Binghamton University

Introduction

The best public university in the northeast.

A world-class institution, Binghamton University offers students a broad, interdisciplinary education with an international perspective and one of the most vibrant research programs in the nation.

Ranked among the elite public universities in the country, Binghamton challenges students academically, not financially, in its unique, best-of-both-worlds environment.

Our academic culture rivals a first-rate private university — rigorous, collaborative and boldly innovative — while our campus culture exemplifies the best kind of public university experience: richly diverse students, active social life and deep engagement with the community.

Our students, both undergraduate and graduate, work one-on-one with an exceptional faculty and groundbreaking scholars. They take advantage of special academic opportunities like combined degrees, foreign language study groups and an unparalleled international education program.

Binghamton at a Glance

People around the world are learning what New Yorkers have known for decades: Binghamton University is one of America's premier public universities. We attract outstanding students and award-winning faculty who are partners in active discovery — we don't collect knowledge, we create it.

Learn more about what makes the Binghamton University experience so exceptional.

Rigorous Academics

  • The Fiske Guide to Colleges (2013) recognizes Binghamton as one of the "premier public universities in the northeast" and ranks it a "best buy."
  • The University consists of seven schools: Harpur College of Arts and Sciences, the College of Community and Public Affairs, the Decker School of Nursing, the Graduate School of Education, the School of Management and the Thomas J. Watson School of Engineering and Applied Science and the School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences.
  • Binghamton's School of Management is ranked 25th in the nation among public institutions by Bloomberg BusinessWeek.
  • Our faculty includes numerous Fulbright, Ford and Guggenheim scholars.
  • Two teams of Watson School computer science students took first-place honors in the National Federal Aviation Administration Design Competition for Universities -- one for its plan that uses geothermal heat to remove snow and ice from runways and the other for offering ways to recycle de-icing fluids.

Gorgeous Campus and Community

  • The campus is spread across 930 acres on a wooded hillside above the Susquehanna River in the Binghamton suburb of Vestal.
  • The University consistently receives top recognition in The Princeton Review's annual "green rating" of colleges.
  • The on-campus Nature Preserve boasts 190 acres of protected forest and wetlands with hiking/biking/running trails and a six-acre pond.
  • Downtown Binghamton offers a world-class opera company, a symphony orchestra, movie theaters, clubs, incredible restaurants, bars and professional hockey and baseball teams.

Innovative Living-Learning Facilities

  • Modeled after Oxford University, our students live in six modern residential communities, each with its own distinct personality and neighborhood feel.
  • The sprawling, four-building science complex -- soon to be five as construction progresses on a new science building -- features a multiclimate greenhouse—one of the largest teaching and research facilities of its kind—divided into tropical, temperate, alpine and desert zones.
  • The Innovative Technologies Complex (ITC) is home to the Bioengineering Building, which features state-of-the-art, modular laboratories and clinical research space and a start-up suite for new companies. The complex also encompasses the Engineering and Science Building, which is home to the Watson School dean's office, as well as the departments of mechanical engineering and electrical/computer engineering, state-of-the-art laboratory space, suites for business start-ups and offices.
  • The spacious Anderson Center for the Performing Arts showcases a "transforming," 1,200-seat theater with a retractable rear wall for lawn seating and is celebrating its 25th anniversary season.
  • The University Art Museum's permanent collection includes over 3,000 modern and ancient pieces, including a nationally recognized Asian Art Gallery.
  • Progressive Architecture featured our two stunning academic buildings, home to the schools of management, nursing and education, and the Office of Undergraduate Admissions.

Active, Athletic Community

  • The Binghamton Bearcats field 21 NCAA Division I varsity teams.
  • Students choose from dozens of competitive and just-for-fun club and intramural sports teams, from soccer to coed dodgeball.
  • FitSpace is our state-of-the-art fitness center with in-house personal trainers and 45 group classes each week.
  • Our awesome Outdoor Pursuits program organizes day and weekend kayaking, climbing, hiking and camping trips to the region's many state parks.

