By: Diane Stirling
(315) 443-8975

The Graduate Recruitment Office of the School of Information Studies (iSchool) at Syracuse University is hosting an information session regarding two certificate programs on Tuesday, April 17.

The session will provide details about the Certificate of Advanced Studies (CAS) in Information Innovation: Social Media, and the CAS in Data Science. Both are 15-credit graduate-level programs, and both are newly eligible for the School’s 50-percent tuition Upstate IT Scholarship.

The information session is being held at 5:30 p.m. in Room 347, on the third floor of Hinds Hall (located on the main quad) on the Syracuse University campus. To RSVP, fill out the form online, or contact Graduate Recruitment and Marketing Manager Victoria Williams at: Anyone unable to attend the session can arrange for an individual Skype session by sending a note of request to:

Faculty and recruitment personnel will be on hand at the session to discuss the programs. Jeffrey Stanton, Professor and Associate Dean for Research and Doctoral Programs, will provide an overview of the Data Science curriculum. Anthony Rotolo, Assistant Professor of Practice and Social Media Strategist, will provide information about the CAS in Information Innovation. Both CAS programs can be taken on campus or via distance learning. A tour of the School’s research centers and facilities also is planned. It includes a stop by the social media and data processing research center and new media hub, NEXIS (New Explorations in Information Science).

In three years since its formation, the iSchool’s Upstate IT Scholarship has provided $1.37 million worth of funding for 105 graduate-level students. The scholarship program is designed to assist permanent Upstate residents to pursue graduate education in the information field at the iSchool.  The scholarship is meant for students who recently completed undergraduate programs as well as seasoned professionals seeking to advance their careers by adding or upgrading their skills in the information field. The School has committed to fund all recipients for the entire course of their studies, even if that takes several years.

Additionally, the program is working to attract students from a wider geographical range, as well as those who can take only online classes.  The iSchool’s extensive distance programs make it possible for students to participate from anywhere.

In addition to the Data Science and Information Innovation 15-credit programs, these Master’s degree and additional Certificate of Advanced Study program areas are offered.  (All are eligible for the Upstate IT Scholarship):

•    42-credit M.S. in Information Management
•    30-credit executive M.S. in Information Management
•    36-credit M.S. in Telecommunications and Network Management
•    15-credit certificate of advanced study in Information Security Management
•    15-credit certificate of advanced study in Information Systems and Telecommunications Management

For more information on scholarship programs and eligibility, visit the scholarship website or contact Susan Corieri, Assistant Dean for Enrollment Management and Special Academic Program Initiatives, at: