SUNY Oswego to expand degree options at Syracuse location

For 8 years graduate students have enjoyed the convenient option of taking night and weekend classes at the SUNY Oswego Metro Center in downtown Syracuse. The location has also served as a resource for professional development and training to local employers and the community.

Mental Health Counseling student, Dave Snow, has taken advantage of the downtown Syracuse location as he earns his master’s degree while working full-time.

“At the time I began grad school, I was living in Liverpool and working full-time in Syracuse,” said Snow. “I began attending classes at the Metro because it was much more convenient for me to travel there than commute to the Oswego main campus.”

With the recent approval of branch campus designation also comes the ability to offer complete degree programs at the location, an option previously prohibited by state mandates.

“Overall my experience at the Metro has been a positive one and I would recommend the campus to anyone looking to continue their education at SUNY Oswego.”
Dave Snow, Mental Health Counseling student

The Syracuse location currently offers complete master’s degrees in Business Administration, Mental Health Counseling and Childhood Education as well as advanced certificates in Educational Leadership, Gerontology, Health Information Technology and Integrated Health Systems. Plans for expansion include a complete master’s degree in Adolescent Education and post-baccalaureate certificate programs in Play Therapy as well as Integrated Media and Social Networks, all of which are currently only offered at the main campus.

Currently the location only supports graduate level educational opportunities but beginning in Fall 2016, advanced level undergraduate course offerings will be available in public justice and business administration.

With the designation of branch campus, the location will now also offer on-site advisement, library resources and increased student support services.

“The Metro Center continues to evolve by accommodating student concerns and obtaining feedback from to address them appropriately,” Snow added. “Overall my experience at the Metro has been a positive one and I would recommend the campus to anyone looking to continue their education at SUNY Oswego.”

To learn more about the Syracuse campus location, visit oswego.edu/syracuse.