Syracuse University Graduate Program Reviews

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(4.2 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 13 respondents

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School Information

  • Website: Visit College Website
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE, + 2 more
  • Programmatic Accreditation: AACSB, + 7 more
  • Campus Setting: City: Midsize
  • Student Population: 21,789 (15,196 undergrad)
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 16 to 1
  • Graduate Attendance Status: 28% part-time, 72% full-time
  • Annual Tuition: $34,500
Source: NCES

Student & Graduate Reviews

4.21 out of 5.0
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Degree: Public Administration
Graduation Year: 2016

Great program with good people and fantastic faculty. Syracuse can get rough as a city, but it's actually not that bad when you get used to it-- plus you're only there for a year, which is a definite perk. It's affordable and the school gives lots of scholarships too, so this is the best school to go to if you don't want to be TOO far in debt.
4.11 out of 5.0
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Degree: Public Administration
Graduation Year: 2016

I think this program is fantastic for any public administration student - the professors are wonderful and SO invested in the success of their students, and the professional network is pretty unbeatable. They don't call it the Maxwell Mafia for nothing. I will say that the trend in course offerings seems to be moving away from domestic social policy research, which I think is a shame. If you're an IR student, or interested in security studies / development this will be a great program. Other than some issues with My Slice (very frustrating at times during registration) everything administrative with the program has been smooth sailing. All in all - awesome value.
3.25 out of 5.0
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Degree: Public Administration
Graduation Year: 2016

There are numerous pros and cons to this degree program, none more compelling than the incredible alumni network. Which is surely part of the reason this is ranked as number one in the nation. Due to the status of the program I feel it has some obvious drawbacks, such as financial aid. It is number one, it can charge what it wants. Additionally, I have often felt that I am one in quite a large pool of my peers and as such individual treatment and help can be hard to come by. That being said, the cohort you develop really helps to abate the aforementioned statement. On campus safety is relatively good but step one foot too far into certain areas nearby you will find yourself in a sticky situation. Overall, this program is extremely prestigious and surely worth every penny and all-nighter needed to collect this degree.
4.36 out of 5.0
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Degree: Public Administration
Graduation Year: 2018

The pros are this program can be completed in one year, saving you the extra tuition and living costs of a typical two year program, and the vast Maxwell network. The cons are it does go by fast, since it is a compact program it is also intense.
4.82 out of 5.0
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Degree: Public Administration
Graduation Year: 2017

I have no cons for Maxwell -- the alumni network is super strong, the professors make you their priority -- what other reasons are there for attending graduate school?
4.1 out of 5.0
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Degree: Public Administration
Graduation Year: 2009

The professors are great; experts in their field, interesting, and highly invested in education. Unfortunately, the same cannot be said for the student body (undergraduate) who have little to no intellectual curiosity.
3.96 out of 5.0
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Degree: Public Administration
Graduation Year: 2016

A lot of good things happening at Maxwell, but changes with the University as a whole could enhance the program.
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Degree: Public Administration
Graduation Year: 2015

Program is the only 40 credit program.. quick and easy
3.82 out of 5.0
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Degree: Public Administration
Graduation Year: 2013

This program has a vibrant study abroad/international focus and the faculty consists of very educated and enthusiastic scholars. The overall academic environment was friendly and quite conducive to learning and a quite stimulating package of courses was offered. The only con is that Maxwell School appears quite isolated from the main political centers (especially Washington DC), but I applaud its efforts to ensure that students get the full experience of working in such policy hubs by providing both academic and professional opportunities for students in DC and other locations such as Geneva, Switzerland.
4.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: Public Administration
Graduation Year: 2013

I've loved my graduate school experience!
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