Application Process

Applications to the Executive Master degrees and Certificates of Advanced Study are processed on a rolling basis, or as we receive them. However, it is best to submit applications for the fall semester by February 1, and for the spring semester by August 15.

Apply on the application page.  Applicants may request that their recommenders send their letter of recommendation for the candidate via the online process. Please ensure you have your recommender’s permission and their email address to use when you complete the application online. Supporting documents such as transcripts and TOEFL scores are to be sent to the following address:

         Graduate Enrollment Management Center of Syracuse University
         Online Application Materials
         P.O. Box 35060
         Syracuse, NY  13235

Direct link to application 

Admission Requirements
For both the EMPA and EMIR degrees, applicants must have 7 or more years of mid-level professional experience, including management responsibilities that demonstrate increasing levels of supervision of projects and personnel.  

ExecutiveMPA@Syracuse only requirement: applicants must have at least five years of full-time professional experience including managerial and/or public policy positions. Learn more on the ExecutiveMPA@Syracuse program site.

Margaret Lane: Assistant Director, Executive Education
219 Maxwell Hall