Newhouse Facts

A photo of the exterior of Newhouse 1.

Academic Units

  • Advertising (B.S., M.A.)
  • Arts Journalism (M.A.)
  • Audio Arts (joint M.A. with the College of Visual and Performing Arts)
  • Broadcast and Digital Journalism (B.S., M.S.)
  • Communications@Syracuse (online M.S.)
  • Communications Management (executive education M.S.)
  • Computational Journalism (M.S.)
  • Magazine (B.S.)
  • Magazine, Newspaper & Online Journalism (M.A.)
  • Mass Communications (Ph.D.)
  • Media and Education (M.A.)
  • Media Management (M.S.)
  • Media Studies (M.A.)
  • Multimedia Photography & Design [Graphic Design (B.S.); Photography (B.S., M.S.)]
  • Newspaper and Online Journalism (B.S.)
  • Public Diplomacy (joint M.A. with the Maxwell School)
  • Public Relations (B.S., M.S.)
  • Television, Radio & Film (B.S., M.A.)

History

  • 1934: School of Journalism founded at Syracuse University
  • 1964: First building, Newhouse 1, opens
  • 1971: School of Journalism merges with Department of Television and Radio; re-named S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications
  • 1974: Second building, Newhouse 2, opens
  • 2007: Third building, Newhouse 3, opens
  • 2014: Studio and Innovation Center, featuring the Dick Clark Studios and Alan Gerry Center for Media Innovation opens

Dean
Lorraine E. Branham

Faculty
More than 80 full-time instructional faculty and 50 adjunct faculty

Staff
Approximately 50 full-time and 10 part-time staff

Alumni
More than 27,000

Enrollment
Approximately 1,900 undergraduates, 200 master’s degree students and 13 doctoral degree students

Selectivity
Newhouse now receives approximately 4,700 applications for a first-year class of 400. The typical admitted student has a 3.8 GPA and an SAT score in the 1300s. On the graduate level, the school receives 750 to 1,000 applications each year for 200 spots in the 13 professional master’s programs. The average GPA of admitted students is 3.4, though it varies by program.  

Facilities
The Newhouse School is housed in a 250,000-square-foot, three-building complex that includes state-of-the-art classrooms, professional studios, a digital news center, a 300-seat auditorium, a research center, a doctoral student suite and offices, an executive education wing, a café and many spaces for formal and informal meetings and collaboration among students, faculty and staff.

Accreditation

The S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications is one of 100+ mass communications schools accredited through the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications (ACEJMC). Our voluntary participation in self-assessment and external review helps to ensure that Newhouse students consistently receive excellent preparation for their future careers in the communications industries. Our accreditation reflects our commitment to nine standards that translate into small class sizes, hands-on learning experiences, an introduction to communications law, comprehensive advising and career development, and a strong liberal arts foundation. To learn more about accreditation and why it matters, visit the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications website.

The Newhouse School is located at 215 University Place, Syracuse, NY 13244-2100.

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