Successful Graduates

  • Our four-year graduation rate is among the highest in the nation among our peer public research universities.
  • 20% of undergrads go on to receive a graduate degree from Binghamton.
  • Binghamton has more than 30 doctoral programs in arts and sciences and its professional schools, and awards more than 100 doctorates every year.
  • 86% of Binghamton grads who apply to law school are accepted, compared with 76% nationally.
  • Our grads get into medical school at rates that are 13% above the national average.
  • There are more than 120,000 Binghamton alumni spread across all 50 states and around the world.
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Master's program in Sustainable Communities

Campus Full time Part time 2 years September 2017 USA Binghamton + 1 more

Binghamton University offers an innovative master’s program in Sustainable Communities. This program reflects vital community needs for collaborative policies, processes and relationships. [+]

Master's program in Sustainable Communities Binghamton University offers an innovative master’s program in Sustainable Communities. This program reflects vital community needs for collaborative policies, processes and relationships. The lively curriculum spans several disciplines, including geography, public administration and environmental studies. Students can pursue a natural science/ecological perspective or a social/policy-based track. All students receive both theoretical and practical training focused on improving quality of life by integrating economic, social, and ecological issues and strategies. Degrees Offered MS in Sustainable Communities MA in Sustainable Communities The role of sustainability professionals has grown Through a custom education and job training, you will be prepared to become a leader in shaping sustainable communities to protect people and the planet. A cutting-edge professional degree to create a sustainable future Graduates will be equipped with the knowledge and skills to advance environmental policy, economic development and social equity across public, private and non-profit sectors. The competitive edge to launch your career Our unique, interdisciplinary program will not only set you up for a job in sustainability, it will set you up for an impactful career you're passionate about. What degrees are available? The 38-credit program culminates with either a thesis (Master of Science in Sustainable Communities) or capstone project (Master of Arts in Sustainable Communities). Professional Development Binghamton University prides itself on producing research that has practical impacts on the local community. Faculty and students in this program are encouraged to work in tangent on research projects that integrate theories and methods to address real-world problems. Students are also encouraged to collaborate with faculty across the University to support the development of interdisciplinary and methodologically rigorous research on multifaceted issues. The city of Binghamton’s location in upstate New York provides a unique research perspective for students interested in studying both urban and rural communities. Students can also take advantage of the University’s close ties with community leaders and local businesses to supplement their field studies and gain experience working with diverse groups of citizens. After You Graduate According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor, sustainability professionals may follow a variety of career paths, but they all "promote environmental protection, social responsibility and profitability.” Our first-of-its-kind Sustainable Communities program integrates the sciences, social sciences and the humanities to expand your job opportunities. Sustainability jobs continue to grow in every market sector. Bureau Statistics indicate that the employment outlook for sustainability and environmental specialists is projected to grow 11 percent by 2024, faster than the average for all occupations. A master’s degree in Sustainable Communities will allow you to pursue a career in many existing and emerging fields, including: corporate citizenship, climate change research, green architecture, government sustainability, conservation organizations, green transportation, urban planning and non-profit management. Admissions Requirements Please note that the program accepts applications for both fall and spring enrollment. Applicants who are accepted for the spring enroll part-time in the spring and can then enroll full-time in the fall. To be eligible for graduate study, you must: Provide a complete set of your undergraduate (and, if applicable, graduate) transcripts showing one of the following: You have earned a bachelor's degree (or its equivalent) from a nationally or regionally accredited college or university You are within one academic year of earning a bachelor’s degree (or its equivalent) from a nationally or regionally accredited college or university You are eligible to apply as part of a memorandum of understanding between your current institution and Binghamton University Have earned, at minimum, one of the following: A 3.0 GPA over your entire undergraduate career A 3.0 GPA during your last 60 semester credits or 90 quarter credits of your undergraduate degree, with most courses graded regularly (not as "pass/fail") A 3.0 GPA in a graduate degree, with most courses graded regularly (not as "pass/fail") In consideration of the different grading scales used around the world, each academic department evaluates international transcripts to determine on a case-by-case basis whether they demonstrate one of the above requirements. To apply, you must submit the following materials. For general guidelines for these materials, see the Admission Requirements website. Online graduate degree application with graduate degree application fee Transcripts from each college or university that you have attended Personal statement of 2 to 3 pages describing your reasons for pursuing graduate study, your career aspirations, your special interests within your field, and any unusual features of your background that might need explanation or be of interest to the graduate admissions committee Résumé or curriculum vitae Two letters of recommendation Professional writing sample or essay of 500-800 words on a relevant topic GRE scores are not required but are welcomed International students must also submit the following materials. For more information about these materials, see the International Students section of the Admission Requirements website. International Student Financial Statement (ISFS) form Supporting financial documentation (such as bank statements, scholarship or sponsor letters, etc.) Proof of English proficiency (such as official TOEFL/IELTS/PTE Academic scores) This information is subject to change. While we make every effort to update these program pages, we recommend you contact the department with questions about program-specific requirements. Deadlines Fall: Rolling (January 15 Recommended) Spring: Part-Time Start Only: Rolling (November 15 Recommended) [-]

