Graduate Programs

Advance Professionally, Explore Intellectual Interests

The School for Graduate Studies at SUNY Empire State College provides the academic resources to advance professionally, gain expertise in a specific field, develop research skills and explore intellectual interests. Your online graduate study may be supplemented with residencies and regional meetings for a peer-to-peer learning environment.

For a complete list of graduate degrees and certificates, visit the School for Graduate Studies.

If you are interested in a masters of nursing degree, visit the School of Nursing.

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The School for Graduate Studies at SUNY Empire State College offers 12 graduate degreesranging from business leadership to public policy, and over 20 graduate level credit-bearing certificates. Our students enjoy flexible study through online learning. Some programs that is complimented by residencies or regional meetings at one of our locations.

To learn more about graduate study at SUNY Empire State College, attend an information session.


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The SUNY Empire State College Advantage

Since 1971, SUNY Empire State College has provided educational opportunities to working adults with busy schedules. Our dedicated faculty and staff use innovative, alternative and flexible approaches to higher education that transform people and their communities.

Ranked #1 in student satisfaction among SUNY students statewide, SUNY Empire offers the whole package with degree programs that will fit your life. Our rigorous programs connect your unique and diverse interests to your personal learning goals.


SUNY Empire offers a variety of flexible study options to meet the needs of busy adults. Study online, onsite, at residencies, in study groups, or through a blend of these methods. With 35 locations across New York State, a SUNY Empire State location is not far from you. 


Choose among a variety of degree programs - we offer programs for students with varying educational goals and at different stages in their academic careers.


With SUNY tuition, a generous transfer rate, and the option to earn credit for verifiable college-level learning through life and work experience, SUNY Empire State College is the affordable choice. For the most up-to-date information on undergraduate tuition and mandatory student fees, please visit the tuition and fees page.


SUNY Empire State College is a part of the highly respected State University of New York system. Founded in 1971, the college is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.