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School for Graduate Studies

Put your career goals within reach with a graduate degree or advanced certificate from Empire State University.

Empire State University offers 29 graduate degrees and 27 advanced certificates in business, policy, education, and liberal studies through the School for Graduate Studies and the School of Nursing and Allied Health. 

Graduate Degrees

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. **

Explore Our Degree Offerings

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.

Our Graduate Students Tell Us They’re Earning Their 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

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, and post-master's certificates give you an additional credential you can build into your degree program, often with few or no additional classes.

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. to 5 p.m. M-F



Interim Dean

Audeliz Matias, Ph.D.