Application Requirements

  1. Graduate Application Application Management (
  2. Transcript(s) from every post-secondary institution attended
  3. Letters of recommendation
  4. Exam Scores 
    • Graduate Record Examination (GRE) Test Scores – Optional for Spring and fall 2024 applications
    • International applicants are required to submit a TOEFL, IELTS, or Duolingo score. We require scores from one of these tests only.   
    • Please use institution code 2823 when requesting ETS (Educational Testing Services) to send your scores electronically to Syracuse University. 
    • If you have completed a four-year degree (or higher) from a US-based institution of higher education, or from select countries that are exempt from providing English language exam scores, it is possible to waive the TOEFL/IELTS/Duolingo score requirement. Email to confirm your eligibility. 
    • For more information on TOEFL scores, whether you need to submit your scores and other common questions for international applicants to Syracuse University, please visit the International Student FAQ
  5. Personal statement
  6. Resume or Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  7. $75 non-refundable application fee 
  8. Financial Documents (international applicants only) 

Financial documents are not required for the review of your application for admission. Students may wait and submit financial documents after they receive admission. Please note that submitting financial documents with your application will reduce I-20 processing time.  

Please visit our graduate application webpage for program-specific requirements for your area of interest.  

Special note to international applicants

Please be advised that any inconsistency in the spelling of your name or the inclusion of an invalid address may delay the processing of your application materials. It is strongly recommended that the spelling and order of names be consistent with your passport.