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Syracuse University - S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications

Syracuse University - S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications

Syracuse University - S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications


The Newhouse School at Syracuse University is one of the nation’s premier communications schools where talented students come to study and learn from top industry professionals. We pride ourselves on the highest calibre of education made possible by an incredible, forward-thinking faculty and state-of-the-art facilities. We offer 10 professional master's degree programs in public communications, most of which can be completed in one calendar year.


  • 1934: School of Journalism founded at Syracuse University
  • 1964: First building, Newhouse 1, opens
  • 1971: School of Journalism merges with Department of Television and Radio; re-named S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications
  • 1974: Second building, Newhouse 2, opens
  • 2007: Third building, Newhouse 3, opens
  • 2014: Studio and Innovation Center, featuring the Dick Clark Studios and Alan Gerry Center for Media Innovation opens

Mark Lodato

More than 80 full-time instructional faculties and 50 adjunct faculty

Approximately 76 staff

More than 28,000 living alumni

Approximately 2000 undergraduates, 200 residential master’s degree students, 200 online master's degree students and 15 doctoral degree students


The S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications is one of 100+ mass communications schools accredited by the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications (ACEJMC). Our voluntary participation in self-assessment and external review helps to ensure that Newhouse students consistently receive excellent preparation for their future careers in the communications industries. Our accreditation reflects our commitment to nine standards that translate into small class sizes, hands-on learning experiences, an introduction to communications law, comprehensive advising and career development, and a strong liberal arts foundation. To learn more about accreditation and why it matters, visit the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications website.

Campus Features

The Newhouse School is housed in a 250,000-square-foot, three-building complex that includes state-of-the-art classrooms, professional studios, a digital news centre, a 300-seat auditorium, a research centre, a doctoral student suite and offices, an executive education wing, a café and many spaces for formal and informal meetings and collaboration among students, faculty and staff.


    We conduct holistic admissions review and GREs are optional for all master's programs. No prior experience in communications is required. Our online application walks you through what is required, and there are slight variations depending on the program. The link below contains all the details.

    Visa Requirements

    The United States government requires international students to demonstrate sufficient funding for at least the first year of graduate study. Once you’ve done this, Syracuse University can issue the visa eligibility document that you’ll need to have your student visa authorized.

    Scholarships and Funding

    Various scholarships, fellowships and instructional associate positions are awarded to incoming Newhouse students to help offset the cost of attendance. Since Newhouse does have limited funding to offer, the majority of these awards are partial and only applicable for the academic year (excluding the summer sessions). It is also a competitive process, and all awards are merit-based.

    Alumni Statistics

    Program Admission Requirements

    Demonstrate your commitment and readiness to succeed in business school by taking the GMAT exam – the most widely used exam for admissions that measures your critical thinking and reasoning skills.

    Download the GMAT mini quiz to get a flavour of the questions you’ll find in the exam.


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