School for Graduate Studies

Whether you’ve been out of college for a month, a year, or longer, there’s no better time to earn your master’s degree or professional degree than now.

  • Across all disciplines, Americans with a master’s degree earn 18.4% more than those with a bachelor’s degree only, and those with professional degrees earn 45.1% more. *
  • 33% of U.S. employers have raised their education requirements over the past five years, hiring workers with master’s degrees for positions that had been primarily held by those with four-year degrees. **

SUNY Empire’s real-world-ready graduate programs can be completed fully online (although some are enhanced with onsite residencies), which means you can work and live your life while you earn your graduate degree.

Add an advanced certificate to your graduate degree to enhance your program and focus your studies on a specific area of interest. These fully online, post-bachelor’s certificates give you an additional credential you can build into your degree program, often with few or no additional classes. Put your career goals within reach with a graduate degree from SUNY Empire State College.

Put your career goals within reach with a graduate degree from SUNY Empire State College.

Our Graduate Students Tell Us They’re Earning Their Master’s Degree to:

  1. Differentiate themselves in a competitive job market
  2. Advance their career / take on leadership roles at work
  3. Gain specialized knowledge in their career field
  4. Increase their earning potential
  5. Explore a passion or an interest / satisfy a desire for lifelong learning

* National Bureau of Labor Statistics
** Career Builder Survey

Graduate Degrees

  • MBA in Healthcare Leadership (online with executive retreats)
  • MBA in Business Management (online)
    • Global Finance & Investment
    • Healthcare Management
    • Human Resource Management
    • Information Technology Management
    • Innovation Management & Entrepreneurship
    • International Business
    • Management
    • Marketing
    • Nonprofit Management
    • Project Management
  • MS in Finance (online)
    • Corporate Finance
    • International Finance
    • General Finance
  • Ed.D. in Educational Leadership and Change
  • M.A. in Adult Learning (online)
    • Higher Education
    • General
  • M.A. in Learning and Emerging Technologies (online)
    • Emerging Media and Technology for the Arts
    • Individualized track
    • Innovation and Management of Emerging Technologies
    • Instructional Design
    • STEM Education and Emerging Technologies
    • Teaching and Learning with Emerging Technologies
  • M.A.T. in Adolescent or Middle Childhood Education (online with in-person requirements)
    • Transitional B certification pathway
    • Clinically rich residency pathway
  • M.A.T. in Childhood (1-6) Special Education (online with in-person requirements)
    • Transitional B certification pathway only
  • M.A.T. in Adolescent (7-12) Special Education (online with in-person requirements)
    • Transitional B certification pathway
    • Clinically rich residency pathway
  • M.A.T. in Agricultural Education (online with in-person requirements) 
    • Transitional B certification pathway
    • Clinically rich residency pathway
  • M.Ed. in Adolescent (7-12) Special Education (additional certification)  - online
  • M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction (online)
  • M.S. in Applied Behavior Analysis (online) New for Spring 2022!
  • M.A. in Community and Economic Development (online)
  • M.A. in Liberal Studies (online with residencies)
  • M.A. in Public History (online) 
  • M.A. in Social and Public Policy (online)
    • Public Administration
    • General
  • M.A. in Work and Labor Policy (online)
    • Workforce Development
    • Work and Labor Policy
    • Work and Public Policy
    • General
  • M.S. in Applied Analytics (online) 
  • M.S. in Information Technology (online)
    • Cyber Security
    • Web Technology
  • American Studies (12 credits)
  • Child and Family Advocacy (12 credits)
  • Community Advocacy (12 credits)
  • Corporate Board Leadership (9 credits)
  • Cybersecurity (12 credits) NEW for Spring '22
  • Emerging Media and Technology for the Arts (12 credits)
  • Financial Management and Analysis (12 credits)
  • Global Brand Marketing (12 credits)
  • Global Finance and Investment (15 credits)
  • Healthcare Management (12 credits)
  • Heritage Preservation (12 credits)
  • Human Resource Management (12 credits)
  • Information Technology Management (12 credits)
  • Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship (12 credits)
  • Marketing Analytics and Brand Management (12 credits)
  • Nonprofit Management (12 credits)
  • Optometry Business Management (18 credits)
  • Project Management (12 credits)
  • Public Administration (15 credits)
  • Public History (15 credits)
  • Social Entrepreneurship (12 credits)
  • STEM Education and Emerging Technologies (12 credits)
  • Teaching and Learning with Emerging Technologies (15 credits)
  • Women's and Gender Studies (12 credits)
  • Workforce Development (12 credits)

Administrative Office

School for Graduate Studies

113 West Ave.
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866-6069

Phone: 518-587-2100, ext. 2429
Fax: 518-587-9760

Hours: 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. M-F

Email

Inquiries: grad@esc.edu
Students: grad.services@esc.edu

Interim Dean

Anastasia Pratt, Ph.D.
Graduate_Dean's.Office@esc.edu

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