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. Many of SU’s schools and colleges offer graduate degrees and certificates through part-time study, which can be completed either on campus or via distance learning.

UC 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  site regarding the requirements specific to the programs that interest you.

It is advised that you take no more than two graduate courses (six credits) before being admitted to a graduate program. Students may find that credits completed on a nonmatriculated basis may not always be applied to specific graduate programs. 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 this point, you should either become a matriculated degree candidate, or secure written permission from the academic department to continue taking classes as a nonmatriculated student.


Getting Started

Every journey begins with a single step, and University College will take you on the journey of a lifetime. Learn more about the possibilities that become available to you as a part-time graduate student at Syracuse University.
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Meeting With An Advisor

University College advisors are trained coaches who guide you on your journey to an SU graduate degree. Advisors are knowledgeable, accessible, and effective.

Making College Affordable

We strive to make Syracuse University affordable and accessible to all students, no matter what their income level. Learn more about financial aid, grants, scholarships, and programs that can bring a college degree within your financial reach.
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Degree Options

No matter which graduate program you choose at SU, you will gain access to cutting-edge information and research, excellent faculty, and an international reputation for excellence.