SUNY at Oswego

The Division of Extended Learning in Marano Campus Center utilizes Blackboard to connect SUNY at Oswego students to four bachelor’s, three master’s, and three certificate options. In six- and 15-week formats, Oswego delivers 100+ online courses at a 17:1 student-faculty ratio for active engagement. Online benefits include the CTS Help Desk, Penfield Library databases, Laptop Purchase Program, College Store flex plans, free STAR-NY tutoring, Alumni Sharing Knowledge mentoring, Battle Buddy Center, and one-on-one advisement. In fact, Oswego received the 2016 SUNY Innovative Instruction Technology Grant to better online learning. Here are two sample online master’s programs offered.

SUNY at Oswego appears in our ranking of the Top 25 Most Affordable Accelerated Master’s in Business Administration Online.

Chaired by Dr. Richard Skolnik, SUNY at Oswego’s Master of Business Administration develops 21st-century knowledge of global market trends to spark promotion into upper-level executive titles with Bloomberg certification. The 36-credit, AACSB-accredited online degree immerses 198 graduates in 510-level courses like Investment Analysis, Supply Chain Management, Commercial Insurance, and Employment Law before the capstone project.

Since 2016, the Biomedical and Health Informatics M.S. has brought Oswego’s Labs to Jobs Consortium online for workings adults to study Big Data advancements revitalizing the safe storage of patient records. The 36-credit, CAHIIM-accredited major directed by Dr. Isabelle Bichindaritz splits into three tracks for Health Data Science, Intelligent Health Systems, and Health Informatics Professional with internships like Welch Allyn or Upstate Hospital.

About SUNY at Oswego

SUNY at Oswego originated in 1861 when education reformer Edward Austin Sheldon started the coed Oswego Primary Teachers’ Training School in Downtown. In 1913, it relocated to the Lake Ontario shoreline to start erecting today’s 693-acre, 76-building Upstate New York home. By the 1940s, the State Legislature renamed it the Oswego State Teachers College with a bachelors-level charter. In 1962, the 64-campus SUNY System welcomed Oswego as a full-fledged a public arts and sciences university. Thirty-five years later, SUNY at Oswego made history by starting the first MBA program. Generating $179.4 million yearly, Oswego now teaches 8,500 Lakers with 1,689 faculty on-site and completely online. Linked to 45,213 LinkedIn alumni, SUNY at Oswego has notable graduates like Al Roker, Alice McDermott, Ken Auletta, and John McLoughlin for networking.

The U.S. News & World Report ranked SUNY at Oswego the North’s 48th best college, eighth top value, and 28th most military-friendly school with the 33rd best online MBA nationally. On Niche, Oswego boasts America’s 224th best public education, 241st top criminal justice program, and 352nd hardest academics. Times Higher Education featured Oswego among its top 600 overall. Money magazine declared SUNY at Oswego the 447th best investment. PayScale calculated a mid-career median income of $87,000 for Oswego grads. College Factual picked Oswego 141st for communication, 256th for business, and 53rd for information science. WalletHub noticed SUNY at Oswego for the country’s 160th most selectivity, 264th best financing, and 310th top educational outcomes. The Social Mobility Index placed Oswego 132nd for the economically disadvantaged too.

SUNY at Oswego Accreditation Details

On May 17, 2017, SUNY at Oswego submitted its Periodic Review Report to the Middle States Commission on Higher Education for keeping Level IV accreditation current through 2022 under its 10th president, Dr. Deborah Flemma Stanley, a Post-Standard “Person of Achievement.” Headquartered 294 miles south via Interstate 476 in Philadelphia, this credible six-state Northeast accreditor is authorized by the U.S. Education Department to evaluate the standards compliance of Oswego’s 77 baccalaureates, 33 masters, and 10 certificate options from Syracuse to online. The School of Graduate Studies also has the following masters-level approvals:

  • Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business
  • National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
  • National Association of School Psychologists
  • Council on Technology and Engineering Teacher Education
  • Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management

SUNY at Oswego Application Requirements

Logging into SUNY at Oswego is considered “moderately difficult” by Peterson’s because 5,824 of the 10,715 fall 2017 applicants were triumphant for just 54 percent acceptance. Post-grad Lakers seeking online master’s spots must culminate 120+ credits of accredited baccalaureate curricula. Up to nine previous graduate credits graded “C” or better are transferred. The online Master of Business Administration lists prerequisites in Accounting, Survey of Economics, and Quantitative Analysis. The online Master of Business Administration in Health Services Administration requires transcripts verifying minimum 2.6 GPAs, though the median is 3.4. Presently, 47 percent of Oswego post-grads provide GMAT scores averaging 544. Online Biomedical and Health Informatics Master of Science entrants supply a mean GRE score of 154 verbal and 152 quantitative. International students providing the Certificate of Visa Eligibility must also reach a TOEFL iBT score of 83 or better.

SUNY at Oswego offers fall, spring, and summer start dates for rolling master’s admission year-round. Interested online Lakers create Portal accounts to submit the $65 Graduate Studies Application online at least four weeks before their desired registration. The School of Business recommends a departmental consultation for online Master of Business Administration candidates. Other supplemental items include the 2-3 recommendation letters, professional résumé, GRE/GMAT scores, English proficiency documentation, and 500-word purpose statement. Official bachelor’s transcripts can be sent electronically or physically to 7060 State Route 104 in Oswego, NY 13126. Please pose further questions to (315) 312-3152 or

Tuition and Financial Aid

For 2018-19, SUNY at Oswego is charging New York residents $462 per credit or $5,545 each term full-time online. Non-resident online master’s students pay $555 per credit or $6,655 per semester. That’s a significant savings from the traditional out-of-state price of $11,325. The Division of Extended Learning also cuts the $13,740 room and board price at dorms like Mackin Complex. Note that online Master of Business Administration students afford slightly more at $619 in New York and $743 out-of-state per credit though. Therefore, total costs for the Biomedical and Health Informatics Master of Science online are $16,632 to $19,980. Online Master of Business Administration cohorts spend $22,284 to $26,748 overall.

According to the NCES College Navigator, the Financial Aid Office in Culkin Hall disburses $38.23 million yearly for 77 percent of full-time Oswego Lakers to get swimmingly good offers averaging $6,961. Graduate funds include the Charles Turner Award, William S. Barnes Award, Gary Klatsky Memorial Scholarship, Stephen & Ann Coco Scholarship, GSEU Professional Development Award, Diversity Graduate Fellowship, and Festa Leadership Fellowship. The Gileen French Scholarship specifically gifts $1,025 to School of Business alumni pursuing the Master of Business Administration online. The School of Graduate Studies grants 120+ assistantships worth $369,000 in tuition remission annually. Oswego’s Veterans Educational Assistance Program matches $2 for every government dollar. FAFSA applications coded 002848 determine unmet need for Direct Unsubsidized and Graduate Plus loans. New York State offers graduate-level programs like the Senator Patricia K. McGee Nursing Faculty Scholarship, Veterans Tuition Award, and STEM Teaching Incentive Scholarship also.

Learn about more online offerings, such as the Health Services Administration MBA, Wellness Management B.S., Criminal Justice B.S., Behavioral Forensics Certificate, and Integrated Health Systems Certificate, on the SUNY at Oswego website.