Syracuse University - S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications

Introduction

The Newhouse School at Syracuse University 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 professional master's degree programs in public communications, most of which can be completed in one calendar year.

History

  • 1934: School of Journalism founded at Syracuse University
  • 1964: First building, Newhouse 1, opens
  • 1971: School of Journalism merges with Department of Television and Radio; re-named S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications
  • 1974: Second building, Newhouse 2, opens
  • 2007: Third building, Newhouse 3, opens
  • 2014: Studio and Innovation Center, featuring the Dick Clark Studios and Alan Gerry Center for Media Innovation opens

Dean
Lorraine E. Branham

Faculty
More than 80 full-time instructional faculties and 50 adjunct faculty

Staff
Approximately 50 full-time and 10 part-time staff

Alumni
More than 27,000

Enrollment
Approximately 1,900 undergraduates, 210 residential master’s degree students, 200 online master's degree students and 13 doctoral degree students

Facilities
The Newhouse School is housed in a 250,000-square-foot, three-building complex that includes state-of-the-art classrooms, professional studios, a digital news center, a 300-seat auditorium, a research center, a doctoral student suite and offices, an executive education wing, a café and many spaces for formal and informal meetings and collaboration among students, faculty and staff.

Accreditation

The S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications is one of 100+ mass communications schools accredited by the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications (ACEJMC). Our voluntary participation in self-assessment and external review helps to ensure that Newhouse students consistently receive excellent preparation for their future careers in the communications industries. Our accreditation reflects our commitment to nine standards that translate into small class sizes, hands-on learning experiences, an introduction to communications law, comprehensive advising and career development, and a strong liberal arts foundation. To learn more about accreditation and why it matters, visit the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications website.

This school offers programs in:
  • English

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Programs

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Master in Advertising

Campus 1 year July 2018 USA Syracuse

Our master’s degree program in advertising builds upon your undergraduate education in any major and prepares you for a successful career. [+]

Our master’s degree program in advertising builds upon your undergraduate education in any major and prepares you for a successful career. This one-year, cost-effective and intensive program gives you hands-on training with exemplary faculty that will prepare you for a top job in the advertising industry.

What is the focus of the program?

Our one-year, projects-driven and management-focused program will provide you with a comprehensive look at the advertising industry, with coursework in:

Advertising management; Digital advertising and branding; Marketing communication; Strategic media planning; Graphic design and multimedia production; Account planning; Advertising campaigns. ... [-]

Master in Arts Journalism

Campus 1 year July 2018 USA Syracuse

The Goldring Arts Journalism program offers a uniquely flexible combination of courses designed to meet the educational objectives of each student while also providing training in multimedia communications. [+]

Communicating about today's culture—whether online, on-air or in magazines and newspapers—requires advanced skills in digital technology, writing, and multimedia storytelling. The professional arts journalist also needs in-depth knowledge in a variety of areas: music, theater, film, visual arts, television, popular culture, fashion, architecture, and design.

Traditionally, arts journalists have started out either as artists who learned to write or as writers who became passionately interested in writing about an art form. The Goldring Arts Journalism program offers a uniquely flexible combination of courses designed to meet the educational objectives of each student while also providing training in multimedia communications.... [-]


Master in Audio Arts

Campus 1 year July 2018 USA Syracuse

The audio arts graduate program is designed to provide the necessary combination of practical training and theoretical study to prepare you for a career in four exciting fields. [+]

Perhaps you enjoyed your major as an undergrad, but your experience on the concert committee or campus radio was what got you out of bed every day. Maybe there is a career for you in the music business, the recording or TV studio or in radio. Consider the audio arts master’s degree program at Syracuse University. With one foot in the Newhouse School and the other in the College of Visual and Performing Arts, audio arts is a 14-month master’s level exploration of the world of audio and the business of music.

What is the focus of the program?

