Admissions for Certificate Programs

There are several Certificates of Advanced Study (CAS) available to matriculated graduate students within the Maxwell School and Syracuse University. Certificate programs are either 12 or 15 credits and may be completed full-time or part-time. Tuition is charged at the prevailing per credit hour graduate tuition rate.

Maxwell offers two types of certificate programs. 

Concurrent Certificate Programs

Concurrent Certificate Programs can be completed as part of your current degree program. The required courses for the CAS will align with your program of study or career track courses. There is an internal applications process for these certificate programs that allows you to matriculate into each CAS.

There are no fees associated with application to a CAS. Our department holds information sessions on these various opportunities when students arrive on campus. Advanced application is neither recommended nor required.     

Standalone Certificate Programs

Standalone Certificate Programs are taken independently of our degree programs. Credits earned toward the Standalone CAS may be used toward a midcareer degree program.

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Visit our Certificates page for an overview of the certificate programs we offer.