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Admitted Students

Congratulations on your acceptance to the Newhouse School at Syracuse University!

Why choose Newhouse? You may have been admitted to other programs and are now facing the difficult and important task of choosing which program is best for you. Please take a moment to consider the factors that set the Newhouse School apart:

  • Our breadth of programs: You won’t find more public communications programs under one roof anywhere in the country. This allows you a wider variety of elective courses and a chance to collaborate with more students and more faculty on more projects.
  • Our one-year programs: While some institutions are now moving to this format, we’ve been doing it for 20 years, across all our programs, to great success. You limit the time spent away from the job market and you still gain all the skills you need, in one jam-packed intense year of study. It also means you only need to weather one winter in Syracuse!
  • Our Career Development Center: Our communications-specific career center supports both students and alumni with resumes, internships, job leads and networking.
  • The Newhouse Network: Our alumni are among the most successful and high-profile communications professionals in the world, and they can be found everywhere. Our alumni database includes thousands of alumni who are committed to helping students and fellow graduates with career advice, networking opportunities and job leads.

As always, feel free to contact us with any questions or concerns.

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Accepting the offer

Once you've been admitted to one of our master's programs and decide to enroll, you will need to submit forms and fees, which are detailed here.

  • Intent to Register Form and Deposit
    • What you will receive:

      After your admission has been processed by our Graduate Enrollment Management Center, you will receive an email from gradadm@syr.edu (an automated account) with the instructions and the form needed to reserve your spot.

      • International Students:  Processing your admission takes longer due to the required SEVIS information the office needs to complete. Your email will not be sent until you have provided the required financial documentation. This documentation was required at the time of your application but if you did not provide it, the amounts per program are available online.

      What you need to do:

      1) Pay an advance deposit of $500. Payments may be made with a check or money order made out to Syracuse University or by credit card via MySlice. (Please note there is a service charge of $13.50 for credit card payments.) This deposit is non-refundable. It will be applied to your first tuition bill once you enroll.

      2) Complete the requested information on the Intent to Register email form and send it back to graduateitr@syr.edu.

      If you prefer to mail your form and payment, please send to:

      Syracuse University
      Graduate Enrollment Management Center
      716 East Washington St., Suite 200
      Syracuse, NY 13210

      3) Public Diplomacy and Global Communications students should return Intent to Register forms to both Newhouse and Maxwell, but only one deposit is required.

      Please note that it will take 2-3 business days to confirm receipt of your payment and form.

  • The deadline
    • Your form must be returned and your deposit must be paid by May 15.

  • International Students
    • Our Slutzker Center for International Services will also prepare your I-20 form and the Graduate Enrollment Management Processing Center will mail it along with your hard copy admit letter. These documents may still take several weeks to process. We greatly appreciate your patience.

  • Deferment Requests
    • Newhouse reviews requests for deferment on a case-by-case basis. If you would like to request a deferment, please submit a brief statement indicating your specific reasons for deferment to nhmasters@syr.edu. Media studies should email masscomm@syr.edu. Include "Request for Deferment" in your subject line. If approved, you will only be allowed to defer your admission once, and for one year. Any merit aid award offered to you for this year will be forfeited and you will be reconsidered for merit aid next year. We will send you a letter explaining the terms of deferment and any deadlines you need to be aware of for next year. Advance deposits paid for 2020 will automatically be applied to 2021 should you defer. All deferment requests must be made prior to May 15.

  • Declining an Offer

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