What do I need to apply?

  • Graduate teacher preparation and school leadership candidates must submit:
    • Competitive scores on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE), Miller Analogy Test (MAT), or other acceptable, nationally normed admissions examination.
    • Cumulative undergraduate grade point average of at least 3.0.
    • Personal essay demonstrating candidates’ beliefs about student learning, commitment to diversity, enthusiasm for learning, willingness to foster collaboration, and ethics.
  • Strong professor and/or employer recommendations;
  • Experience working with young people in formal or informal capacities;
  • An earned (or about to be earned) bachelor’s degree. A minimum of 27 credits of appropriate coursework in history and other social sciences completed or in progress to be completed before beginning the program;
  • A completed application for graduate study at Syracuse University;
  • Interview encouraged.

What is the application deadline?

There is no firm application deadline. Those who wish to apply for a School of Education Scholarship should apply by January 15 for the following fall semester. We also suggest this deadline for others, although applications are reviewed on a continuing basis. Applications are considered for Fall, Spring or Summer. A fall start is suggested for full-time students. School of Education 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