66612-1368


Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education
1024 Capital Center Dr. #320
Frankfort, KY 40601-7512

Office of the Attorney General
Capitol Suite 118, 700 Capitol Avenue
Frankfort, KY 40601-3449


Louisiana Board of Regents
Attn: Nancy Beall or Dr. Larry Trembly
P.O. Box 3677
Baton Rouge, LA 70821-3677
(225) 342-4253  (225) 342-9318


Maine Department of Education
Anita Bernhardt - Complaints
23 State House Station
Augusta, ME 04333-0023

Maine Attorney General
Consumer Protection Division
6 State House Station
Augusta, ME 04333


* Syracuse University has registered its distance education programs with the Maryland Higher Education Commission.

Maryland Higher Education Commission
6 North Liberty Street, 10th Floor
Baltimore, MD 21201
(410) 767-3388


Office of the Attorney General, Consumer Protection Division
200 St. Paul Place
Baltimore, MD 21202
Consumer Protection Hotline: (410) 528-8662


Massachusetts Board of Higher Education
One Ashburton Place, Room 1401
Boston, MA 02108


Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs
Bureau of Commercial Services, Licensing Division
Proprietary School Unit Staff
201 N. Washington Sq.
Lansing, MI 48913


Minnesota Office of Higher Education

1450 Energy Park Drive, Suite 350
St. Paul, MN 55108-5227

*Syracuse University is registered with the office pursuant to sections 136A.61 to 136A.71.  Registration is not an endorsement of the institution.  Credits earned at the institution may not transfer to all other institutions.


Mississippi Commission on College Accreditation
3825 Ridgewood Road
Jackson, MS 39211-6453

Consumer Protection Division, Office of the Attorney General
PO Box 22947
Jackson, MS 39225-2947
http://www.ago.state.ms.us/index.php/contact  (email)


Missouri Department of Higher Education
205 Jefferson Street, PO Box 1469
Jefferson City, MO 65102-1469
Policy: http://dhe.mo.gov/documents/POLICYONCOMPLAINTRESOLUTION-reviseddraft.pdf


Montana Board of Regents
Office of Commissioner of Higher Education, Montana University System
2500 Broadway Street
PO Box 203201
Helena, MT 59620-3201

Montana Office of Consumer Protection
2225 11th Avenue
PO Box 200151
Helena, MT 59620-0151


Nebraska Coordinating Commission for Postsecondary Education
PO Box 95005
Lincoln, NE 68509-5005

Nebraska Attorney General, Consumer Protection Division
2115 State Capitol
Lincoln, NE 68509
Consumer Protection Hotline: (800) 727-6432


Nevada Commission on Post-secondary Education
8778 S Maryland Parkway, Suite 115
Las Vegas, NV 89123

New Hampshire

Patricia Edes
New Hampshire Postsecondary Education Commission
101 Pleasant Street
Concord, NH 03301

New Jersey

New Jersey Higher Education
PO Box 542
Trenton, NJ 08625

New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs
124 Halsey Street,
New Jersey 07102

New Mexico

New Mexico Higher Education Department
2048 Galisteo
Santa Fe, NM 87505

New York

New York Office of College and University Evaluation
New York State Education Department
5 North Mezzanine
Albany, NY 12234

North Carolina

Postsecondary Education Complaints
c/o Assistant Director of Licensure and Workforce
University of North Carolina General Administration
910 Raleigh Road
Chapel Hill, NC 27515

North Dakota

North Dakota Department of Career and Technical Education
State Capitol - 15th Floor
600 E. Boulevard Ave. Dept. 270
Bismarck, ND 58505-0610


Ohio Board of Regents
25 South Front Street
Columbus, OH 43215-4183

Ohio Attorney General, Consumer Protection Section
30 E. Broad St., 14th floor
Columbus, OH 43215-3400


Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education
655 Research Parkway, Suite 200
Oklahoma City, OK 73104

Oklahoma Office of the Attorney General, Consumer Protection Unit
Attn: Investigative Analyst
313 NE 21st Street
Oklahoma City, OK 73105


Oregon Higher Education Coordinating Commission
Office of Degree Authorization
775 Court Street NE, Salem, OR 97301

Oregon Attorney General
Financial Fraud/Consumer Protection Section
1162 Court St. NE
Salem, OR 97301-4096


Pennsylvania Department of Education
333 Market Street
Harrisburg, PA 17126-0333

Office of Attorney General, Bureau of Consumer Protection 14th Floor, Strawberry Square, Harrisburg, PA 17120

Rhode Island

Rhode Island Board of Governors for Higher Education
Shepard Building, 80 Washington Street
Providence, RI 02903

Rhode Island Department of Attorney General, Consumer Protection Unit
150 South Main Street
Providence, RI 02903

South Carolina

South Carolina Commission on Higher Education
1122 Lady St., Suite 300
Columbia, SC 29201

South Dakota

South Dakota Secretary of State Jason M. Gant
State Capitol, 500 East Capitol Avenue
Pierre, SD 57501-5070

South Dakota Office of Attorney General
Division of Consumer Protection
1302 E Hwy 14 Suite 3
Pierre SD 57501-8053


Tennessee Higher Education Commission
404 James Robertson Parkway, Suite 1900
Nashville, TN 37243


* Syracuse University is not regulated in Texas under Chapter 132 of the Texas Education Code.

Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board
1200 E. Anderson Lane
Austin, TX 78752

Title 19 of the Texas Administrative Code, Sections 1.110‐1.120:

Office of the Attorney General, Consumer Protection Division
PO Box 12548
Austin, TX 78711-2548


Utah Division of Consumer Protection
160 East 300 South
Salt Lake City, Utah 84111


Vermont Agency of Education, State Board of Education
120 State Street
Montpelier, VT 05620-2501

Vermont Attorney General’s Office
109 State Street
Montpelier, VT 05609-1001


State Council of Higher Education for Virginia
101 N. 14TH St.
James Monroe Building
Richmond, VA 23219


Washington Student Achievement Council
917 Lakeridge Way
PO Box 43430
Olympia, WA 98504-3430

West Virginia

West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission
1018 Kanawha Blvd E., Suite 700
Charleston, WV 25301-2800

West Virginia Office of the Attorney General, Consumer Protection Division
PO Box 1789
Charleston, WV 25326-1789
See also: https://www.wvhepc.org/resources/Complaint_Process.pdf


Wisconsin Educational Approval Board
201 W. Washington Avenue, 3rd Floor
PO Box 8696
Madison, WI 53708


Wyoming Department of Education
2300 Capitol Avenue, Hathaway Building, 2nd Floor
Cheyenne, WY 82002-0050

Attorney General’s Office
123 Capitol Building, 200 W. 24th Street
Cheyenne, WY 82002

Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico Council on Higher Education
PO Box 1900
San Juan, PR 00910-1900

Puerto Rico Department of Justice
PO Box 9020192
San Juan, Puerto Rico 00902-0192



Nondiscrimination and EEO Policy


The University does not discriminate on any protected basis. This includes in admission, treatment, or access to its programs or activities or in employment in its programs and activities. The University prohibits harassment or discrimination related to any protected category. The protected bases include creed, ethnic or national origin, sex, gender, pregnancy, disability, marital status, political or social affiliation, age, race, color, veteran status, military status, religion, sexual orientation, domestic violence status, gender identity, gender expression or perceived gender. Any complaint of discrimination or harassment related to any of these protected bases should be reported to the University’s Chief Equal Opportunity, Inclusion and Resolution Services Officer, Cynthia Maxwell Curtin. She is responsible for coordinating compliance efforts under the various laws including Titles VI, IX and Section 504* of the Rehabilitation Act. She can be contacted at Equal Opportunity, Inclusion and Resolution Services, 005 Steele Hall, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY 13244-1520; OR by email: cmcurtin@syr.edu; or by telephone: 315-443-4018.


Consistent with both federal and state laws, in general, no individual who is otherwise qualified shall be excluded from participation in, be denied benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity, solely by reason of having a disability. If a student needs accommodations for a disability, please contact the Office of Disability Services (ODS), http://disabilityservices.syr.edu, located in Room 309 of 804 University Avenue, or call (315) 443-4498 or TDD: (315) 443-1371 for an appointment. ODS is responsible for coordinating disability-related accommodations for students and will issue students with documented Disabilities Accommodation Authorization Letters, as appropriate. Additional information is available at http://www.syr.edu/accessiblesu/index.html.


Consistent with Title IX, the University’s prohibits harassment, domestic or dating violence rape, sexual assault, domestic or dating violence, stalking, sexual coercion and non-contact sexual abuse such as voyeurism, and sexual exploitation or other forms of sexual violence or nonconsensual sexual activity. The University’s standard for consent means informed, sober, mutual, and expressed by action and words. If you or someone you know has been harassed or assaulted, privileged and confidential advocacy and supportive services are available by calling the Sexual and Relationship Violence Response Team of licensed professionals at 315-443-4715, 200 Walnut Place. Additional information is available at http://www.syr.edu/hcd/equal-opportunity.html or by calling the Title IX hotline: 315-443-0211.


*Title IX prohibits harassment or discrimination based on sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender expression, or gender identity and is enforced by the Office for Civil Rights [OCR@ed.gov; 800-421-3481]. Titles VI and VII prohibit harassment or discrimination based on race, national origin, or color. Sections 503 and 504 of the federal Rehabilitation Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act prohibit discrimination or harassment because of disability. In addition, New York law prohibits discrimination or harassment based on these and other protected categories.


Campus Safety

It is Syracuse University’s policy to provide anyone, on request, with a printed copy of the University’s policies and procedures regarding campus security and safety, as well as crime rates and statistics for the most recent three-year period. A copy of Your Safety and Security at Syracuse University, a handbook that provides this information, is available from DPS. The handbook is updated annually.

The Syracuse University Department of Public Safety will provide upon request all campus crime statistics as reported to the United States Department of Education.

US DOE website: http://ope.ed.gov/security/