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Undergraduate Admission

The Maxwell School offers undergraduate majors and minors across the social sciences and in a range of public affairs and community-focused disciplines. Undergraduates enjoy access to the school’s award-winning faculty and supportive staff, plus the combined Office of Undergraduate Academic and Career Advising, all dedicated to helping students navigate their college path from day one.

The new Maxwell Citizenship Living Learning Community offers undergraduates the opportunity to live among like-minded peers dedicated to the public good and practicing engaged citizenship. Meanwhile, the International Relations Living Learning Community offers an opportunity to engage with others who share an interest in international affairs right here in Syracuse, N.Y.

Graduate Admission

The Maxwell School offers an array of professional programs in public administration and international affairs—from master’s and doctoral degrees to Certificates of Advanced Study and customized training programs—as well as master’s and doctoral programs across the social sciences.

An incredible investment in your future is within reach with Maxwell’s efficiently paced degrees, generous financial support, low cost of living and top-notch career preparation and counseling.


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Flexible Programs, Short-Format Courses

For professionals who may not otherwise have time or opportunity to go back to school, the Maxwell School offers a range of innovative pathways for lifelong learning, continuing education and career advancement. From intensive, short courses, to online training and customized programs, there’s a program to address an array of individual circumstances and needs.