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Veteran and Military

Whether you’re a veteran or serving in the armed forces, Syracuse University is committed to helping you succeed.

Syracuse University has a proud history of welcoming all veterans and service members, and we invite you to explore our online graduate, undergraduate and certificate programs. Or, take advantage of a variety of career and entrepreneurship training programs exclusively for service members, veterans and their families.

Flexible and Affordable Degrees

At Syracuse University, pursuing your education is not constrained by the military’s demands on your time or your duty station. Online courses are offered in flexible formats that allow you to study during off-duty hours.

Our online undergraduate degrees are offered at the Department of Defense Tuition Assistance (TA) rate, allowing eligible active duty, U.S. Reserve Component and National Guard members to pursue a degree with little to no out-of-pocket cost.

We are proud to be an approved Air University Associate-To-Baccalaureate Cooperative (AU-ABC) institution. Members of the Air Force, Air Force Reserve and Air National Guard can maximize their military career education and training by completing an online undergraduate degree from anywhere in the world.

Syracuse University also participates in the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs', Yellow Ribbon Program, so eligible veterans can pursue a degree with little to no out-of-pocket cost.

Dedicated to Your Success

A dedicated team of military admissions advisors can help you define your career goals and navigate the application process. Before admission, we evaluate your professional military education and any earned college credits so they can be applied toward your selected degree program. Application fees are waived for all online undergraduate and graduate programs.

Career Preparedness Training Programs

Institute for Veterans and Military Families offers the following online, non-credit training programs for transitioning service members, veterans and military spouses, as well as members of the National Guard and Reserves.

Onward to Opportunity

A career skills program that provides civilian career training, professional certifications and employment services support for transitioning service members, members of the Reserves and National Guard, veterans and military spouses. Learn more about Onward to Opportunity.

Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans

Three no-cost training programs for veterans, caregivers, military spouses and their families who are looking to start a business or expand an existing one. These programs aim to open the door to economic opportunity for veterans and their families by developing competencies in creating and sustaining an entrepreneurial venture. Learn more about Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans.

Boots to Business

Explore business ownership or other self-employment opportunities. Learn the key steps for evaluating business concepts and gain the foundational knowledge required to develop a business plan. Learn more about Boots to Business.

Veteran Women Igniting the Spirit of Entrepreneurship

A women-focused training program in entrepreneurship and small business management that provides tools, ongoing support and business mentorship for veterans, active duty service members and military spouses aspiring to become successful entrepreneurs. Learn more about Veteran Women Igniting the Spirit of Entrepreneurship.

Veterans Program for Politics and Civic Engagement

Tailored for those interested in pursuing a career in politics. Learn the mechanics and management of campaigning, fundraising, building your platform, messaging, public communications, and more. Instructors include faculty from the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs—the nation’s No. #1-ranked graduate school in public affairs. Learn more about Veterans Program for Politics and Civic Engagement

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Expanding Horizons with a Business Education

The balance of flexibility and structure in his online program allows Jeremy Tobias to pursue an M.S. in business analytics while simultaneously serving in the U.S. Army Reserve, working full time and raising his daughter.

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Communications Education Fosters Success in the Medical Field

Savanna Clendining participated in Syracuse University’s ROTC program while she was an undergraduate student at Le Moyne College. Today, she’s an active duty officer pursuing a master’s degree in communications online through the Newhouse School.

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