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Scholarship Overview

The 2023 Forever Orange Scholarship provides scholarship for half of the tuition for students who enroll full-time in a qualifying graduate degree or certificate program at Syracuse University. The scholarship is automatically available to all Class of 2023 graduating seniors who are eligible for admission—no separate scholarship application is needed. Graduating seniors who have already been admitted to a qualifying graduate program are also eligible. The scholarship cannot be combined with any other program-granted graduate funding awards, such as assistantships, fellowships, or other scholarships, nor can it be deferred to future terms. The scholarship is only for those programs on the List of Qualifying Programs by School and College.

Guidance on Selecting a Graduate Program

There are a wide variety of programs from which to choose—degrees that directly continue your undergraduate studies and those adding another dimension to your qualifications. Our graduate staff and faculty are available to address your questions and guide you through the application process. We encourage you to consult with the career advising staff in your college for additional guidance and assistance.

Qualifying Residential Graduate Programs

This comprehensive list of 2023 Forever Orange Scholarship programs includes links to program overviews, allowing you to become familiar with the nature of the program, the curriculum, and admissions requirements. The Scholarship only applies to residential programs. Application fees for graduate programs are waived for all Syracuse University students. Applying to a graduate program can be done entirely online—apply now.

Once admitted to a graduate program and upon officially completing your undergraduate degree, you may enroll in the first term of entry available in 2023.

Eligibility Requirements for 2023 Forever Orange Scholarship:

As a member of the Class of 2023, you are eligible for the 2023 Forever Orange Scholarship if:

  • You graduate in December 2022 or have submitted a Diploma Request for May, June, or August 2023;
  • You officially complete your undergraduate degree in December 2022, May 2023 or August 2023, prior to starting coursework for a graduate program;
  • You are admitted to study full time in a qualifying graduate program (see list of qualifying programs below) and begin the program no later than the start of the 2023-24 academic year.

Note: Deferring to a future semester beyond fall 2023 is not permitted. Also, you must maintain full-time continuous enrollment status throughout the duration of the program.


For a quick and direct connection to more program specific and admissions information, see the contact listed below for each school and college.  If you have general questions regarding the Scholarship, please contact Tracy Balduzzi, Graduate School.

List of Qualifying Programs by School and College 

School of Architecture

Architecture, MArch

Application Deadline: June 1 Admissions Notes: MArch degree: GRE and English proficiency exams not required. Six guaranteed credits of elective coursework and up to six additional credits based on prior coursework will be awarded pending application review.

Contact: Lauren Mintier, Graduate Program Manager

The College of Arts and Sciences

Applied Statistics, MS*

Biology, MS

Biomedical Forensic Sciences, MS

Biotechnology, MS*

Chemistry, MS

Earth Sciences, MS

Forensic Science, MS

Linguistic Studies, MA

Mathematics, MS*

Medicolegal Death Investigation, MS

Physics, MS

Speech-Language Pathology, MS*

Application Deadlines: June 1; Biotechnology applications accepted on a rolling basis; Speech-Language Pathology MS applications are due February 1.

Admissions Notes: GRE not required, with the exception of Speech-Language Pathology MS . Additional program admissions requirements: Speech-Language Pathology MS applicants apply via the CSDCAS application no additional application to the Graduate School is needed.  Applicants are required to submit GRE scores, official transcripts, custom essays, three letters of recommendation and an application fee through the CSDCAS portal; Biotechnology requires two letters of recommendation; Chemistry awards automatic acceptance for graduating seniors with a CGPA of 3.0 or higher and the letter of recommendation requirement is waived.

*Students currently enrolled in 4+1 programs receive a tuition benefit and are not eligible for the Forever Orange Scholarship. Students who are continuing in a 4+1 program may contact their program directors with any questions.

Contact: Christopher Anderson, Director of Graduate and Undergraduate Recruitment

School of Education

Degree Programs Eligible for SOE 50% Certificate of Advanced Study Scholarship or SOE 50% Master’s Scholarship:

Arts Education: Preparation (All Grades), MS

Clinical Mental Health Counseling, MS

Cultural Foundations of Education, MS

Designing Digital Instruction, CAS (online)

Disability Studies, CAS

Early Childhood Special Education (Birth - Grade 2), MS

Educational Technology, CAS

English Education: Preparation (Grades 7-12), MS

Higher Education, MS

Inclusive Special Education (Grades 1-6), MS

Inclusive Special Education: Preparation (Grades 7-12 Generalist), MS 

Instructional Design Foundations, CAS (Online options)

Instructional Design, Development & Evaluation (On-campus or fully online), MS

Intercollegiate Athletic Advising and Support, CAS

Literacy Education (Birth - Grade 12), MS

Mathematics Education: Preparation (Grades 7-12), MS

Music Education: Preparation (All Grades), MS

Music Education: Professional Certification, M. Mus 

School Counseling, CAS

School Counseling (P-12), MS

Science Education: Preparation (Grades 7-12) (Biology, Chemistry, Earth Science, Physics), MS

Social Studies Education: Preparation (Grades 7-12), MS

Teaching and Curriculum, MS

Application Deadline: January 15, 2023. Some SOE master’s degree programs will allow rolling admissions on a space-available basis.

Admissions Notes: GRE not required; though not participating in the 2023 Forever Orange Scholarship, the School of Education offers the SOE 50% Certificate of Advanced Study and SOE 50% Master’s Scholarship.

Contact: Contact: Speranza Migliore, Assistant Director of Graduate Admissions and Recruitment.

The College of Engineering and Computer Science

Bioengineering, MS

Chemical Engineering, MS

Civil Engineering, MS

Computer Engineering, MS

Computer Science, MS

Cybersecurity, MS

Electrical Engineering, MS

Engineering Management, MS

Environmental Engineering, MS

Environmental Engineering Science, MS

Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, MS

Application Deadline: July 1

Admissions Note: GRE waived for all programs

Contact:  Mary Collier, Graduate Recruitment Specialist

The David B. Falk College of Sport and Human Dynamics

Applied Human Development & Family Science M.A.

Exercise Science M.S.

Food Studies M.S.

Human Development & Family Science M.S.

Nutrition Science M.A., M.S.

Public Health MPH

Sport Venue & Event Management M.S.

Students enrolled in the following CAS programs must be enrolled in a full-time master’s program to receive the scholarship. The tuition award will be applied by the home college of the master’s program.

Addiction Studies CAS

Child Therapy CAS

Dietetic Internship CAS

Food Studies CAS

Global Health CAS

Integrative and Functional Nutrition CAS

Trauma Informed Practice CAS

While the following residential programs are not eligible for the 2023 Forever Orange Scholarship, please contact Falk admissions  for information on how a Forever Orange Scholarship equivalent may be applied:

Marriage and Family Therapy M.A.

Social Work, Advanced Standing Program M.S.W.

Social Work M.S.W.

Note: No GREs required.

Admissions Information

For more information on graduate study in the David B. Falk College of Sport and Human Dynamics, contact Debbie Golia at 315-443-5555 or

School of Information Studies

Applied Data Science, MS

Information Systems, MS

Library and Information Science, MS

Students enrolled in the following CAS programs must be enrolled in a full-time master’s program to receive the scholarship. The tuition award will be applied by the home college of the master’s program.

Data Science, CAS

Information Security Management, CAS

Information Technology Management, CAS

Application Deadlines: May 1 for summer; June 1 for fall; if space available, will accept after deadlines. Priority Deadline February 1.

Start in summer 2023 and can complete MS in May-August 2024

Admissions Note: GRE waived for all programs

Contact:  Caitlin Jarvis, Assistant Director Graduate Recruitment

The Martin J. Whitman School of Management

Business Administration, MBA (on-campus, only)

Business Analytics, MS (on-campus, only)

Professional Accounting, MS (on-campus, only)

Entrepreneurship and Emerging Enterprises, MS (on-campus, only)

Finance, MS

Marketing, MS

Supply Chain Management, MS (on-campus, only)

Application Deadline: April 15

Admissions Note: GMAT and GRE waived for all programs


Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs

Anthropology, MA

Conflict and Collaboration, CAS

Economics, MA

Geography, MA

History, MA

International Relations, MA

Political Science, MA

Public Administration, MPA

Public Diplomacy and Global Communications, MA

Sociology, MA

Application Deadlines:

Degree Program

Application Deadline

Geography, MA / History, MA

January 1

Sociology, MA

January 10

Economics, MA / Public Diplomacy and Global Communications, MA

January 15

International Relations, MA / Public Administration, MPAFebruary 1 then rolling

Political Science, MA

March 1 then rolling

Anthropology, MA

May 15

Conflict and Collaboration, CAS (on-campus or online)

August 1

Admissions Note: GRE waived for all programs.

Contact:  Cory J. Meyers, Director of Enrollment Management,

S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications

Advertising, MA

Arts Journalism and Communications, MA

Audio Arts, MA

Broadcast and Digital Journalism, MS

Magazine, News and Digital Journalism, MA

Media Studies, MA

Multimedia, Photography and Design, MS

New Media Management, MS

Public Relations, MS

Public Diplomacy and Global Communications, MA

Television, Radio and Film, MA

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Application Process

Application Deadlines: January 15, 2023

Admissions Note: Professional master’s programs begin in the summer only; Media Studies begins in the fall only; GRE waived for all programs.

Contact:  Martha Coria, Assistant Director for Graduate Programs

College of Visual and Performing Arts (VPA)

Art Photography, MFA

Audio Arts, MA

Communication and Rhetorical Studies, MA

Music Composition, M Mus

Computer Art, MFA

Conducting, M Mus

Design, MFA

Film, MFA

Illustration, MFA

Museum Studies, MA

Performance, M Mus

Studio Arts, MFA

Voice Pedagogy, M Mus

Application Deadlines:

Degree Program Program Deadline
Art PhotographyFebruary 1
Audio ArtsFebruary 1
CRSFebruary 1
CompositionFebruary 1
Computer ArtFebruary 1
ConductingFebruary 1
DesignFebruary 1
FilmFebruary 1
IllustrationFebruary 1
Museum StudiesFebruary 1
PerformanceFebruary 1
Studio ArtsFebruary 1
Voice PedagogyFebruary 1

Application Deadline: February 1

Admissions Note: GRE waived for CRS

Contact:  Alexia McLean, Assistant Director of Graduate Admissions

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