MM in Music

Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 USA Binghamton

Binghamton University’s nationally accredited Department of Music offers the Master of Music (MM) and the Master of Music in Opera degree programs. The former is best suited for music professionals and educators with various concentrations. [+]

MM in Music Binghamton University’s nationally accredited Department of Music offers the Master of Music (MM) and the Master of Music in Opera degree programs. The former is best suited for music professionals and educators with various concentrations. The latter trains young artists for a career in opera. The Tri-Cities Opera provides the opera students with a professional resident artist program, allowing for immense growth in personal, professional and creative endeavors through performing with TCO. Prospective students are encouraged to apply early for a limited number of assistantships, scholarships and awards. Our Master of Music program consists of five concentrations: Composition Conducting History and Literature Instrumental Performance Vocal Performance There is also a separate Opera track for those who seek special focus on the theatrical opportunities of music. Whichever path you pursue, we have over thirty experienced faculty to illuminate the subject and open you up to new experiences. We have a symphony orchestra, wind ensemble, and jazz ensemble, as well as three choral groups and an African Dance/drumming ensemble. The graduate music program is small; students receive personal attention from faculty and quality performance opportunities. Our graduates have gone on to perform in major opera houses around the world. Degrees Offered MM in Music After You Graduate Alumni of Binghamton have gone onto various careers as musical educators at a university level, secondary level, or in freelance coaching. Others perform in a number of venues and contexts, or have proceeded to further graduate study. Besides TCO, our instrumental and choral groups have had the chance to accompany professional groups in the area in collaborative performances. Meanwhile composition students at Binghamton have competed at (and won) national competitions. The university’s Career Development Center is a further resource that can help students prepare for interviews, put together resumes, and find networking opportunities. Admissions Requirements To be eligible for graduate study, you must: Provide a complete set of your undergraduate (and, if applicable, graduate) transcripts showing one of the following: You have earned a bachelor's degree (or its equivalent) from a nationally or regionally accredited college or university You are within one academic year of earning a bachelor’s degree (or its equivalent) from a nationally or regionally accredited college or university You are eligible to apply as part of a memorandum of understanding between your current institution and Binghamton University Have earned, at minimum, one of the following: A 3.0 GPA over your entire undergraduate career A 3.0 GPA during your last 60 semester credits or 90 quarter credits of your undergraduate degree, with most courses graded regularly (not as "pass/fail") A 3.0 GPA in a graduate degree, with most courses graded regularly (not as "pass/fail") In consideration of the different grading scales used around the world, each academic department evaluates international transcripts to determine on a case-by-case basis whether they demonstrate one of the above requirements. All applicants should contact the director of graduate studies directly prior to submitting application materials for specific information pertaining to specialization-specific requirements, screening recordings, auditions and other aspects of the application process. See the department website for details. To apply, you must submit the following materials. For general guidelines for these materials, see the Admission Requirements website. Online graduate degree application with graduate degree application fee Transcripts from each college or university that you have attended An undergraduate degree in music is desirable for admission. Candidates with majors in other fields may be considered on a case-by-case basis if there is evidence of significant undergraduate music coursework in performance, music theory and music history. Personal statement of 2 to 3 pages describing your reasons for pursuing graduate study, your career aspirations, your special interests within your field, and any unusual features of your background that might need explanation or be of interest to the graduate admissions committee Résumé or curriculum vitae detailing both educational and professional experience Two letters of recommendation Official GRE scores for music history and literature applicants Depending on your desired track or emphasis, you must also additional application materials, such as recordings or work samples. See the department website for details. International students must also submit the following materials. For more information about these materials, see the International Students section of the Admission Requirements website. International Student Financial Statement (ISFS) form Supporting financial documentation (such as bank statements, scholarship or sponsor letters, etc.) Proof of English proficiency (such as official TOEFL/IELTS/PTE Academic scores) This information is subject to change. While we make every effort to update these program pages, we recommend that you contact the department with questions about program-specific requirements. Deadlines Fall: February 15 (Funding) / April 1 Spring: October 1 [-]

