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Graduate research at Syracuse University spans a wide range of disciplines, providing advanced students with the opportunity to engage in in-depth, cutting-edge research projects that advance their careers, knowledge and respective fields.

Exploring Where Curiosity, Creativity and Purpose Lead

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Syracuse University research is both deep and specialized, allowing students to work closely with faculty mentors to tackle complex and pressing research questions. This hands-on research experience equips graduate students with the skills and expertise needed to make significant contributions to their chosen fields, while also fostering innovation and driving advancements across academic contexts. Our commitment to graduate research creates a vibrant and engaging environment where scholars can explore new frontiers and make an immediate and enduring impact.

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Top-Tier Research Institution (Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education)
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Research Centers and Institutes

We’re combining what we know from the decades of research I’ve been involved in around mindfulness-based practices with veterans and other challenged populations and applying that to what we know about the neurophysiology of stress and addiction craving to establish more effective and sustainable recovery.

Professor Dessa Bergen-Cico ’86, G’88, G’92 Addiction Studies Programs David B. Falk College of Sport and Human Dynamics
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Graduate Research Opportunities

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Graduate Research

Graduate research opportunities allow students to dive deeply and take part in groundbreaking research projects across a wide range of disciplines.

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Areas of Distinctive Research

From the sciences and humanities to business and public affairs, we focus on key areas of research that touch several disciplines to advance insight, innovation and impact further.

Emerging Technologies

From AI to quantum computing, Syracuse University researchers advance innovative technologies and game-changing research that moves the world forward.

Human Thriving

With a research focus on human thriving, we value and seek to enable the contributions of people of all ages, abilities and backgrounds and to understand the physical and social conditions needed to create and support healthy and sustainable communities for everyone.

Global Diversity

With a commitment to inclusivity and diversity, we expand our research impact and outreach from Central New York to communities around the world, emphasizing active engagement with global organizations, education and citizenship.

Experiential Inquiry

Integrating experiential learning across the liberal arts curriculum, nine professional schools and a diverse range of disciplines, Syracuse University equips students and faculty with immersive opportunities that can expand perspectives and extend impact.

Engaged Citizenship

Through extensive leadership development and training opportunities, we are shaping the way the world educates and engages global citizens.

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Student conducting research in lab.
Students with professor Shana Gadarian.