The audio arts graduate program is designed to provide the necessary combination of practical training and theoretical study to prepare you for a career in four exciting fields. While completing this 36-credit curriculum, you may choose to focus on:... [-]


Master in Broadcast & Digital Journalism

Campus 1 year July 2018 USA Syracuse

The Newhouse graduate program in broadcast and digital journalism is designed to provide the necessary combination of practical training and theoretical study to prepare you for a career in electronic journalism. [+]

What is the focus of the program?

The Newhouse graduate program in broadcast and digital journalism is designed to provide the necessary combination of practical training and theoretical study to prepare you for a career in electronic journalism.

While completing this 40-credit curriculum, you will take courses in:

Writing Information gathering and reporting Editing Producing Anchoring in traditional and new platforms

Our professional faculty members emphasize hands-on experience in all coursework and encourage you to pursue internships at television, radio stations and multimedia news operations. Small class sizes allow for invaluable one-on-one interaction between students and faculty.... [-]


Master in Magazine, Newspaper & Online Journalism

Campus 1 year July 2018 USA Syracuse

Our one-year, writing- and editing-focused program will prepare you to make a contribution to any publication. [+]

The magazine, newspaper and online journalism program (MNO) prepares students for the journalism industry. You will learn to write, report, design, and edit across communications platforms and create content on par with magazine, newspaper and online professionals working in the field today.

What is the focus of the program?

Our one-year, writing- and editing-focused program will prepare you to make a contribution to any publication. You will take courses in:

Writing. Reporting. Editing. Web and graphic design. Research. Communications law. Other courses cover web innovation; political and urban affairs; sports reporting; new media business; travel writing; designing interactivity; and photography. ... [-]

Master in Media and Education

Campus 1 year July 2018 USA Syracuse

The first and only graduate program of its kind in the United States, the M.A. in media and education is reinventing the profile of educators and storytellers in schools, media industry, and society. [+]

The first and only graduate program of its kind in the United States, the M.A. in media and education is reinventing the profile of educators and storytellers in schools, media industry, and society. Media and education graduates will be experts in the complex synergies between media and education in our culture and will be on the leading edge of production, analysis, and innovative application of media in diverse environments.

The media and education master of arts program combines the faculty, resources, and exceptional legacies of two renowned Syracuse University schools: the School of Education and the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications.

What is the media and education method? Exploring the status quo of the fields of media and education ... [-]

Master in New Media Management

Campus 1 year July 2018 USA Syracuse

If you envision a future in communications leadership, the new media management program is right for you. At Syracuse University, Newhouse students in the New Media Management graduate program practice the application of innovative digital solutions to strategic communications problems in both traditional and new media businesses. [+]

When every company has a website and a 360-degree communications plan, every company is a media company. At Syracuse University, Newhouse students in the New Media Management graduate program practice the application of innovative digital solutions to strategic communications problems in both traditional and new media businesses.

"It isn't just the media that has to reinvent storytelling on new platforms; every company has to tell its story differently."

- Larry Kramer '72Former president and publisher, USA TODAY

Graduate Education is a Faculty/Student Partnership

New Media Management students work closely with faculty members in a guided professional digital communication experience in our state-of-the-art facilities. Core courses in the program cover topics like:... [-]


Master in Photography

Campus 1 year July 2018 USA Syracuse

The Multimedia Photography and Design Department attracts students who are passionate about all types of visual storytelling: photography, videography/cinematography, design, and multimedia. Our goal is to customize your studies to meet your interests and needs. As creative entrepreneurs, our students typically work in journalism, advertising, fashion and the nonprofit world—with many choosing to work across industries—and they publish their work via myriad distribution platforms. [+]

The Multimedia Photography and Design Department attracts students who are passionate about all types of visual storytelling: photography, videography/cinematography, design, and multimedia. Our goal is to customize your studies to meet your interests and needs. As creative entrepreneurs, our students typically work in journalism, advertising, fashion and the nonprofit world—with many choosing to work across industries—and they publish their work via myriad distribution platforms, from books, magazines, and newspapers to digital options, such as smartphones, tablets, the web, cable and broadcast channels, to film festivals and gallery exhibits.

