Admissions Overview

Syracuse University’s School of Information Studies (iSchool) seeks students who are passionate about harnessing the power of information. Our admissions team reviews each application holistically, considering applicants of diverse backgrounds who can contribute their knowledge and experiences to the iSchool community. Prospective students should, however, be able to demonstrate their ability to meet the demands of a rigorous graduate program.

Admissions Deadlines

Syracuse offers program start dates four times per year, in April, July, and October. Applications are now being accepted for the start dates listed below, and admissions decisions are made on a rolling basis. You can access the online application here.

Application Deadlines
Classes Start Early Priority Deadline Priority Deadline Application Deadline
July 2020 Closed April 9, 2020 May 7, 2020
October 2020 June 18, 2020 July 9, 2020 August 6, 2020
January 2021 September 25, 2020 October 16, 2020 November 13, 2020


We encourage you to submit your application as soon as possible. Students who submit by the early priority application deadline will receive admissions decisions first and be able to connect with iSchool faculty and resources sooner. Additionally, for students who submit by the early priority deadline, the application fee of $75 is reduced to $45. You can review full application requirements here