MPA in Public Administration

Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 USA Binghamton

Binghamton University's Master's of Public Administration (MPA) program works in collaboration with community-based organizations to prepare students to be tomorrow's leaders, innovators, and public and non-profit service managers. [+]

MPA in Public Administration Accredited by the Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs, and Administration (NASPAA), Binghamton University's Master's of Public Administration (MPA) program works in collaboration with community-based organizations to prepare students to be tomorrow's leaders, innovators, and public and non-profit service managers. Graduates are equipped with practical, real-world experiences and the theoretical framework needed to tackle today's toughest societal issues. An MPA is a marketable professional degree that prepares students for management careers in public and nonprofit organizations. It is ideal for students who are committed to public service, would like to be leaders in public and nonprofit organizations, and want to make a positive difference in the world. As organizations reshape, restructure, and respond to shifts in economic, demographic, and social realities, public servants must be trained as problem solvers. Opportunities abound for those able to think critically, creatively, and ethically. With a variety of roles to fill in every city and state, MPA students are attractive hires for positions that allow them to make positive change. Graduates can also compete for business and other private-sector openings that require management and financial analysis experience. Degrees Offered MPA in Public Administration People helping people. Working together. Operating in partnership. Collaborating. This is what's at the heart of Binghamton University's Master of Public Administration (MPA) program. An MPA is a marketable professional degree that prepares students for management careers in public and nonprofit organizations. It is ideal for students who are committed to public service, would like to be leaders in public and nonprofit organizations, and want to make a positive difference in the world. The MPA program at Binghamton University's College of Community and Public Affairs collaborates with community-based organizations to prepare today's students to be tomorrow's leaders, innovators, and public service managers. MPA graduates are equipped with practical, real-world experiences, and the theoretical framework needed to tackle today's toughest societal issues. Our faculty, staff, graduates, students and interns make important contributions to the communities in which they live and work, and to the broader public service profession. You can, too. And it starts here at Binghamton University. The centerpiece of our academic programs is our NASPAA-accredited MPA program. The flexibility of our MPA curriculum enables students to pursue a variety of interests and tailor their programs of study to fit their needs. Our program also provides a tremendous value for the money. Binghamton University is ranked among the elite public universities in the nation for challenging students academically, not financially. TopManagmentDegrees.com ranked the Binghamton University MPA #13 overall. Professional Development This program affords students the chance to get involved in community and public affairs as soon as they begin the program. The faculty serve in a range of community organizations in advisory and management roles and lend their connections to students as they develop their own individualized courses of study. Students are afforded more than 300 hours of professional experiences through internships with public or non-profit organizations in the greater Binghamton area, across the country, and around the world. The Department of Public Administration hosts several study abroad experiences and the Philanthropy Incubator, a unique program that gives students the chance to work through community issues and distribute grant money to local non-profit organizations. These opportunities -- as well as certificates in local government management and non-profit administration and a specialization in sustainable communities -- allow students to personalize the MPA program to fit their academic and professional interests. After You Graduate Internships provide networking opportunities and often precipitate long-term employment. Alumni of the MPA program have gone onto various civic activities, working at the community, city, county, state, and national levels, with 40% pursuing careers in government, 30% in non-profit organizations, and 10% in the private sector. Another 10% of alumni work outside the U.S. Those completing dual-degree programs are qualified to pursue many careers in social work, at educational institutions, and in nursing. Read more about the paths of MPA graduates on the Department of Public Administration website. Admissions Requirements To be eligible for graduate study, you must: Provide a complete set of your undergraduate (and, if applicable, graduate) transcripts showing one of the following: You have earned a bachelor's degree (or its equivalent) from a nationally or regionally accredited college or university You are within one academic year of earning a bachelor’s degree (or its equivalent) from a nationally or regionally accredited college or university You are eligible to apply as part of a memorandum of understanding between your current institution and Binghamton University Have earned, at minimum, one of the following: A 3.0 GPA over your entire undergraduate career A 3.0 GPA during your last 60 semester credits or 90 quarter credits of your undergraduate degree, with most courses graded regularly (not as "pass/fail) A 3.0 GPA in a graduate degree, with most courses graded regularly (not as "pass/fail") In consideration of the different grading scales used around the world, each academic department evaluates international transcripts to determine on a case-by-case basis whether they demonstrate one of the above requirements. To apply, you must submit the following materials. For general guidelines for these materials, see the Admission Requirements website. Online graduate degree application with graduate degree application fee Transcripts from each college or university that you have attended Personal statement The personal statement should be no more than 500 words or 2 double-spaced pages and should answer the question,"Why do you want an MPA?" You may wish to describe your reasons for pursuing graduate studies in public administration, your career aspirations, your special interests within your field, and any unusual features of your background that might need explanation or be of interest to your program's admissions committee. When evaluating the personal statement, the graduate admissions committee assesses commitment to public and/or nonprofit administration as well as ability to communicate in writing. Résumé or curriculum vitae Two letters of recommendation The letters should be from individuals who know you in a professional capacity, such as professors, work supervisors, and professionals from organizations where you have serviced as a volunteer or in another capacity. When evaluating the letters of recommendation, the graduate admissions committee looks for evidence of academic achievement, community involvement, and personal characteristics that suggests the capacity to foster an institutional culture that advances democratic administration and governance. GRE scores are not required International students must also submit the following materials. For more information about these materials, see the International Students section of the Admissions Requirements website. International Student Financial Statement (ISFS) form Supporting financial documentation (such as bank statements, scholarship or sponsor letters, etc.) Proof of English proficiency (such as official TOEFL/IELTS/PTE Academic scores) This information is subject to change. While we make every effort to update these program pages, we recommend you contact the department with questions about program-specific requirements. Guaranteed Admission for Eligible SUNY Graduates: The Department of Public Administration offers guaranteed admission for students who hold a bachelor's degree with a GPA of 3.5 or higher from six of the most competitive SUNY schools: Binghamton University, University at Albany, University at Buffalo, SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry, SUNY Geneseo, and Stony Brook University. Students who wish to apply to the MPA program through the guaranteed admissions process must e-mail dpa@binghamton.edu. Class Profile Total Enrollment: 81 International / Non-Citizen Enrollment: 6% Deadlines Fall: Rolling (January 15 Funding) Spring: Rolling (October 15 Funding) [-]

