In a ceremony held today on the Syracuse University campus, leaders from Syracuse University and Le Moyne College announced a new academic partnership between Syracuse’s School of Information Studies (iSchool) and Le Moyne’s Madden School of Business.
The new partnership will enable students enrolled in master’s degree programs at both Le Moyne and Syracuse to take courses at their sister institution. Madden School students can study data science and information security management at Syracuse University, while iSchool students can benefit from Le Moyne's expertise in health information systems and enterprise systems. The new academic opportunities are open to iSchool students in the Information Management and Library and Information Science masters’ programs and students in the Madden School’s Information Systems master’s program. Students will receive certificates in one of four concentrations.
"We are pleased to strengthen Le Moyne College's relationship with Syracuse University, which has grown substantially over the past few years," said Le Moyne President Linda LeMura. "This is a win-win situation for our students enrolled in this curriculum, enabling them to complete a masters in IS from Le Moyne while also taking courses at one of the most well-respected information studies schools in the country. And we look forward to welcoming iSchool masters students to our campus."
“Syracuse University and Le Moyne College have a long history of building on our shared values and unique strengths for the benefit of our students,” said Syracuse University Chancellor Kent Syverud. “This collaboration continues that legacy in ways that will enhance the academic experience for students pursuing studies in one of the fastest growing fields in academia and industry today.”
In addition to Chancellor Syverud and President LeMura, others speaking at the event included Syracuse Vice Chancellor and Provost Michele Wheatly; Le Moyne Provost Joe Marina, S.J.; iSchool Dean Elizabeth Liddy and Madden School of Business Dean Jim Joseph.
The agreement is the latest in a long line of academic partnerships between Syracuse University and Le Moyne. Past agreements include:
- Early admission for Le Moyne students to the Syracuse College of Law; this 3+3 agreement allows Le Moyne undergraduates to complete both their undergraduate and juris doctor degrees in six years.
- A Fast Track program between the iSchool and Le Moyne that allows Le Moyne students to earn an accelerated master’s degree – in information management or library and information science – by beginning their graduate coursework their senior year.
- A 4+1 forensic sciences program between Syracuse’s College of Arts and Sciences and Le Moyne College, allowing Le Moyne students to begin their graduate coursework in forensic sciences while still completing their undergraduate degree.
- Integrated study abroad programs that support travel abroad opportunities for both Syracuse and Le Moyne students.
- A partnership between Syracuse’s College of Engineering and Computer Science and Le Moyne College that enables Le Moyne to offer pre-engineering programs to their math and science domestic undergraduates.