If you have completed a bachelor’s degree and would like to pursue a graduate degree as a part-time student, you’ll find a lot of support at Syracuse University.
College of Professional Studies academic advisors will work with you to find a graduate program that fits your talents, interests and professional goals. We encourage you to visit the Syracuse University Graduate School website to learn about the requirements specific to the programs that interest you.
Selecting a Graduate Degree Program
Begin by scheduling an appointment with an academic advisor. Our advising staff is specially trained to assist you in selecting a degree program that fits your needs. Please contact the Student Academic Services Office or complete our Request Information form to have a representative contact you.
Meeting With an Advisor
Our advisors are happy to meet with you while you’re exploring your options. They’ll help you narrow down your choices of graduate programs and focus on the one that works best for your career goals, interests and talents.
If you know what you’d like to study in graduate school, it’s best to go directly to your academic department with questions, as they will have program-specific information that pertains to you. Below is a link to the schools and colleges at the University and the channels for seeking further information about your admission. If your program or school does not have a contact listed, consult the website for the correct person to contact.
Register for a Course
Part-time students can register for graduate courses without applying to a degree program, but we strongly recommend that you don’t take any more than two graduate courses (six credits) before being admitted to a graduate program. Credits completed before you matriculate may not apply to the graduate program you end up pursuing.
You should consult the specific academic department if you want to enroll in classes that will exceed an accumulated total of 12 graduate credits (four 3-credit classes). At that point, you should either become a matriculated degree candidate or secure written permission from the academic department to continue taking classes as a non-matriculated student.