Visiting Scholars

The Maxwell Visiting Scholars Program is non-credit study opportunity for highly qualified public and private sector officials from around the world. The program appeals to energetic individuals who enjoy studying in the interdisciplinary environment of the Maxwell School. Fellows will have access to research libraries, courses, and faculty including the nine social science and professional degree departments housed in the Maxwell School as well as the numerous institutes and Centers such as PARCC and the Moynihan Institute of Global Affairs. Fellows study objectives typical focus on topics to increase professional competence, to broaden perspective on public policy issues, or to conduct an in-depth research study of a question they wish to study. Get in touch with us if you are interested (insert email). We would love to work together on your plan of study.

visiting scholars in February 2014
        Visiting Scholars in Feb, 2014


Visiting Scholars Application and Admission Information

Scholars are selected competitively based upon the following criteria:

  • Experience and achievements within his/her chosen field or profession
  • A statement of their learning objectives
  • Value the participant would bring to the academic community of the Maxwell School.
  • If interested, Scholars may choose to study English at the University’s English Language Institute (add hyperlink) for an additional fee.


Visiting Scholars Application and Admission Information

Admission Requirements

Field Experience - Applicants should have 7 or more years of mid-level professional experience, including management responsibilities with some public sector work preferred.


Applications are reviewed throughout the year and considered for the next semester period. As such there is no firm deadline.


Prospective applicants of any program are welcome to visit Syracuse, although personal interviews are not required. If you do plan to come for an interview, please arrange an appointment in advance by contacting Denise Mallory Breen at Executive Education. 315-443-3159, or email at


Completed Maxwell School Visiting Scholar Application

Statement from nominating organization

From an appropriate official of the nominating organization that describes: responsibilities of current position; career background and accomplishments (more specifics on application)

Statement by nominee

Reviewing his or her career development; major policy interests and personal goals (more specifics on application)

Fees and Expenses

The Visiting Scholar fee is $8,500.00 per semester. Additionally, a funding letter or bank statement showing the applicant’s ability to pay for the fees as well as living expenses of $13,550 is required for international applicants