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Ben Ware

  Ben Ware

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News and Events


  • Tuesday, March 3, 3:30-4:45pm in 107 Hall of Languages- CUT Seminar Series: Crafting the Teaching Philosophy. Writing the teaching philosophy statement is, for many, the most daunting part of compiling a teaching portfolio. Yet it is, aside from the C.V., the document most likely to be required of applicants for faculty positions. The final session in the CUT seminar series will offer strategies for answering such basic questions as “What is my teaching philosophy?” and will highlight some of the key qualities of effective teaching statements. Guest presenter Dr. Jeffrey Chin of Le Moyne College will share his insights on the role of teaching philosophies in faculty searches at teaching-intensive institutions, and how you can discuss your teaching in a way likely to advance your candidacy. Click here to register.
  • Friday, March 6, 12:30-2:00pm in 207 Hall of Languages- TA Program Series: The Realities of being an Adjunct. As teaching assistants and graduate students, many of us turn to adjunct positions to make ends meet when the departmental funding runs out.  While these opportunities provide wonderful teaching experience, the realities of being an adjunct can be more complex.  Kick off your spring break by joining our panel of seasoned part-time instructors discussing the pros and cons of entering the world of the adjunct.  Our panelists will share their experiences concerning making the transition from TA to instructor, how to juggle teaching while still making progress to degree, and dealing with the tenuous nature of adjunct work. Lunch provided courtesy of the GSO. Click here to register.
  • Friday, March 6, 1:00-2:30pm in Kittredge Auditorium, HBC. Career Services Workshop: First-Year PhD Students Panel: “Things I Wish Someone Told Me in My First Year”
  • Friday, March 20, 5:00pm in 220 Bowne Hall- FPP participation summaries due.
  • Friday. March 20 & Saturday, March 21 in Life Sciences Complex- All-University Graduate Research Symposium
  • Tuesday, March 24, 5:00pm in 220 Bowne Hall- Certificate in University Teaching Completion Forms due.

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The Graduate School


The Graduate School offers over 200 degree programs among its 10 schools and colleges and awards approximately 1,600 Master's degrees each year. Since its founding in 1870, the Graduate School has been a leader in quality graduate education among its peers in higher education.

Programs of the Graduate School

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The Graduate School provides a year-round program of activities designed to enrich the educational programs and professional development of graduate students at Syracuse University. For more infromation on our various programs go to

View Graduate School Programs Calendar


New Graduate Students

From accepting your admission to making housing arrangements, the New Student Checklist will guide you in preparing for your arrival in Syracuse.

Graduate School Contacts

Graduate School Dean’s office: 443-2543

207 Bowne Hall, Syracuse NY, 13244-1200

Graduate Application Inquiries: 443-4492

212 Bowne Hall, Syracuse NY, 13244-1200

Graduate Awards: 443-1701

212 Bowne Hall, Syracuse NY, 13244-1200

Future Professoriate Program/Teaching Assistant Program/

English Language Proficiency Services: 443-1856

220 Bowne Hall, Syracuse NY, 13244-1200


Graduate Funding Opportunities

  • Funding Options: Fellowships, Assistantships, Scholarships for new or current students
  • The Center for European Studies of the Daniel Patrick Moynihan Institute of Global Affairs, in the Maxwell School of Syracuse University, announces it will grant awards to graduate students to support summer field research for MA thesis or doctoral research projects in Europe. Graduate students at Syracuse University are eligible and encouraged to apply. The awards are competitive and proposals are judged on the basis of (i) quality of the proposed research, (ii) organization and thoughtfulness of the proposal, and (iii) appropriateness and feasibility of the research plan in relation to the student's background and qualifications. DEADLINE:  Thursday, February 26, 2015 Guidelines: Application link:
  • Program: The Data Incubator is an intensive six-week fellowship that prepares masters, PhDs, and postdocs in STEM + social science fields seeking industry careers as data scientists. The program is free for fellows and supported by sponsorships from dozens of employers across multiple industries. In response to the overwhelming interest in our earlier sessions, we will be holding another fellowship.
    Locations: There will be both an in-person (in NYC and DC) and online section of the fellowship.
    Dates: All sections will be from 03/23/15 to 05/01/15
    Who should apply: Anyone within one year of graduating from a masters or PhD program or who has already obtained a masters or PhD is welcome to apply. Applications from international students welcome. There is a common application for both the online and in-person sections. Everyone else is encouraged to sign-up for a future session.
    For additional information, checkout our website, blog, Venture Beat article, or Harvard Business Review piece.
  • IIE Announces Graduate Fellowships for Study in China- Beginning in August, graduate students enrolled in U.S. universities can apply through the Institute of International Education for support to conduct doctoral research at one of 15 prestigious universities in China under the Joint Research Ph.D. Fellowship of the Confucius China Studies Program.  The fellowships are one component of an array of scholarships and fellowships offered by Hanban, which is a public institution affiliated with the Chinese Ministry of Education. IIE has been selected to manage the recruitment and review of fellowship applications for students from U.S. universities. Learn More  For details on eligibility and the application process, visit
  • What is a Fulbright U.S. Student Grant?
    The Fulbright U.S. Student Program provides grants for individually designed study/research projects or for English Teaching Assistantships. During their grants, Fulbrighters will meet, work, live with and learn from the people of the host country, sharing daily experiences. Through engagement in the community, the individual will interact with their hosts on a one-to-one basis in an atmosphere of openness, academic integrity, and intellectual freedom, thereby promoting mutual understanding.
    Many graduate students apply for the Fulbright Study/Research grant to support thesis or dissertation research. Please note that only US citizens (excluding permanent residents) are eligible for the Fulbright US Student Program.  Grant specifications vary by country; more information can be found on the Fulbright website:
    How do I apply?
    If you are a full-time enrolled SU student, you must apply through the SU Fulbright process, led by Prof. Susan Wadley and Ms. Judith O’Rourke. The application process begins in April and the SU deadline is September 15th of each year. Information sessions are held each April and writing workshops focused on applications essay drafts are held in the first weeks of the fall semester. We will announce the dates of the April application workshops soon.
    You’ll find the SU session information here:
  • Currently enrolled graduate students can learn about special opportunities at the Center for Fellowship and Scholarship Advising website: