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Syracuse University, Le Moyne College Announce New Academic Partnership
In a ceremony held today on the Syracuse University campus, leaders from Syracuse University and Le Moyne College announced a new academic partnership between Syracuse’s School of Information Studies (iSchool) and Le Moyne’s Madden School of Business.
The new partnership will enable students enrolled in master’s degree programs at both Le Moyne and Syracuse to take courses at their sister institution. Madden School students can study data science and information security management at Syracuse University, while iSchool students can benefit from Le Moyne’s expertise in health information systems and enterprise systems. The new academic opportunities are open to iSchool students in the Information Management and Library and Information Science masters’ programs and students in the Madden School’s Information Systems master’s program. Students will receive certificates in one of four concentrations.
“We are pleased to strengthen Le Moyne College’s relationship with Syracuse University, which has grown substantially over the past few years,” said Le Moyne President Linda LeMura. “This is a win-win situation for our students enrolled in this curriculum, enabling them to complete a masters in IS from Le Moyne while also taking courses at one of the most well-respected information studies schools in the country. And we look forward to welcoming iSchool masters students to our campus.”
“Syracuse University and Le Moyne College have a long history of building on our shared values and unique strengths for the benefit of our students,” said Syracuse University Chancellor Kent Syverud. “This collaboration continues that legacy in ways that will enhance the academic experience for students pursuing studies in one of the fastest growing fields in academia and industry today.”
In addition to Chancellor Syverud and President LeMura, others speaking at the event included Syracuse Vice Chancellor and Provost Michele Wheatly; Le Moyne Provost Joe Marina, S.J.; iSchool Dean Elizabeth Liddy; and Madden School of Business Dean Jim Joseph.
The agreement is the latest in a long line of academic partnerships between Syracuse University and Le Moyne. Past agreements include:
- early admission for Le Moyne students to the Syracuse College of Law; this 3+3 agreement allows Le Moyne undergraduates to complete both their undergraduate and juris doctor degrees in six years.
- a Fast Track program between the iSchool and Le Moyne that allows Le Moyne students to earn an accelerated master’s degree—in information management or library and information science—by beginning their graduate coursework their senior year.
- a 4+1 forensic sciences program between Syracuse’s College of Arts and Sciences and Le Moyne College, allowing Le Moyne students to begin their graduate coursework in forensic sciences while still completing their undergraduate degree.
- integrated study abroad programs that support travel abroad opportunities for both Syracuse and Le Moyne students.
- a partnership between Syracuse’s College of Engineering and Computer Science and Le Moyne College that enables Le Moyne to offer pre-engineering programs to their math and science domestic undergraduates.
About Le Moyne College
Located in Syracuse, N.Y., Le Moyne College is a private, four-year institution enrolling approximately 2,500 full-time undergraduate students in programs of liberal arts, science, business and pre-professional studies, and 800 full- and part-time students in graduate programs in nursing, education, business administration, information systems, physician assistant studies, occupational therapy and arts administration. Since its founding in 1946, the college has modeled and strengthened the nearly 500-year-old Jesuit educational tradition. It is one of 28 Jesuit colleges and universities in the United States.
About Syracuse University
Founded in 1870, Syracuse University is a private international research university dedicated to advancing knowledge and fostering student success through teaching excellence, rigorous scholarship and interdisciplinary research. Comprising 11 academic schools and colleges, the University has a long legacy of excellence in the liberal arts, sciences and professional disciplines that prepares students for the complex challenges and emerging opportunities of a rapidly changing world. Students enjoy the resources of a 270-acre main campus and extended campus venues in major national metropolitan hubs and across three continents. Syracuse’s student body is among the most diverse for an institution of its kind across multiple dimensions, and students typically represent all 50 states and more than 100 countries. Syracuse also has a long legacy of supporting veterans and is home to the nationally recognized Institute for Veterans and Military Families, the first university-based institute in the U.S. focused on addressing the unique needs of veterans and their families.