Admitted Doctor of Professional Studies Students

Welcome and congratulations!

Congratulations on Your Admission to the Doctor of Professional Studies in Information Management Program at Syracuse University’s iSchool!

Admitted DPS Student Checklist

You will receive an official admission notification from Syracuse University via email. To keep track of your application status or upload any additional materials, please ensure you have access to our Application Portal. Once logged in, you can check all updates regarding your application, including the admission decision once it’s made.

Review the admission letter carefully to understand the terms and conditions of your admission.

Log in to your application portal to complete all necessary steps.

  • Locate and complete the Admission Acceptance Form provided within the portal. This form signifies your intent to accept the admission offer.
  • In the same application status portal, find the option to submit the $500 Graduate Tuition Deposit. This deposit may be required to secure your place in the program and is typically non-refundable.
  • Once your Admission Acceptance Form and Graduate Deposit have been completed and submitted, you will be matriculated.

By the end of their first semester of study, all graduate students must submit an official transcript, bearing the appropriate signatures and seal from the issuing institution, directly to Syracuse University in a sealed envelope. Unsealed documents, which may have been in the hands of students, are not considered official.

  • Registration:
    Please be sure you have activated your SU NetID and have access to MySlice. For the summer semester, you should register for the following courses:

    • IST 790 M800 (Course Code: 70986)
    • IST 801 M001 (Course Code: 70981)
  • Email Communication:
    Please start using your Syracuse University email account ( We are required by the university to use that when communicating with students, so all further emails will be sent there.
  • DPS (Doctor of Professional Studies) Handbook. This handbook is for all students pursuing the graduate program of study for the Doctor of Professional Studies in Information Management (hereafter DPS program).

Residency Information for Cohort 4

Please mark your calendars accordingly for the upcoming residency sessions. If you have any questions or need further assistance, don’t hesitate to reach out to DPS Program Director, John Jordan. We’re here to help make your transition to the program as smooth as possible.

  • Cohort 4 will begin with an optional dinner at 5:30 PM on Tuesday, May 14th.
  • All DPS cohorts will be in sessions on Wednesday, May 15th in the Hinds Hall Ice Box, starting with breakfast at 7:30 AM and class running from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM.
  • Cohort 4 meets separately on Thursday, May 16th, and Friday, May 17th from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM with a 7:30 AM breakfast daily.
  • The iSchool will provide dinner on Thursday, May 16th, and the cohort is encouraged to eat as a group on their own on Friday, May 17th.
  • Dinner reservations and parking information will be coming shortly. Lodging is not organized via the iSchool, but we are happy to help provide recommendations.
  • Pre-read information will also be emailed out to incoming Doctor of Professional Studies in Information Management students before the residency.

Welcome to the Syracuse University iSchool family! We look forward to supporting you in your academic journey. If you have any questions or need further assistance, please feel free to reach out to DPS Program Director, John Jordan or Academic Advisor, Tess Schaufler.

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Helpful Links

As a newly admitted student to the Syracuse University iSchool, you probably have a lot of questions! Here are a few commonly used resources that might help answer some of your questions.