MSc

MS in Biomedical Anthropology

Campus 2 years September 2017 USA Binghamton

Biomedical anthropology is an emerging subdisciplinary area within biological anthropology, at the intersection between biomedicine and the behavioral and social sciences that shape health status. [+]

MS in Biomedical Anthropology The Department of Anthropology offers graduate study leading to a Master of Science (MS) degree in biomedical anthropology. This is a course-based professional degree in an emerging sub-disciplinary area within biological anthropology. The program emphasizes an evolutionary and cultural approach to understanding disease and public health. A diverse range of courses trains students to recognize historical patterns and current events and allows students to study across disciplines. Prospective students should explore faculty research areas to see if interests align. A professional science master’s certificate in biomedical anthropology is also available for graduate students who are interested in developing practical training and skills that will help foster success in the workplace. The curriculum consists an additional 13 credits in professional skills courses that move beyond the training of a traditional master’s degree. Degrees Offered MS in Anthropology, Biomedical From depth, through breadth, to perspective Biomedical anthropology is an emerging subdisciplinary area within biological anthropology, at the intersection between biomedicine and the behavioral and social sciences that shape health status. Biomedical anthropology does more than give lip service to integrating cross-disciplinary approaches; rather, part of its foundation is the unification of knowledge and methods from seemingly diverse disciplines towards a holistic understanding of human health. Biomedical Anthropology at Binghamton University represents an educational philosophy that has been recommended as part of an innovative graduate training initiative (1995 Reshaping the Graduate Education of Scientists and Engineers, National Academy Press) implemented by the National Science Foundation (NSF Announcement 98:96). Biomedical anthropology emphasizes biomedical, biobehavioral, epidemiological, and evolutionary approaches to understanding the transmission and dissemination of disease, the cellular and molecular mechanisms of pathogenesis, and the dynamic interaction of biological and sociocultural factors that shape health outcomes. The Master of Science Degree in Biomedical Anthropology is awarded to students who demonstrate a command of the subject matter and applied professional competency in biomedical anthropology. This degree will allow students to move into a variety of health-related professions that require interdisciplinary breadth and depth. Graduates of this program are currently employed as laboratory and clinical research scientists, community health outreach coordinators, state and county public health professionals, museum technicians, and practicing archaeologists. Many graduates of the MS program have gone on to obtain additional degrees (MD, PhD). Professional Development While our program does not require a final thesis project, the curriculum is more intensive than the MA program in anthropology. Students are encouraged to take advantage of diverse course offerings and pursue specializations in fields such as epidemiology, international health, forensics, primatology, human genetics and paleoanthropology. This 2-year program includes an internship of at least 320 hours and an oral examination at the completion of study. Faculty and department staff are eager to help students find placement at internship sites that correspond with their specific research interests; past students have accompanied PhD candidates as research assistants to conduct field research in areas such as Vanuatu in the South Pacific Ocean. Other internship sites have included county health departments, the National Museum of Natural History, the Smithsonian Institution and the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. After You Graduate While one-third of alumni have continued on to doctoral studies, most graduates pursued a variety of different professions within the health field, particularly positions that require interdisciplinary training and depth of knowledge. Graduates find jobs with hospitals, nationally acclaimed research centers, nonprofit disaster relief organizations and government agencies such as state departments of health and the Center for Disease Control and Prevention. See where our graduates are. Admissions Requirements