This program is for International Applicants only and does not lead to New York State leadership certification. It is designed to serve those international students who aspire to leadership roles in elementary and secondary schools. Applicants should have experience teaching children or adolescents and working with adults at these levels.

What do I need to apply?

  • A completed application for graduate study at Syracuse University;
  • A personal statement that explains how your work with other adults and your knowledge of curriculum, instruction, and service to children demonstrates your capacity for and interest in leadership for learning;
  • Two official transcripts of all prior academic work;
  • Three letters of recommendation;
  • TOEFL or IELT  scores if your first language is not English;
  • Resume required;
  • GRE's are NOT required;
  • An interview is not required, but can be useful in sharing information and be a valuable opportunity to learn more; phone interviews can be arranged;
  • $75.00 non-refundable application fee.

What is the Application Deadline?

  • The deadline for summer admission is MARCH 1. 
  • The deadline for fall admission is JUNE 15. 
  • The deadline for spring (January) admission is DECEMBER 1. 
  • Applications are considered for Fall, Spring or Summer, although a summer or fall start is recommended.
  • Those who wish to apply for a School of Education Scholarship should apply by January 15 for the following fall semester. Scholarship questions should be directed to Angela Flanagan at 315-443-4754.

For general information about graduate admissions and study, please contact Speranza Migliore at or 315-443-2505.

Ready to apply?

Syracuse University Graduate School Application