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School of Information Studies

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Overview

We are committed to making an iSchool education as accessible as possible.

We know that these are uncertain times. But we also know that iSchool degrees are now in higher demand than ever. A graduate degree from the iSchool will uniquely position you to tackle many of the challenges we'll face as a global community following the COVID-19 crisis. That's why we've created a new merit-based award to help make your graduate education possible.

All U.S. citizens and permanent residents are now eligible for a 25% tuition award.

This new USAward is an expansion of our tuition award for NY state residents, and is for incoming main-campus students for Summer or Fall 2020 only. We are still accepting applications, and once your application has been submitted, and you will be notified if you meet the criteria for the award.

Application: https://ischool.syr.edu/admissions/tuition-and-aid/new-york-state-resident-25-tuition-award-application/

Syracuse University School of Information Studies

Syracuse University School of Information Studies (iSchool) prepares students for careers in information management and technology.

The School of Library Science was established in 1915, and changed its name to the School of Information Studies in 1974 due to the growing field of information. The School of Information Studies is the original Information School in the nation.

It is a leading center for innovative programs in information policy, information behavior, information management, information systems, information technology, and information services.The Syracuse University School of Information Studies is a private, coeducational university located in Syracuse, New York, in the northeastern region of the United States. 

A leader in preparing students for careers in Information Technology, the iSchool has a diverse range of programs from information policy, information behavior, information management, information systems, information technology, and information services. Syracuse University School of Information Studies is known as The Original Information School in the nation. 

“U.S. News & World Report has ranked Syracuse University School of Information Studies (iSchool) is No. 4 among 51 library and information science schools in the U.S. News and World Report 2018 Best Graduate Schools Rankings.” 

Syracuse University School of Information Studies Overview

Syracuse University School of Information Studies connects students to the world of information with new, innovative technologies. The iSchool helps students prepare for an ever-changing landscape in technology, communication, management, and design skills. The iSchool is an interdisciplinary school that combines science, technology, and math. In addition, students will receive a liberal arts education.

With strong corporate connections built through the iSchool alumni network, the placement rate for 2018 graduates is 87%. More than 10,000 alumni around the world take part in networking events and speaking seminars to help give graduates a competitive edge in the workforce after graduation. 

In the 2017 edition of “U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges,” Syracuse University School of Information Studies is ranked  #4 in Best Library and Information Studies Programs, #4 in Digital Librarianship, #2 in Information Systems, and #4 in School Library Media. 

In 2019, QS World University ranked Syracuse University School of Information Studies 6th in the world based on cutting edge skills, research challenges, and career opportunities after graduation.

Majors and Degree Offerings at Syracuse University School of Information Studies.

Syracuse University School of Information Studies empowers students to leverage the most precious commodity in today’s global market. Faculty will encourage students to take risks and engage in collaborative environments with hands-on experiences. The iSchool offers the following Master’s Degree programs: 

M.S. in Applied Data Science 

Data scientists are critical to the success of any organization. This program will prepare students with practical and analytical skills to apply concepts to gain insight from small and large datasets. The curriculum offers a blend of information science and management principles. 

M.S. in Information Management 

Syracuse University School of Information Studies believes students should be prepared to develop an approach that will benefit people and organizations. This challenging curriculum utilizes management and STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) to prepare students for a wide range of opportunities in their field. 

According to the 2018 Graduate Employment Report, the Graduate Placement Rate is 87% for students with a M.S. in Information Management from iSchool. 2018 graduates hold the following job titles: Analyst, Consultant, Data Analyst, Project Manager, and Technology Analyst.

M.S. in Enterprise Data Systems 

This program is designed to prepare graduates to manage, design, support, and optimize the infrastructure that supports the digital enterprise system. The growth of the internet has created a specific demand for professionals who understand cloud computing and have the skillset to design, configure, and manage digital enterprise cloud environments. 

M.S. in Library and Information Science

With an M.S. in Library and Information Science from iSchool, students will learn the broad reach of librarianship and the necessary skills to be a librarian. Graduates of this program will understand how communities and organizations utilize libraries and information. 

According to the 2018 Graduate Employment Report, 94% of students graduating with a M.S. in Library & Information Science from iSchool report job placement after graduation. Students report holding the following positions: Associate Law Librarian, Digital Services Librarian, Head of Youth Services, Research Support Specialist, and Systems Librarian. 

The 3-year Rolling Average Placement Rate is 96% for graduates from Syracuse University School of Information Studies in the M.S. in Library and Information Science program. 

M.S. In Library and Information Science: School Media 

The perfect program for students who are deeply committed to teaching literacy and technology in K-12 schools. Graduating from this program will prepare students to take certificate exams and support students, educators, and school administrators. 

Admissions at Syracuse University School of Information Studies

M.S. Program applicants are also encouraged to submit an application using Syracuse University’s Graduate Program Application. Students interested in applying for the Ph.D. in Information Science and Technology can do so through the Syracuse University’s Graduate Program Application as well.

