Veterans Day: Supporting the Military Through Online Education

“For more than 40 years, the Whitman School of Management at Syracuse University has been committed to providing education to our nation’s military during and after their service to our country.

As the functional demands of active-duty service members change and those transitioning out of the military seek educational opportunities to prepare them for the marketplace, we pride ourselves in providing the most comprehensive education specifically designed to facilitate growth.” 

Did you know that in 1946, Syracuse welcomed returning World War II veterans under the G.I. Bill of Rights? As a result, enrollment tripled overnight. The university’s historical commitment to veterans can be viewed on a timeline compiled by Syracuse University’s Institute for Veterans and Military Families.

Additionally, the Graduate Management Admissions Council (GMAC) recently published an article about the five ways schools can appeal to veterans and military students, reinforcing our gratitude and support of veterans and military personnel. The following five tips featured in the GMAC article are also delivered through MBA@Syracuse and Accounting@Syracuse with a high level of quality.

  1. Offer flexible formats. With our online master’s programs, students can take one or two courses per term and complete the program in as few as two years.
  2. Emphasize support services. Students work with professors and academic advisors to ensure their program of study is meeting their academic and professional goals.
  3. Focus on face time. Every week, students meet face-to-face with classmates and professors in live classes. Students also have the opportunity to network and socialize with their peers in live discussion sessions and networking events.
  4. Highlight military benefits. Military service members can take advantage of military benefits and resources offered at Syracuse University. Speak directly with an Admissions Counselor for more information.
  5. Know your audience. Classes, coursework, concentrations and events are designed to engage and educate diverse students including military and veteran students.

Our programs were built for veterans and military members who are searching for a flexible, online master’s program that provides students with the same benefits of an on-campus program without having to relocate.

Admissions Fee Waiver

Post-9/11 veterans of the Armed Forces may have their admissions fee waived upon verification by Veterans Resource Center Staff. Identify yourself as a Post-9/11 veteran while completing the online admissions application and contact the Veterans Resource Center for further instructions at 315-443-3261 or 315-443-9297. You will need to provide your Certificate of Eligibility or the combination of your DD-214 and a copy of your submitted VA 22-1990 application.