What is the focus of the program? Photography (photojournalism/documentary, advertising/illustration, fashion, portraiture). Videography/cinematography (latest methods in short-form fiction and non-fiction audio and video collection and production). Editing and postproduction for still photography and video (story structure, image/clip editing, non-linear video editing, color correction, compression, and output). Design (motion graphics, publication, web, tablet, mobile, branding, typography) Story (concept, structure, management, fiction, and non-fiction). Entrepreneurial/business skills (writing, social media, marketing, ethics, law). What makes the program unique? Emphasis on building an exceptional portfolio/reel. Engaged and inspiring professors with impressive industry credentials and contacts. Intimate class size, which allows for more individual attention. Strong sense of community and shared purpose among classmates and faculty. Hundreds of thousands of dollars in photo/audio/video/HDSLR gear for checkout, a two-story, fully equipped digital photo studio, and seven Mac labs with the latest software. Weekend workshops and other special projects, both overseas and in the United States. Strong Newhouse Network of alumni and friends and interaction with notable industry... [-]

Master in Public Diplomacy

Campus 2 years July 2018 USA Syracuse

Offered jointly by the Newhouse School and the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, the public diplomacy program trains students to carry out public communications for governments, nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) and the private sector. Public diplomacy is a new field that has grown out of a need for professionals who can effectively communicate with diverse national and international audiences. Cross-cultural communication presents complex challenges. [+]

Offered jointly by the Newhouse School and the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, the public diplomacy program trains students to carry out public communications for governments, nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) and the private sector.

Public diplomacy is a new field that has grown out of a need for professionals who can effectively communicate with diverse national and international audiences. Cross-cultural communication presents complex challenges.

"I can't think of a more ideal program. It enhanced and challenged me academically but also prepared me for my current position." - Jacqueline Cho '10Jr. associate, TAF'S Center for the U.S.- Korea Policy Your international career begins here ... [-]

Master in Public Relations

Campus 1 year July 2018 USA Syracuse

Our internationally recognized public relations (PR) program is one of the few in the U.S. that offers undergraduate, graduate and mid-career-level PR education. Typically, incoming graduate students are recent college graduates planning on entering the public relations field. [+]

Organizations need experienced communicators to effectively convey their messages. Teaching our students how to craft and deliver communications is at the heart of our mission.

Our internationally recognized public relations (PR) program is one of the few in the U.S. that offers undergraduate, graduate and mid-career-level PR education. Typically, incoming graduate students are recent college graduates planning on entering the public relations field.

Prepare for the profession

In our 13-month program, you will study the theory, concepts, processes and practices of public relations (PR). Your introductory graduate year public relations course will challenge you to conceptualize, plan and execute typical PR activities such as client meetings and press conferences. From there, you will spend your year developing critical and strategic thinking, as well as learn how to most effectively interact with both clients and the news media.... [-]


Master in Television, Radio & Film

Campus 1 year July 2018 USA Syracuse

Our graduate television, radio, and film program will show you how movies are directed, how TV and film scripts are written and how radio programs are produced. You'll learn how to tell stories with visuals and audio. You'll study systems of production, distribution, and exhibition. [+]

Our graduate television, radio, and film program will show you how movies are directed, how TV and film scripts are written and how radio programs are produced. You'll learn how to tell stories with visuals and audio. You'll study systems of production, distribution, and exhibition. And you will work with our experienced faculty to build your own program based on your interests and goals.

You'll also learn from successful and famous guest speakers who visit campus or join classes via Skype. Our connections in Los Angeles, New York and in other global entertainment hubs can provide you with professional advice and insider tips on how to create for television, radio, film and the web.... [-]


Contact

Address 215 University Place
13244-2100 Syracuse, New York, USA