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Your Offer of Admission

We believe that your presence will positively contribute to Maxwell and the public service community. If you choose to join us, here’s how:

U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents


1. Submit the Intent to Register Form
Accept (or decline) your offer of admission by submitting the electronic Intent to Register (e-ITR) form no later than April 15 or the date listed in your offer of admission (please note: the response deadline provided in your offer of admission supersedes the April 15 deadline).

Please note:

  • Students admitted early for the following academic year will have until December 31 to respond to their offer.
  • Students admitted to the accelerated bachelor’s/master’s program must respond by the regular April 15 deadline (or the date listed in offer of admission, if different).

The e-ITR form will be sent to you from our Graduate Enrollment Management Center’s automated account (gradadm@syr.edu). Complete the requested information and send it back to graduateitr@syr.edu.

2. Pay Your Deposit
To secure your place in the upcoming class, submit a non-refundable deposit of $500. This deposit is payable by check, credit/debit card or wire transfer. You must first activate your Syracuse University NetID and then submit the payment on MySlice. This deposit will be credited to your first tuition bill upon matriculation. Only one deposit is required, even if you have been admitted to a dual degree program. Please allow 2-3 business days for processing of your deposit payment and the electronic Intent to Register form.

3. Submit Final, Official Degree-Bearing Transcripts
By the end of their first semester of study at Syracuse University, all graduate students at Syracuse University must submit an official transcript which must bear the appropriate signatures and seal of the institution that issued it. The transcript must be received by Syracuse University in a sealed envelope directly from the issuing institution. *NOTE: Accelerated bachelor’s/master’s students do not need to submit transcripts until after they have officially completed their undergraduate degree.

International Students


1. Provide Required Financial Documentation
Please note that all international students are recommended for admission on a conditional basis. The Graduate School and the Center for International Services at Syracuse University will communicate with you via email with instructions on how to submit the required documentation to finalize your admission and obtain your student visa. Please note that for the M.P.A. and M.A. in international relations programs, the required funding will be based on the full 40-credit program, your living habits, cost of living and possible changes in tuition and fees—minus any scholarships or awards granted by the Maxwell School. *See the Center for International Services for more information about arriving at Syracuse and living in the community.

2. Submit the Intent to Register form
Accept (or decline) your offer of admission by submitting the electronic Intent to Register (e-ITR) form no later than April 15 or the date listed in your offer of admission (please note: the response deadline provided in your offer of admission supersedes the April 15 deadline).
Please note:

  • Students admitted early for the following academic year will have until December 31 to respond to their offer.
  • Students admitted to the accelerated bachelor’s/master’s program must respond by the regular April 15 deadline (or the date listed in offer of admission, if different).

The e-ITR form will be sent to you from our Graduate Enrollment Management Center’s automated account (gradadm@syr.edu). Complete the requested information and send it back to graduateitr@syr.edu.

3. Pay Your Deposit
To secure your place in the upcoming class, submit a non-refundable deposit of $500. This deposit is payable by check, credit/debit card or wire transfer. You must first activate your Syracuse University NetID and then submit the payment on MySlice. This deposit will be credited to your first tuition bill upon matriculation. Only one deposit is required, even if you have been admitted to a dual degree program. Please allow two to three business days for processing of your deposit payment and the electronic Intent to Register form.

4. Submit Final, Official Degree-Bearing Transcripts
By the end of their first semester of study at Syracuse University, all graduate students must submit a final, official transcript which must bear the appropriate signatures and seal of the institution that issued it and clearly show your earned degree. The transcript must be received by Syracuse University in a sealed envelope directly from the issuing institution, although we understand that may not be possible for all schools outside of the U.S. Please email grad@syr.edu with questions about the final transcript requirement.

Opportunities to Connect

In-Person Events


On Campus in Syracuse, N.Y.

  • Admitted Students Day, April 1, 2022

Regional / Off-Campus

  • Admitted Student Meetings - New York City, March 18-19, 2022
  • Admitted Students Reception - Washington, D.C., March 25, 2022
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Laptop during large virtual meeting

Virtual Events


  • Master of Public Administration, March 23, 2022
  • M.A. in international relations, March 30, 2022
  • Q&A - Current Maxwell Students: April 6, 2022, and April 13, 2022

Connecting One-on-One


Office Hours

You are encouraged to attend our group events to ask questions and get to know Maxwell, but we understand that sometimes you’d prefer to speak privately. To address individual questions or concerns, schedule a 15-minute phone or video call with Associate Director of Admission and Financial Aid Stephanie Worden (space permitting).

Portrait of Stephanie Worden Associate Director of Admission

Alumni Coffee Chats

Who better to help you get to know the Maxwell School than our successful alumni? A number of our alumni ambassadors have agreed to meet with admitted students for an informal, no-pressure conversation.

Reach out to schedule a meeting with an alum in your dream job, who lives near you, or who shares an interest or two.

Schedule a Coffee Chat

 

Alumni Ambassadors

Or, connect with an alumnus via email to ask about their Maxwell experiences and how they are utilizing their degree to thrive in the workplace and make a positive contribution to their community.

Contact an Alumni Ambassador

 

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Digital Swag


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Pre-Arrival Checklist

In order to best assist you, we’ve created a list of things to accomplish to ensure a smooth transition into the Maxwell community.

  1. Activate your Syracuse University NetID and password.

  2. Attend an advising webinar to learn about scheduling classes. Keep an eye on your email for dates and invitations to sign up.

  3. Complete course registration.

  4. Submit financial forms.

  5. Prepare for math review and waiver exam (more information about this will be shared to your Syracuse University email address).

    • Complete the ALEKS math course. 

    • If desired, complete Economics and Statistics Core Course Waiver Exam.

  6. Submit health forms.

    • Submit waiver, or sign up for SU Student Health Insurance Plan.

    • Submit proof of immunizations and complete required health forms using SU Health Services patient portal (log in with your NetID).

When does my program start?

Master of Public Administration

Program starts in the summer on July 5, 2022

    • July 5 - July 8: Colloquium/Program Orientation

    • Jull 11 - July 29: Public Budgeting

    • August 1 - August 19: Public Administration and Democracy

M.A. in International Relations

Program starts in the fall on August 29, 2022

  • August 25 - 26: Program Orientation

The full Syracuse University Academic Year Calendar will be updated prior to the start of each academic year. Please note that the Maxwell School holds our own commencement ceremony that will have a different date.


Dual degree students will start with the academic program that has the earliest start date.

Lorraine Bower ’19 M.A. (IR), Advisory Consultant, Grant Thornton / U.S. Army Reserve

Connect with an Alumni Ambassador


Learn about our community from the people who know us best! Ambassadors are passionate champions of the Maxwell School who are using their education to make real and lasting change in the world. Alumni from every degree program and a range of sectors and industries are available to answer your questions. Connect with one today.

Pictured left: Alumni Ambassador Lorraine Bower ’19 M.A. (IR), Advisory Consultant, Grant Thornton / U.S. Army Reserve

Public Administration and International Affairs Department
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