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Syracuse University, College of Arts and Sciences

Arts & Sciences | Maxwell Admissions

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Find it all at A&S | Maxwell.

A&S | Maxwell combines the academic breadth of a destination liberal arts college with the resources of a top-tier, R1 research university. That means you'll find plenty of opportunities to build a path to success and own your future:

  • Internships, immersions and study abroad give you real-world perspective.
  • Research alongside faculty hones your interests and sharpens your skills.
  • Double and dual majors, interdisciplinary studies, and access to Syracuse University's highly ranked professional schools maximize your academic flexibility.
  • Combined academic and career advising can guide you through important decisions.

Whether you've mapped out your future or are exploring your options, you'll build a strong foundation here.

Areas of strength

Are you looking to help answer today's most pressing questions? You've come to the right place. Thanks to the A&S | Maxwell areas of academic strength, you'll connect with, learn from and join the next generation of leaders in these five broad and timely topic areas:

  • intercultural competency and social justice;
  • medicine, health and wellness;
  • environment and sustainability;
  • origins of the universe and development of the Earth; and,
  • communication and human expression.

Check out this video to learn more about what sets A&S | Maxwell apart.

Connect with us during a virtual event.

If you’re considering applying to A&S | Maxwell, we hope you’ll join us for a virtual session. Our virtual sessions are a great way to meet with recruitment staff, learn more about the opportunities A&S | Maxwell has to offer, and even hear from current students about their experiences. If you are interested in attending a session, please register in advance.

Meet our students.

We know that sometimes you want to hear from current students, not staff.

If you’d like to touch base with a student enrolled in a specific major, please email We will put you in touch!

Also catch our students on our YouTube channel and our student ambassador Instagram account: sudeansteam.

Start your application.

Graduate study at A&S

Each of our academic departments is eager to hear from prospective graduate students. Please contact your department of interest directly. To learn more about the application process, please visit the Central Office of Admissions website.