Graduate Admissions

We know you have a lot of choices when it comes to graduate study. Here’s why the Newhouse School should be at the top of your list.


Newhouse is synonymous with excellence. Our highly successful alumni work in all areas of the communications industry, in all parts of the world. From news organizations in New York City to production companies in Los Angeles to advertising agencies in Asia, you can find our alumni everywhere.

World-Class Education

Our award-winning faculty combine the best of academic knowledge with real-world experience, all while teaching in a high-tech environment.

Professional Experience

Between internships, capstone experiences and benchmark trips, your preparation for the industry you’ve chosen to join starts the day you begin your studies.

Newhouse Network

Our enthusiastic and involved alumni network is a big reason behind our 94% job placement rate within six months of graduation.

Which graduate program is right for you?

Professional Programs

The Newhouse School offers 10 professional master’s degree programs built around an on-campus experience.

All programs begin in the summer. Students complete most programs in 12-14 months. Some programs can take longer to complete, so be sure to check the specific requirements for your program of interest.

Students typically begin classes during the first week of July. That first six-week session is followed by the fall (late August to mid-December) and spring (mid-January to early May) semesters. Most programs finish the following summer with a capstone project or internship.

Programs of study:

Goldring Arts, Style and Culture Journalism
Audio Arts
Broadcast and Digital Journalism
Magazine, News and Digital Journalism
Advanced Media Management
Multimedia, Photography and Design
Public Diplomacy and Global Communications
Public Relations
Television, Radio and Film

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Academic Program

Our academic master’s degree in media studies is ideal for students with mass media experience who want to critically examine the mass communications process. It’s also an excellent foundation for the doctoral degree in mass communications

The media studies program begins in fall and typically takes two years to complete.

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Newhouse offers online master’s degrees in communications and communications management. With classes taught by Newhouse faculty, the programs offer students around the world the opportunity to receive the highest-quality education without relocating.

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Doctoral Program

Our four-year mass communications Ph.D. program allows you to focus on excellence in teaching while pursuing your unique research goals. You will dig deeper into mass communications issues and produce work that will enrich your academic scholarship as well as your students’ classroom experiences.

You will also be active in Syracuse University’s Future Professoriate Program, which offers many avenues of support for students planning on teaching, including: 
• A seminar series
• The Certificate in University Teaching
• Independent mentored teaching experiences under the guidance of faculty teaching mentors

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