Military Resources

Dedicated Military Support From Syracuse University

If you’re an active-duty military member, veteran or military family member interested in online graduate programs, take advantage of the degree offerings and support offered through Syracuse University.

Supporting our military students dates back to 1947, when we began providing benefits through the original GI Bill. Today, we provide a number of dedicated services for military applicants. Our Office of Veteran and Military Affairs, for example, was established in 2014 to oversee all programs related to military and veteran benefits and is constantly evolving to better serve students and applicants with military backgrounds.

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Ranked the No. 1 Private Institution for Veterans by Military Times1

In addition, our National Veterans Resource Center, a first-of-its-kind facility in the United States, is slated to open in 2020. The facility will serve as the center of veteran life on the campus of Syracuse University and will benefit veterans and their families in communities across the United States.

“The steady uptick of veteran and military-connected enrollment and participation on campus and via Syracuse University’s online offerings is a result of the focused effort and commitment of those across campus working to make Syracuse ‘the best place for veterans,’ their families and other service-connected students.”

Col. Ron Novack

Executive Director of the Office of Veteran and Military Affairs

Military Benefits for Students

The U.S. government offers a variety of education benefits and programs for members of the military. To find out which government program is right for you, explore the GI Bill Comparison Tool.

Syracuse University cannot provide veteran-specific student information, so explore the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs website for any questions about your own eligibility and the GI Bill.

Military applicants are encouraged to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. You may also receive an application fee waiver upon verification by the Office of Veteran Success staff.


Post-9/11 GI Bill

The Post-9/11 GI Bill provides education benefits for military members who have served at least 90 days on active duty on or after Sept. 11, 2001. It provides tuition and fee coverage, a monthly housing allowance and a yearly $1,000 stipend for books. To learn more about the Post-9/11 GI Bill and your eligibility, visit the Veterans Affairs website, or view our Post-9/11 GI Bill Guide to guide you through this process.


Montgomery GI Bill

Through monthly benefit payments, the Montgomery GI Bill helps active-duty service members, selected reserve members and veterans with at least two years of service pay for education and training costs. Eligible service members may receive up to 36 months—four years of traditional academic education—of tuition and job training benefits. To learn more about the Montgomery GI Bill and your eligibility, visit the VA website.

Applying for Benefits

Students must apply for benefits through the VA. We recommend students apply online through the Education Benefits Application Process page on the website.

The VA processes all applications and will send a letter with its decision (the average timeframe to process is 30 days). If approved, the student will receive a Certificate of Eligibility letter from the VA. Once the letter is received, the student must submit a copy of it to Syracuse University Office of Veteran Success by emailing it to veterans@syr.edu, faxing it to 315-443-6689 or mailing it to:

Office of Veteran Success
101 Waverly Avenue
Room 102
Syracuse, NY 13244

Upon enrollment, students also need to complete the Syracuse University Request for Benefit Certification (RFC), which is available in Syracuse University’s self-service portal, MySlice. The RFC must be submitted for each session you wish to use your veteran’s benefits.

Explore Our Military Support Across Each School

The Whitman School's Online Business Programs for Veterans

With 29 percent military-affiliated students, our top-ranked business school for veterans offers five online business master’s programs.2 Military students in each program are eligible for benefits through the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

Military Skills and Graduate Programs
Graduate Program Career Opportunites Related Military Skills
Online MBA Pursue leadership roles in many growing industries. Communication, leadership, teamwork, logistics and financial management
Online Master of Science in Professional Accounting Help companies improve their bottom line. Data analysis and financial management
Online Master of Science in Business Analytics Guide organizations in making data-driven decisions. Data collection and pattern identification
Online Master of Science in Entrepreneurship Develop a business model for an innovative product or service. Strategic planning and adaptability
Online Master of Science in Supply Chain Management Create efficient and resilient supply chains for organizations. Supply chain management and resource allocation expertise.

The Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs

With almost 30 percent of students in the ExecutiveMPA@Syracuse program having a military background, Syracuse University understands the opportunity veterans have to apply leadership skills in the workforce. Read about the experience of one of our veterans in the program.

Explore our online Executive MPA program.

The School of Information Studies (iSchool)

Ranked No. 11 in Best Online Graduate Information Technology Programs for Veterans, the iSchool is committed to supporting military students.3 That commitment is evident in our M.S. in Information Management program, where 35 percent of students come from a military background, as well as our M.S. in Applied Data Science program, which consists of 16 percent military students.4

Explore our iSchool online graduate programs.

The College of Engineering and Computer Science

With 19% of students having a military background across all online programs, the College of Engineering and Computer Science empowers veterans to build upon their tech and analytics expertise. In addition, our online cybersecurity program is ranked the No. 1 cybersecurity program for veteran and military-connected students according to the Military Times.5

Explore our College of Engineering and Computer Science online graduate programs.

The S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications

The Newhouse School is proud to support military students while they serve or in their post-military careers. To see how our students combine their passion for media with their military experience, read about veteran and Newhouse graduate Peggy Trujillo.

Explore our online M.S. in Communications program.

The School of Social Work at Falk College

The School of Social Work is committed to preparing social workers capable of providing care for service members, veterans and their families. Online Master of Social Work students have the unique opportunity to complete dedicated military-focused coursework or fieldwork.

Explore our online Master of Social Work programs.

Learn More Today

Speak with an admissions counselor about military benefits for any of our online graduate programs today.

1Military Times, Best for Vets List. (Retrieved July 2020) Return to footnote reference
2This information is tracked using an enrollment report. This is a report that is manually updated each term by adding in each new cohort group and updating graduates and withdrawals. This data represents all-time student enrollment as of June 2020 in Syracuse University Martin J. Whitman School of Management online business programs. Return to footnote reference
4The self-reported information above reflects enrolled students as of June 2020. Return to footnote reference