S. I. Newhouse School of Public Communications

Syracuse University
Syracuse, NY


Details at a Glance

  • School Type

  • Application Fee

  • Financial Aid Available


Our Program

Gain the professional media skills you need in just one year.

The Newhouse School is one of the nation’s premier communications schools where talented students come to study and learn from top industry professionals. We pride ourselves on the highest caliber education made possible by an incredible, forward-thinking faculty and state-of-the-art facilities. We offer 11 master's degree programs in public communications, most of which can be completed in one calendar year. No previous experience required!

Learn more about our history, our facilities, and our industry partnerships.

Newhouse has its own Career Development Center, that in addition to many services, also hosts the Newhouse Network, an alumni directory with more than 5,000 alumni who have volunteered their contact information.

Newhouse is one of several schools and colleges housed on the main campus of Syracuse University in Syracuse, NY, right in Central New York State. We have excellent proximity to New York City, Boston, Philadelphia, Washington, DC, Toronto, and the Adirondack mountain region.

Programs include: 


Arts Journalism and Communications

Audio Arts

Broadcast and Digital Journalism

Magazine, News and Digital Journalism

Media Studies

Multimedia, Photography and Design

New Media Management

Public Diplomacy and Global Communications

Public Relations

Television, Radio and Film

We also offer a Sports Media and Communications Track that can be combined with certain master's programs.


  • Application Fee



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  • checkbox-altPersonal Statement
  • checkbox-alt3 Letters of Recommendation
  • checkbox-altGRE Optional
  • checkbox-altNo prerequisites required

Additional Requirements

As part of our holistic admissions review, we also ask all applicants to complete an online video interview via Kira Talent.

Application Deadline

January 15; summer admission only for professional programs; fall admission for media studies

Student Body

  • Total Students

    pound200 Students
  • Female

    female65% Female
  • Male

    male35% Male


  • checkbox-altDedicated Diversity Office
  • checkbox-altOffice of Equal Opportunity, Inclusion, and Resolution Services
  • checkbox-altLGBT Resource Center
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  • checkbox-alt30% international students within Newhouse graduate programs
  • checkbox-alt45% students of color within Newhouse graduate programs

Clubs & Associations

  • The Center for Digital Literacy—Supports research projects related to understanding the impact of information, technology and media.
  • The Daily Orange—Syracuse University's student newspaper
  • Citrus TV—CitrusTV is the nation's oldest and largest entirely student-run television studio, and produces all shows in full high definition. With more than 300 active student members, we are also one of the largest student organizations at Syracuse University and SUNY-ESF. Students in all years and majors can gain experience producing news, sports, and entertainment shows that air on the Orange Television Network (campus channel 2), Time Warner Cable Sports 13,, and other online platforms. In addition to opportunities working in crew and talent roles, there are numerous opportunities for students to get involved in the studio's non-content departments that allow the studio to function, including operations/engineering, Web media, alumni relations, promotions and business/ad sales.
  • OrangeTV Network—On the air since 2005, OTN is student-produced TV. It’s on 24/7 throughout the school year. Our student crews produce many of the comedy, sports, dance, music and artistic performances all over campus.
  • SU Athletics
  • SU Chapter of Society of Professional Journalists
  • TRAC—The Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse uses the computer and the Freedom of Information Act to assess how various agencies of the federal government do business. TRAC has received wide publicity for its pioneering work in exposing the workings of the Justice Department and the Internal Revenue Service. The TRAC website is a rich source of data to reporters around the world.
  • WJPZ
  • WAER—This is Syracuse University's only student-run radio station.
  • WERW—WERW maintains a tradition of college radio by playing a diverse range of genres and is now listenable everywhere on the web.
  • The Newshouse—Campus web news service created, edited and produced primarily by Newhouse students.
  • Hill Communications—Student-run public relations firm based at Newhouse.
  • Tully Center for Free Speech—Centered at Newhouse, supports free speech, research and open dialogue.

What Our Students Say

  • When I began my graduate studies at Newhouse, I always envisioned myself working for a Tier 1 media company in the media and entertainment industry. To my surprise, Newhouse opened my eyes to a variety of public relations agencies in Indianapolis, New York City, Washington, D.C. and Los Angeles that I discovered I liked even more than working in the media industry. I was also introduced to the field of investor relations.

    Nichole Henderson, Public Relations, M.S. ‘17
  • Newhouse made me fall more in love with what I wanted to do. I always knew I wanted to write, but I was still grasping what that truly meant. By taking a variety of classes in production, I learned how to write for a TV show with a budget, execute a director’s vision and still shape my own voice as an artist.

    Karissa Valencia, Television, Radio and Film, M.A. ‘14
  • Newhouse prepared me to be open-minded and always prepared for new assignments, new technology and new challenges. Because we were grounded in fundamentals and taught to approach new ideas thoughtfully and carefully, I’ve had a leg up on my peers. Also, to be so well-versed in journalism as a designer for the Washington Post has been invaluable.

    Chris Ballard, Magazine, Newspaper and Online Journalism, M.A. ‘12

Tuition & Financial Aid

Additional Information

  • checkbox-altFinancial Aid Available
  • checkbox-altWe offer a variety of merit aid awards in the form of scholarships and instructional associate positions.