What will I learn?

Explore the many facets of communication that comprise advertising—copywriting, media planning, strategy, and research—while creating professional ad campaigns and presentations.

You’ll choose an emphasis that aligns with your interests to prepare for a career with an ad agency, or in corporate communications, government, or non-profit organizations.

Long recognized as one of the elite schools of mass communication, Newhouse embraces virtually every known form of information dissemination. Programs are rooted in the liberal arts while you learn how to manage and produce for the mass media and other areas of public communications.


Sample courses for advertising majors include:

Integrated Advertising Campaigns
The Big Idea in Advertising
Conceptual and Creative Thinking in Media Planning
Introduction to Graphic Design
Diversity and Media Issues
Portfolio I, II, and III

Which department am I in?

S I Newhouse School of Public Communications

Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
US$55,920.00 per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Application deadline

Expected January, November 2022

Start date

Expected January, August 2022


S I Newhouse School of Public Communications

Syracuse University,


New York,

13244-4407, United States

Entry requirements

For international students

If you are currently enrolled in, or have graduated from, an accredited secondary school, please apply as a first-year student.

English Proficiency: Preferred TOEFL – 102; Preferred IELTS – 7.0 (7.5 preferred); Preferred Cambridge – 185 (191 preferred); Duolingo (2020 and 2021 applicants) – 120

Minimum TOEFL Sub Scores - Writing: 21; Speaking, Reading, and Listening: 20; Minimum IELTS Bands; Reading, Listening, and Speaking: 6.5; Writing: 6.0; Minimum Cambridge Sub Score: 176.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


About Syracuse University

Syracuse University is a world-renowned institution with a reputation for excellence based in New York State.

  • Beautiful campus with on-site housing
  • One of the world’s top 300 universities
  • Strong reputation for research and innovation
  • Close-knit student body

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