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Graduate Research

Research is essential for your master's or doctoral studies. Graduate students actively contribute to the A&S research enterprise, offering valuable insights and technical expertise to labs and offices.

Each department in A&S has diverse research specializations. We encourage you to explore faculty profiles and reach out to express your interest and ask questions. Below are select examples of what current graduate students are involved in.

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Engaged Courses Initiative Fosters Social Impact Through Community Work

The inaugural cohort of Engaged Courses unites diverse fields, communities and perspectives within the College of Arts and Sciences and beyond.

Tolley Hall and Maxwell in the background

Humanities Center Showcases and Supports Graduate Student Research

Grants and fellowships support work in: archiving Black literature; sharing stories through photographs; linguistic injustice; and borders in contemporary Indigenous and Latinx literatures.

Massive cavern being carved out to house a DUNE detector.

Mining for Neutrino Answers

The excavation of massive caverns in South Dakota paves the way for an international team of researchers, including Syracuse physics faculty and students, to explore neutrinos’ role in the Universe.

Joseph Ditre

Curating Learning

Faculty, staff and students curated two educational exhibitions at the SU Art Museum along with a collection of digital exhibitions featuring works from the museum’s collections.

Joseph Ditre

New at Syracuse: The Center for Health Behavior Research and Innovation

New research and training opportunities for graduate students with the opening of the Center for Health Behavior Research and Innovation to promote health and well-being.

Linda Ivany (center) at the AWG award ceremony with former members of her lab including (from left) Marie Jimenez G’18, Lindsay Moon ’19, Emily Judd G’20 and Christy Visaggi G’04.

Bedrock of Success: Female Earth and Environmental Sciences Scholars Carry on a Legacy of Mentorship

EES Professor Linda Ivany ’88 and her former graduate student Christy Visaggi G’04 were recently recognized by the Association for Women Geoscientists for their excellence in research and teaching.

Sascha Scott (left) and Scott Manning Stevens (right) with student curator Eiza Capton (center, left) and artist Peter B. Jones (center, right) at the opening of Continuity, Innovation and Resistance.

Reflecting on the Past, Offering Hope for the Future

Native American students at Syracuse University help curate an exhibition of works by contemporary Haudenosaunee artist Peter B. Jones, illuminating Indigenous culture and history.

Graduate students Taylor Harvey, (left) and Kelly Lenore Krowne.

Grants from the Engaged Humanities Network (EHN) Support 11 Community-Oriented Projects

The EHN fosters collaborations among publicly-engaged faculty and students from across campus to conduct interdisciplinary research and community projects.

Graduate students Taylor Harvey, (left) and Kelly Lenore Krowne.

Through Hands-On Experiences, the Forensic Science Institute is Nurturing the Next Generation of Investigators

The Forensic and National Security Sciences Institute offers three unique courses that prepare students to become highly qualified science practitioners.

Graduate student Andrew Moura is lead author on sea urchin study

Sea Urchins Are Struggling to ‘Get a Grip’

The study’s lead author, graduate student Andrew Moura, traveled to the University of Washington along with a multi-university team of biologists to conduct experiments with live green sea urchins.

Graduate students performing checks on instrumented staves.

Nature's Elusive Secrets

Many graduate students have worked on the Upstream Tracker, a new tracking device installed at the renowned CERN laboratory on the Swiss-French border to research the fundamental forces and particles in the universe.

Fullbright winners

Seven Arts and Sciences Students and Alumni Receive Fulbright Awards

A&S graduate students received Fullbright Awards and will live and work abroad through teaching assistantships.

Picture of Masab Abu Toha

‘My Poetry is a Record of What Happened’

Mosab Abu Toha G'23 finds mentors and refines his craft in A&S' Creative Writing Program before returning home to Gaza to continue teaching English in an elementary school.

Joy Nyokabi Karinge interviews her grandmother, Lucy Wanjiku Karinge in Kenya.

Rewriting Kenyan History

Joy Nyokabi Karinge, an M.A. student in Pan African studies, published a paper exploring Britain's withholding of Kenya's 'Migrated Archives'. She discovered the British government had removed and destroyed documents confirming abuse and torture.

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Raising Awareness to End Caste Discrimination

Three graduate students from the Department of Women's and Gender Studies led Dalit History Month events, held to raise awareness about caste oppression and advocate for policy against caste discrimination on Syracuse University's campus.

Rendering of dna strand

‘Fishing’ for Biomarkers

A&S postdoctoral researcher Mohammad Ahmad, working with a team of researchers, has developed a broadly applicable nano-sensor capable of single-molecule precision.