GRE General Exam for Admission - Syracuse University School of Information Studies

GRE General Exam scores are required for all applicants. However, for the following groups, GRE General Exam scores are recommended but not required: 

Graduates of a Syracuse University undergraduate program. Applicants who have graduated with an undergraduate degree from an accredited U.S educational institution with a cumulative GPA of 3.3 or higher. Applicants who have completed another graduate program from an accredited U.S. educational institution. Applicants to a Fast Track Accelerated Degree program. Applicants under the partnership between the iSchool and the U.S. Army Signal Center

If a student falls under any of the above groups, email Bridget Crary (bmcrary@syr.edu) after submitting an application. Students will receive email confirmation that submission of GRE scores are not necessary. 

The iSchool can accept GMAT or LSAT scores in lieu of GRE scores, although GRE General Exam scores are preferred. Applicants seeking scholarships and awards are recommended to submit GRE scores.

All international applications are required to submit either a TOEFL or IELTS score. Prospective students may submit one score or the other; both are not necessary..

The institution code 2823 can be used when requesting ETS (Educational Testing Services) to send student scores electronically to Syracuse University. It is not necessary to request that scores be sent to more than one department.

If a prospective student completed an advanced degree taught at an accredited U.S.

educational institution, it is possible to waive the TOEFL/IELTS score requirement. Prospective students can email bmcrary@syr.edu to confirm eligibility to waive the TOEFL/IELTS requirement.

International applicants whose native language is English, or, who are citizens of English-speaking countries are not required to submit TOEFL or IELTS scores.

For more information on TOEFL scores, whether scores are required for an application, and other common questions for international applicants to Syracuse University, please visit the International Student FAQ.

Syracuse University School of Information Studies Costs and Financial Aid

Students enrolled in the Syracuse University School of Information Studies will receive a top tier educational experience.There are two types of expenses that make up the cost of attendance: direct expenses and indirect expenses. 

 

Direct expenses are costs that can be paid directly to Syracuse University through the Bursar’s Office and typically includes tuition, fees, room for on campus students, and meal plan. 

 

Indirect expenses are not billed by Syracuse University; however expenses might include books, supplies, transportation, and personal expenses. 

 

The Cost of Attendance for the 2019-2020 Academic year based on direct costs is $43,984 (based on two semesters). With indirect expenses including health insurance, the estimated total cost of attendance for students is $51,033. More details on the cost of attendance can be found on the graduate admissions page. 

 

Scholarships at Syracuse University School of Information Studies are highly competitive, and most are partial awards. It is the iSchool's philosophy to award smaller scholarships to more students, rather than very large awards to only a few.

The iSchool also offers awards to students that provide tuition and work who excel and become leaders at the iSchool.

Awards funded by the iSchool cannot be combined. If a student is selected for more than one award, then the higher value award will be offered.

Students who apply before February 1 (fall admission) are given priority consideration. Scholarship decisions are made separately from admissions decisions. Students receiving awards will be notified via email between March and May.

Some scholarships require supplemental materials, while others scholarships require only what students submitted for admission. Awards that require additional application materials are noted, and access to additional application materials is granted once a student has completed an application to an iSchool program.

More Information for merit based awards can be found here.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Certificate of Advanced Studies (CAS)
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Master of Science (MS)

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 256
Doctoral Degrees 6
Other Advanced Degrees 237

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? Yes
Evening/weekend programs available? Yes
Distance learning programs available? Yes
Terminal master's degree available? Yes

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

1,580
Applied
783
Accepted
395
Enrolled
50%

Applying

Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?
Yes
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline February 1st February 1st Yes
Spring deadline October 15th October 15th Yes

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE General Test or GMAT
Master's Degree Requirements Resume, official transcripts, personal statement, three letters of recommendation
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General Test
Doctoral Degree Requirements Research-oriented writing sample, resume, official transcripts, personal statement, three letters of recommendation
Additional Entrance Requirements Resume, official transcripts, personal statement, three letters of recommendation

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL IBT score: 100

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Application deadlines for financial awards January 1
Types of financial support available Fellowships
Scholarship and/or loans

Student Body

1,116
Total Graduate Students
73%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 1.16%
Black or African American 1.7%
White or Caucasian 16%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 3.67%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.18%
Two or more races 0.72%
Unknown 3.23%

Gender

Male (51%)
Female (48%)

Faculty

99
Total faculty
Full-time - 34
Part-time - 65
Male (54)
Female (45)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Data Science and Computation, Computational Social Science, Human-Centered Computing and Design, Information Systems, Libraries and Librarianship, Learning and Training, Organizations, Collaboration, and Leadership, Security and Privacy, Digital Technologies and Society, Telecommunications and Networking
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
117,711,608

Location & Contact

Address 343 Hinds Hall
Syracuse, NY  13244
United States
Contact Jay Dietz
Assistant Director of Graduate Recruitment/Assistant Director of Undergrad Recruitment
Email: rjdietz@syr.edu
Phone: 315-443-8826

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