Certificate of Advanced Study

A Certificate of Advanced Study (CAS) at the Syracuse University School of Information Studies (iSchool) is a great way to add specialized skills and augment your education at the graduate level. You’ll enjoy engaging, meaningful studies with convenience and flexibility—without the large time and financial commitment of a full-fledged master’s program. A CAS from the iSchool offers:


Most courses are available online as distance-format courses, and a CAS can be completed in 12 to 21 credits, depending on the program.


The iSchool is ranked No. 1 in information systems for Library and Information Schools by U.S. News and World Report, so course content is cutting-edge and based on original iSchool research. CAS courses are also taught by the same professors who guide our master’s and doctoral students.


Our CAS programs are fully accredited, and course credits are transferrable into an iSchool master’s program if you decide to continue your studies.

Consider an iSchool CAS if you want to:

  • Study the latest in information field trends.
  • Learn about emerging technologies.
  • Boost your workplace edge.
  • Freshen your resume.
  • Keep current with changes in your profession.