How to apply?
Applications are due January 1 for the fall semester.
We recommend you begin by contacting the faculty member who has expertise in your area of interest. All PhD students work with a mentor and this must be determined before you apply. Please see our Faculty page to learn more about the current faculty in the department. Plan to have multiple conversations with the mentor to find out about their expertise and their current areas of research. It is also strongly recommended that you visit Syracuse University to meet with your mentor and to explore the department, the university, and the surrounding area. It is important that your mentor and that Syracuse University are the right fit for you!
Applicants to the Ph.D. programs must complete and submit an official Syracuse University Graduate School Application.
How to Submit Supplemental Material
You may upload your application materials when applying online through the Graduate School. If you upload your materials, there is no need to also mail them in duplicate.
If you choose to mail your supplemental application materials (only if you have not submitted them online), send them to:
Enrollment Management Processing Center
Graduate Admissions Processing
716 E. Washington St., Suite 200
Syracuse, New York 13210-1572
Note: If you are sending materials using a package delivery company (i.e. FedEx, UPS, DHL), use this address: Syracuse University Graduate Admissions Processing P.O. Box 35060 Syracuse, New York 13235-5060
In accordance with Syracuse University policy, any materials submitted by an applicant (or on behalf of the applicant) will not be returned.
All applicants must pay a non-refundable application fee of $75. There are several options for paying the application fee:
- Include a check or money order payable to Syracuse University with your application materials or
- Pay by Mastercard or Visa credit card by printing the payment form and completing all information and submitting with your application materials