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New students

Welcome to the Newhouse School! If you will be studying on campus, the information on this page will help you begin planning for your arrival.

Curriculum information

Below are links to PDF documents of the most recent programs of study for each of the programs as well as links to the online Course Catalog, which includes descriptions of the courses. Please note that in some cases the newly revised curricula are still awaiting approval from New York state and cannot be posted until that occurs. 

(If you cannot open or download these PDFs, please email

Academic calendar

Summer session for professional master's students begins on Monday, July 6, 2020, with a mandatory all-day Newhouse orientation session. Summer classes begin on July 7 and end on Aug. 14.

Media studies orientation will take place on Thursday, Aug. 27. Fall semester classes begin Monday, Aug. 31, 2020.

Get more details on the Syracuse University Academic Calendar>>

Activate your NetID

This will give you access to the University’s email, financial aid and registration system. It is essential that you activate and check your email account regularly, as it will be the primary communication source for class, program and school information before and after you arrive on campus. Your SUID is printed on your admit letter and Intent to Register form.

You can access your email via SUMail. Your personal records, including grades and financial aid information, is available on MySlice.

Apply for financial aid

Need-based aid is administered through the University’s Office of Financial Aid, which facilitates the disbursement of government loan funds, the only form of need-based aid available to graduate students. In order to be considered for federal aid you must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident and submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). If your program begins in the summer, you must file for both 2019-20 and 2020-21. You may apply online and should do so as soon as possible. You should also check your Financial Aid To-Do List on MySlice in order to apply for summer financial aid. The curriculum sheets above indicate how many credits you will take each term.

Health form and insurance

You must complete your health history and immunization forms through the SU Health Services Patient Portal by July 1. Completion of this may require a physical or immunizations. Health services are provided for students by the Syracuse University Office of Health Services through payment of mandatory health fees.

Health insurance is also required of all graduate students, to cover expenses not included in the health fee and medical treatment outside of the Health Center, such as emergency room care, hospitalization, eye care and dental services.

Degree-bearing transcript

Get more information on how to supply your degree-bearing transcipt to your graduate program>>