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Here's what you'll study

Joint degrees in communications, offered in cooperation with Syracuse University's renowned S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, choose from specialized sequences in advertising; arts journalism; broadcast and digital journalism; documentary film and history; magazine, newspaper and online journalism; media management; new media management; photography; public diplomacy; public relations and television, radio and film. The amount of time needed for completion depends on the program chosen and your prior coursework.

Here's what you need to know

The College of Law is the primary school for students enrolled in a joint degree program at Syracuse University. For a joint degree in Public Communications, you will earn 72 law credits plus minimally 27-36 grad credits (depending on your concentration.) Most joint degree programs may be completed in three years (six semesters) and, potentially, one summer. In all cases, both programs must be completed within four years.

Students seeking dual degrees must apply to both programs separately, and admission to Syracuse University College of Law does not guarantee admission to other graduate programs. Students are required to complete their first year of study at the College of Law and candidates for joint degree programs must obtain advance approval from Syracuse University College of Law. The specific number of credits required for non-law graduate programs may vary depending on each student's previous academic background in the subject area.

In addition, joint degree students are charged College of Law tuition rates only, essentially offering the opportunity to earn two advanced degrees for the price of one.

For more information contact:

Law Admissions

College of Law
Admissions & Financial Aid
Suite 340 College of Law
Phone: 315.443.1962
Fax: 315.443.9568
Web: law.syr.edu
Email: admissions@law.syr.edu

Public Communications

Graduate Record Office
S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications
330 Newhouse 2
Syracuse University
Syracuse, NY 13244
Phone: 315.443.4039
Web: newhousemasters.syr.edu
Email: pcgrad@syr.edu

Specific questions & inquiries
about joint law programs: 

Keri Foster
Associate Director
Office of Student Life
Suite 444 College of Law
Syracuse, NY 13244
Phone: 315.443.1146
Fax: 315.443.9719
Web: law.syr.edu
Email: studentlife@law.syr.edu

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Here's someone you might meet

Chris Tommarello, 3L
Cheswick, PA

"I knew Syracuse University College of Law was the right school for me for a variety of reasons. One factor that prompted me to attend are the diverse academic programs available.  The school offers a wide array of topics to study in law, as well as numerous opportunities to receive joint degrees from nationally ranked programs. Additionally, the school boasts excellent ways for students to get involved while attending and to stay connected as an alum. Most importantly, I chose SUCOL for the wonderful professors, staff and students. When I visited the school I visited the admissions office and spoke with an admissions counselor about my fears and anxieties of attending law school. The counselor was more than comforting and made me feel like I was part of a family before I had even begun. The atmosphere and learning environment at Syracuse Law is unlike any other that I had come across and it makes Syracuse a standout law school."

Here's what our students are saying

"I chose Syracuse Law because of its strong national reputation, extensive alumni network, and the opportunities the University offers students.  The school has a wide variety of joint degree programs, certificate programs, clinics, pro bono programs, and student organizations.  Law students at Syracuse can essentially tailor a program to their interests rathar than feeling limited or pigeonholed in their education.  The professors are experienced, welcoming, and engaging, as are the alumni who are spread across the country and around the world.  Classmates are friendly and supportive.  The College of Law is committed to improving, especially as it prepares to start a new chapter in its history with the new law school building, Dineen Hall.  All of these factors were important to me since law school marks a new chapter for me as well.  As a non-traditional student who worked for 7 years prior to law school, Syracuse seemed like the complete package."

Mark O'Brien, 2L
Richmond, VA