U.S. Army Signal Center

The School of Information Studies at Syracuse University (iSchool) and the United States Army Signal Center School of Information Technology (SIGCEN) at Fort Gordon formally established an agreement to enable qualified United States Army Signal Center students and graduates to complete master’s degrees at the School of Information Studies at Syracuse University.

The program provides an opportunity for officers who have completed courses at SIGCEN in capacities as information systems managers or telecommunication engineers to transfer credits that will go toward their M.S. in Information Management or M.S. in Telecommunications and Network Management degree at the iSchool. Qualified soldiers will be able to transfer 9 to 15 credits from SIGCEN to the iSchool and will be able to complete the remaining master's degree requirements online.

SIGCEN/SU Course Mapping and Transfer Credit Designation

Students receive transfer credit for the work completed in the FA53 Information Systems Managers and the FA24 Telecommunications Engineers Courses. Breakdown of transfer credit

Eligibility of Students and Admission to Syracuse University

This agreement applies to students who have graduated from the FA 24 and FA 53 Courses in 2008 or beyond. Students who have graduated prior to this date will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis for transfer credit. Requirements for admission to Syracuse University School of Information Studies are not altered due to this agreement. Graduates of SIGCEN are considered to have completed a graduate program and therefore, are not required to take the GRE (Graduate Record Exam) for admission. In accordance with SU policy, the program requirements should be completed within seven years. A student is required to complete both the SIGCEN and the SU program within seven years.

Syracuse University Army Scholarship for the School of Information Studies

The Army Scholarship for the School of Information Studies will be offered to a current student or graduate of one of the following programs:

  • FA53 Information Systems Manager
  • FA24 Telecommunication Engineer

at the United States Army Signal Center, Leader College for Information Technology (LCIT).

The iSchool at Syracuse will offer a 50% tuition scholarship to an officer attending one of the following programs:


The scholarship will be granted for one year and an awardee can re-apply for a second year.

The scholarship recipient will be chosen by Syracuse iSchool faculty and staff. The application will include:

  1. Letter of recommendation that addresses support of the officer’s education program and comments on the officer’s ability to lead and be a successful graduate student..
  2. A 500 word essay in response to the question: “How will your selected choice of study enable you to better serve your country and your profession”.

Applications due May 1st, 2014. Awardee to be notified by June 1st.

Applications now being accepted. APPLY HERE.

University Resources

Syracuse University is a proud participant in the Yellow Ribbon campaign. The University has established the Veterans' Resource Center on campus to better assist military personnel and veterans. Application fees are waived for all veterans.

Advanced Civil Schooling (ACS )

The School of Information Studies accepts students under the Advanced Civil Schooling program.

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