Graduate Studies State University of New York at Oswego

Graduate Studies State University of New York at Oswego

Oswego, NY
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Programs of Study

SUNY Oswego's Division of Graduate Studies offers 50 graduate programs and 7 graduate certificates on-campus, online and in Syracuse. The graduate programs and departments customize individual curricula to meet specific objectives.

SUNY Oswego's Graduate Studies hopes to contribute to the common good by lighting the path to wisdom and empowering women and men to pursue meaningful lives as productive, responsible citizens. Oswego began offering graduate work in 1948 and since that time, the college has introduced a number of quality programs and certificates.

The Division of Graduate Studies is responsible for the administration of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, School of Business, School of Communication, Media and the Arts, and the School of Education. The graduate programs are conducted through academic course work and research, which leads students towards professional improvement and scholarly achievement.

Research Centers

There are a number of research centers on the SUNY Oswego campus to support collaboration between faculty members and to serve as major instrumentation facilities.

These centers are listed below:

The SUNY Oswego Institute for Global Engagement will encourage the development of international research and scholarship; act as a resource for the development of global, international, and intercultural knowledge and skills; and encourage the enhancement of the internationalized campus and engagement in the world.

The Center for Neurobehavioral Effects of Environmental Toxins conducts extensive and valuable research on how toxic chemicals affect humans and animals.

The Environmental Research Center is affiliated with the Department of Chemistry and specializes in the analysis of pollutants in our environment.

The Center for Energy Education and Economic Solutions is collaboration a between SUNY Oswego, the Institute for Applied Geospatial Technology, Cayuga Community College, Morrisville State College, and the Auburn - Cayuga Development Corporation to develop new educational approaches and economic solutions for energy and economic development in central New York.

The Molecular Biology and Biochemistry Center is a teaching and research facility that consists of several laboratories and offices in Snygg Hall, including the mass spectrometry and proteomics center funded by the National Science Foundation in 2004.

The Mass Spectrometry and Proteomics Center at SUNY-Oswego is a resource for students and faculty members to analyze a wide variety of samples using 2 dimensional electrophoresis and Matrix Assisted Laser Desorption Ionization - Time of Flight Mass Spectrometry (MALDI-TOF MS).

The Center for Accounting Research and Education (CARE) supports faculty member research, diversity initiatives, continuing professional education, student education, and community outreach, as well as social responsibility and ethical training in accounting.

The Lake-Effect Storm Prediction and Research Center (LESPaRC) at SUNY Oswego forecasts hazardous winter weather for several clients across Central New York and conducts research regarding lake-effect storms to improve understanding of and accuracy in predicting these events.

Financial Aid

SUNY Oswego offers over 100 graduate assistantships, which can cover part of tuition and pay a periodic stipend for work. There are 2 competitive fellowships, The Graduate Diversity Fellowship and the Festa Graduate Leadership Fellowship.

SUNY Oswego does offer a small number of competitive scholarships, but interested students should consider also looking into externally funded scholarships.

Many companies looking to boost their collective skill sets without bringing on new hires are willing to sponsor all or part of an employee's schooling through tuition reimbursement. Interested students should be sure to check with employers. There have been many changes to the financial benefits to assist veterans attending Oswego. The Veterans' Office on campus can help students with any questions or concerns.

Living and Housing Costs

SUNY Oswego offers on-campus living for graduate students. The Village is the home to 350 students. Each townhouse offers single bedrooms, shared bathrooms, and full kitchens offering students an off-campus feel while still enjoying the benefits of an on-campus environment. The townhouses are fully furnished and include all utilities. The Mackin complex includes 2 residential halls, Lonis and Moreland. Students have the option of shared or single rooms; both are fully furnished and included all utilities.

There are several options for off-campus housing. The new Premier Living Suites is an off-campus college community. The apartments are fully furnished; all utilities are included, among them free continental breakfasts, free parking, free entertainment, and a fitness center on location. The Stevendore Loft Apartments are within walking distance to shops, restaurants, the Oswego YMCA, and offers convenient access to the SUNY Oswego campus. These apartments are an urban, loft style with the original brick walls and high ceilings of the historic factory. The brand new bamboo wood floors and custom built kitchens give the apartments a downtown city façade. The Lofts at Canal Commons offer newly renovated 1 and 2 bedroom apartments, perfect for young professional and graduate students.


SUNY Oswego's graduate programs and certificates are offered in class at the locations below, 100% online or in a hybrid format.

The main campus was founded in the City of Oswego on the shore of Lake Ontario in 1913. The campus now consists of 58 buildings with classrooms, laboratories, and residential and athletic facilities. Recently, the campus has witnessed campus-wide renovations and renewal programs including the brand new, state-of-the-art Shineman Center for Science, Engineering, and Innovation. The Oswego lakefront campus stretches across the edge of Lake Ontario, giving students and faculty members a spectacular view from the academic buildings.

The SUNY Oswego Metro Center is a dynamic hub where scholarship and practice intersect to provide meaningful educational experiences, address real-world problems and create a workforce capable of stimulating and managing a vital local economy. The Metro Center is located in downtown Syracuse and provides a convenient way for Central New Yorkers to experience the educational excellence of SUNY Oswego. Students can complete nationally recognized graduate programs by enrolling in a combination of courses offered at the center, on campus and online.

The SUNY Oswego Phoenix Center is located in the Oswego County Industrial Park, just 20 minutes south of Oswego. The Phoenix Center offers a wide array of open enrollment learning opportunities. Program offerings can help students build executive savvy, performance enhancement, career transition, and entrepreneurial skills.

The University

The State University of New York at Oswego was founded in 1861, as the Oswego Primary Teachers' Training School by Edward Austin Sheldon. In 1913, the campus moved from the city of Oswego to the current lakeside location following the construction and opening of what is now known as Sheldon Hall. Oswego is now one of 13 university colleges in the SUNY system. More than 8,200 students enroll, and there are more than 73,000 living alumni.

Students pursue bright futures through innovative interdisciplinary programs that cross traditional boundaries. Oswego opens doors to the future with internships and study-abroad opportunities that rate among the highest in the SUNY system.

The Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of College and Schools accredits SUNY Oswego, and all academic programs have been approved and registered by the New York State Education Department. The National Council accredits the School of Education for Accreditation of Teacher Education. AACSB International -- the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business accredits the School of Business. The American Chemical Society accredits the chemistry department's chemistry and biochemistry programs. The technology department received accreditation from the Council on Technology Teacher Education.


Applications should be filed directly with the appropriate department. The quickest and easiest way to apply is online. Deadlines for filing applications vary by department.

Division of Graduate Studies

606 Culkin Hall, SUNY Oswego

Oswego, NY 13126-3599

Phone: 315-312-3152

Fax: 315-312-3577


Graduate and Professional Programs

Dean of the Graduate School:

David King, 315-312-3692

Location & Contact

Graduate Studies

State University of New York at Oswego

7060 Route 104
Oswego, NY 13126
United States

Dr. David King

Dean of Graduate Studies

Phone: 315-312-3692

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Departments & Programs

Degrees & Award

  • Degrees Offered
    • Major Degree Levels Offered
    • Certificate of Advanced Studies (CAS)
      Master of Arts (MA)
      Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT)
      Master of Business Administration (MBA)
      Master of Science (MS)
      Master of Science in Education (MS Ed)
      Master of Science in Teaching (MST)
      Master of Science/Certificate of Advanced Studies (MS/CAS)
  • Degrees Awarded
    • Master's Degrees Not reported
    • Doctoral Degrees Not reported
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees Not reported
    • * Shows the number of degrees awarded for the last academic year that data was reported.
  • Earning Your Degree
    • Part-time study available? Yes
    • Evening/weekend programs available? Not reported
    • Distance learning programs available? No
    • Terminal master's degree available? No
  • Degree Requirements
    • Master's Degrees
    • Doctoral Degrees Not reported
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees


  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied Not Reported
    • Accepted Not Reported
    • Acceptance Rate Not Reported
    • Enrolled Not Reported
  • Applying
    • Application Fee - Domestic $50
    • Application Fee - International $50
    • Electronic applications accepted? No
    • Applications processed on a rolling basis? Yes
  • Application Deadlines
    • Type Domestic International Priority Date
    • Fall deadline February 1st April 15th Not Reported
    • Winter deadline Not Reported Not Reported Not Reported
    • Spring deadline October 1st November 1st Not Reported
  • Entrance Requirements
    • Master's DegreesGRE General Test, GMAT
    • Doctoral's DegreesNot Reported
    • First-Professional's DegreesNot Reported
    • Other Advanced DegreesGRE General Test, GRE Subject Test, interview, and MA or MS, minimum GPA of 3.0
    • International DegreesTOEFL required, 560 paper based

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition & Fees *
    • Tuition & FeesNot Reported
    • *Average dollar amount (tuition & fees) required to complete the degree
  • Financial Support
    • Financial award applicants must submitFAFSA
    • Application deadlines for financial awardsApril 1
    • Types of financial support availableTuition Waivers, Career or Field-Related Internships, Federal Work-Study, Financial Support for Part-time Students, Health Care Benefits, Institutionally-sponsored Loans, Scholarship and/or loans, Graduate Assistantships




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