Dec 06, 2023
Arts & Sciences Contact:
Office of Advising and Career Services
The College of Arts and Sciences
342 Hall of Language
This 5-year program combines two existing programs - the Bachelor’s degree in the College of Arts and Sciences, and in the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs - together with the MA or MS degree in the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications.
Admission requirements for Newhouse:
3.25 GPA after completing 60 credit hours of coursework in A&S/Maxwell.
Associate Dean for Graduate Program
S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications
330 Newhouse 2
Admission requirements for Arts & Sciences
Students considering this program are strongly encouraged to speak to an Academic Advisor in the Hall of Languages as soon as possible upon entering Syracuse University. Completing the program in 5 years requires careful planning.
To be eligible for admission to the program students must be admitted to Arts and Sciences or Maxwell according to the normal procedure. The decision on whether to admit the student into Newhouse will be based primarily on the student’s undergraduate academic record.
Students in this program will complete all the requirements for a Bachelor’s degree, as well as for the Master’s degree from Newhouse in 5 years. Students will receive both degrees, receiving the Bachelor’s after four years, and the Master’s after the fifth year. Courses required for each of the available Master’s degree programs are provided below.
4+1 Combined Requirements
The crossover courses for the 4+1 combined programs are as follows:
Arts Journalism and Communications, MA (AJC)
Fall of year 4: COM 698 - Media Law
Spring of year 4: 3 credits of graduate level work can be taken in Newhouse, Architecture, Film, Fine Arts, Music or Theater with approval from the students’ academic advisor and the Newhouse Graduate Advising Office.
Magazine, News and Digital Journalism, MS (MND)
Fall of year 4: MND 616 Applied Research for Magazine, News and Digital Journalism
Spring of year 4: COM 698 - Media Law
Public Relations, MS
Fall of year 4: COM 697 - Advertising & Public Relations Law
Spring of year 4: Integrated & Digital Communications Elective (Select from an approved list of courses in analytics, digital strategies and IMC courses from Newhouse or Whitman).