The Syracuse Architecture graduate program is committed to assisting students in understanding the financial aid resources that are available to them.
The Syracuse University Office of Financial Aid and Scholarship Programs is located on the main campus in 200 Bowne Hall. It administers Federal Stafford loans and alternative student loans for graduate students. Federally funded financial aid is available to students who are U.S. citizens or eligible non-citizens. To determine eligibility students must complete the FAFSA form.
Academic awards (scholarships, assistantships and fellowships) are administered by the Graduate Architecture Program Office and the Graduate Enrollment Management Center. If you would like to be considered for an academic award please contact the Graduate Architecture Program Office.
The Graduate Financial Aid Bulletin is published at the beginning of the spring semester and mailed to current graduate students. It provides information on financial aid application procedures, deadlines and instructions for completing the FAFSA.
International students should consult with the financial aid office and the Slutzker Center for additional information.
Syracuse Architecture Graduate Scholarships
Annual awards for academic merit determined by the Chair of the Graduate Program. These are available to entering or continuing students and range from $4,000 to $25,000 of tuition scholarship per academic year. They are awarded on an annual basis for incoming students and on a semester basis for continuing students. Limited funding is also available for continuing students taking summer classes in the graduate program.
Alfred Kaskel Scholarship
An annual award for meritorious achievement and professional promise, this scholarship is given to one graduate student for their final year of study. Students are nominated by the faculty from a list of candidates with high GPAs. A committee composed of the dean, the associate dean and the chairs of the undergraduate and graduate programs makes the final selection.
Myron Jordan Scholarship
The annual Jordan Scholarship was created by the Jordan family in memory of Myron Jordan, an alumnus of the school. Students in any but their final year of study are eligible for this annual award. The award is based on need and academic merit.
Cutler, Revels, and Moore Global Study Scholarships
Students planning to study abroad or participate in the New York City program may apply for Cutler and Revels Scholarships in January of the year preceding the term for which study abroad is intended. The selection is based on financial need, merit, and academic achievement. Additionally, the Moore scholarship application consists of the preparation of a portfolio. Watch for emails and posters announcing the application process in January of each year.
Graduate Assistantships (GAs) are appointed in the areas of teaching and research. GAs in teaching (teaching assistants) are awarded for academic merit and demonstrated excellence in a core area of study: Design, Media, History, Theory, Technology, Structures, or Computing.
GAs in research (research assistants) are awarded for academic merit and capacity to assist a particular faculty member in his/her area of research. TAs in design are awarded on an annual basis while TA’s in other fields are awarded each semester.
A GA in the School of Architecture requires a commitment of between 10 to 20 hours per week with a suggested maximum academic load of 13 credit hours per semester (9 is recommended for TA’s in design) and provides between six and twelve credit hours of remitted tuition and a stipend each semester.
Students must maintain a 3.0 GPA and are required to attend an orientation program administered by the Graduate School. GAs are assigned by the Chair of Graduate Programs and are generally not offered to first year students.
Research internships are awarded each semester. Research interns (RIs) are paid an hourly rate for up to 10 hours per week for assisting a designated faculty member with his or her research.
Research and Creative Work Grants
Grants awarded in the fall semester based on the submission of research proposals. Grant recipients are required to present the results of their work the following fall semester at a graduate program symposium.
Awards are available to continuing students to cover travel expenses for field trips, to attend professional meetings and conferences, or to conduct research for coursework.
The GEM consortium is a nationally recognized organization providing a fellowship for under-represented students. We are proud to be one of only a few schools of architecture who participate in this exciting program. Please view additional information and requirements on their website at gemfellowship.org.
The Syracuse University Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP) subscribes to three databases that students can use to identify funding sources, typically to support research done in collaboration with faculty mentors: The Community of Science (COS), Illinois Researcher Information Services (IRIS) and Grant Advisor. These databases of funding information can be accessed through the OSP website. Students may contact the OSP office directly to schedule an orientation session for navigating the databases.