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News and Events


  • Thursday, October 23, 3:00-5:00pm in 207 Hall of Languages- It's Your Career...What's Your Game Plan? A career workshop for STEM grad students and postdocs. Speaker: Dr. Philip Clifford, Associate Dean for Research, University of Illinois at Chicago. Do you want to find a career that's enjoyable and rewarding?  Of course … but how do you find the right path, especially when there are so many career directions scientists and engineers can follow? Attend this interactive workshop to learn a logical, step-by-step process for exploring your career options and deciding which will provide the best fit for your own set of skills, interests, and values.Philip Clifford is recognized nationally for championing career and professional development for PhD scientists. He is a co-creator of the widely acclaimed career website,, and a frequent speaker at seminars, workshops, and symposia on career issues for PhD scientists. In 2012, he was awarded the National Postdoctoral Association's Distinguished Service Award. Refreshments will be served. To Register: Log in to MySlice. Click on OrangeLink under Student Services > Career Services. Click RSVP to Workshop under Quick Links on the right. Find the event in the list and click RSVP. Presented by GSO, Career Services, The Graduate School, and the Office of Research. View PDF Flyer
  • Monday, October 27, 12:45-2:15pm in  Kilian Room, 500 Hall of Languages- Religion Graduate Organization’s interdisciplinary symposium, Theory and Things. Session Two:The Materiality of Theory. Featuring Amy Kallander (History, Syracuse), Jenny Doctor (Belfer Audio Archive, Syracuse), Donovan Schaefer (Theology and Religion, Oxford).What, if anything, do we take to be “concrete?” How do we conceptualize the subjects and the objects of our study? How does our materiality affect our approach to our “material?” View Flyer
  • Wednesday, October 29, 5:15-6:30pm in Kittredge Auditorium, HBC- CUT seminar series: Active Learning: How to Make the Most of "Lecture" Time  presented by Jason Wiles, Biology. At universities everywhere, the academic teaching day is divided into blocks typically labeled as laboratory sessions, recitations, and lecture time, with lectures being the most common mode of instruction. However, education research has clearly shown that didactic lecture is probably the worst way for students to learn. So why is it so ubiquitous? Perhaps it is because teachers tend to teach the way they were taught. If this is true, it’s up to us to break the chain of passing down ineffective lecture modalities and move to more student-centered methods. In this workshop, we will explore a few ideas about how to use “lecture” time in more engaging ways. Click here to register.
  • Friday, October 31, 12:00-1:30 pm in 214 Hall of Languages- TA Program Series: Passing Midterms and Racing towards the Finish Line: End of the Semester Issues Facing TAs presented by Teaching Mentors. As the semester winds down, Teaching Assistants face a plethora of new situations and challenges.  Time management pressures, unreasonable student demands, and a declining amount of student motivation are just a few of the issues TAs face as the semester is ending.  Join a panel of experienced Teaching Mentors as they discuss their experiences dealing with the challenges associated with the last part of the semester.  This is an interactive session so please feel free to raise any issues that you are concerned about or are facing. Lunch will be provided courtesy of the GSO. To RSVP, please email Shawn Loner at

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The Graduate School


The Graduate School offers over 200 degree programs among its 10 schools and colleges and awards approximately 1,600 Master's degrees each year. Since its founding in 1870, the Graduate School has been a leader in quality graduate education among its peers in higher education.

Programs of the Graduate School

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The Graduate School provides a year-round program of activities designed to enrich the educational programs and professional development of graduate students at Syracuse University. For more infromation on our various programs go to

View Graduate School Programs Calendar


New Graduate Students

From accepting your admission to making housing arrangements, the New Student Checklist will guide you in preparing for your arrival in Syracuse.

Graduate School Contacts

Graduate School Dean’s office: 443-2543

207 Bowne Hall, Syracuse NY, 13244-1200

Graduate Application Inquiries: 443-4492

212 Bowne Hall, Syracuse NY, 13244-1200

Graduate Awards: 443-1701

212 Bowne Hall, Syracuse NY, 13244-1200

Future Professoriate Program/Teaching Assistant Program/

English Language Proficiency Services: 443-1856

220 Bowne Hall, Syracuse NY, 13244-1200


Graduate Funding Opportunities

  • Funding Options: Fellowships, Assistantships, Scholarships for new or current students
  • IIE Announces Graduate Fellowships for Study in China- Beginning in August, graduate students enrolled in U.S. universities can apply through the Institute of International Education for support to conduct doctoral research at one of 15 prestigious universities in China under the Joint Research Ph.D. Fellowship of the Confucius China Studies Program.  The fellowships are one component of an array of scholarships and fellowships offered by Hanban, which is a public institution affiliated with the Chinese Ministry of Education. IIE has been selected to manage the recruitment and review of fellowship applications for students from U.S. universities. Learn More  For details on eligibility and the application process, visit
  • What is a Fulbright U.S. Student Grant?
    The Fulbright U.S. Student Program provides grants for individually designed study/research projects or for English Teaching Assistantships. During their grants, Fulbrighters will meet, work, live with and learn from the people of the host country, sharing daily experiences. Through engagement in the community, the individual will interact with their hosts on a one-to-one basis in an atmosphere of openness, academic integrity, and intellectual freedom, thereby promoting mutual understanding.
    Many graduate students apply for the Fulbright Study/Research grant to support thesis or dissertation research. Please note that only US citizens (excluding permanent residents) are eligible for the Fulbright US Student Program.  Grant specifications vary by country; more information can be found on the Fulbright website:

    How do I apply?
    If you are a full-time enrolled SU student, you must apply through the SU Fulbright process, led by Prof. Susan Wadley and Ms. Judith O’Rourke. The application process begins in April and the SU deadline is September 15th of each year. Information sessions are held each April and writing workshops focused on applications essay drafts are held in the first weeks of the fall semester. We will announce the dates of the April application workshops soon.
    You’ll find the SU session information here:
  • Currently enrolled graduate students can learn about special opportunities at the Center for Fellowship and Scholarship Advising website: