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 January, 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
January 2019 September 21, 2018 October 12, 2018 November 9, 2018
April 2019 December 20, 2018 January 10, 2019 February 7, 2019
July 2019 March 21, 2019 April 11, 2019 May 9, 2019


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.