To be eligible for graduate study, you must: Provide a complete set of your undergraduate (and, if applicable, graduate) transcripts showing one of the following: You have earned a bachelor's degree (or its equivalent) from a nationally or regionally accredited college or university You are within one academic year of earning a bachelor’s degree (or its equivalent) from a nationally or regionally accredited college or university You are eligible to apply as part of a memorandum of understanding between your current institution and Binghamton University Have earned, at minimum, one of the following: A 3.0 GPA over your entire undergraduate career A 3.0 GPA during your last 60 semester credits or 90 quarter credits of your undergraduate degree, with most courses graded regularly (not as "pass/fail") A 3.0 GPA in a graduate degree, with most courses graded regularly (not as "pass/fail") In consideration of the different grading scales used around the world, each academic department evaluates international transcripts to determine on a case-by-case basis whether they demonstrate one of the above requirements. An undergraduate degree in anthropology, biology, nursing, pre-medicine, public and international health, psychology or another science or social science is desirable for admission. To apply, you must submit the following materials. For general guidelines for these materials, see the Admission Requirements website. Online graduate degree application with graduate degree application fee Transcripts from each college or university that you have attended Personal statement of 2 to 3 pages describing your reasons for pursuing graduate study, your career aspirations, your special interests within your field, and any unusual features of your background that might need explanation or be of interest to the graduate admissions committee Résumé or curriculum vitae Three letters of recommendation Official GRE scores International students must also submit the following materials. For more information about these materials, see the International Students section of the Admission Requirements website. International Student Financial Statement (ISFS) form Supporting financial documentation (such as bank statements, scholarship or sponsor letters, etc.) Proof of English proficiency (such as official TOEFL/IELTS/PTE Academic scores) This information is subject to change. While we make every effort to update these program pages, we recommend that you contact the department with questions about program-specific requirements. Class Profile Total Enrollment: 12 Deadlines Fall: January 15 (Recommended) / April 15 Spring: October 15 [-]

MS in Chemistry

Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 USA Binghamton

The Chemistry Department offers students the opportunity to study in the traditional areas of chemistry as well as in the growing interdisciplinary areas of biochemistry, environmental chemistry, and materials chemistry. [+]

MS in Chemistry The Chemistry Department offers students the opportunity to study in the traditional areas of chemistry as well as in the growing interdisciplinary areas of biochemistry, environmental chemistry, and materials chemistry. Students work closely with their faculty mentor, but have wide opportunities to interact with faculty in other disciplines including geology, physics, materials/mechanical engineering and biology. Students specialize in one area of chemistry, taking their courses, exams and performing research in that area. Each student has a research adviser chosen by the student based on his or her research interests and the faculty member's availability of funding and space. This decision is typically made in the first year, though some students come to the University specifically to work with a given faculty member. This is a mutual decision and the student should have discussions with several faculty before an adviser is proposed. The selection of an adviser is an important decision, since the adviser helps students with course selection and guides them in the development of a viable research program. Continuing Education The department offers a number of graduate courses for students who wish to broaden their training in new areas. Several of these are available over the Internet and can be taken on a non-matriculated basis, so a student can decide later whether to ask for admission to the degree program. Master of Science Candidates for the MS degree in chemistry must demonstrate a general knowledge in the field and an ability to do original research in a specialized area of chemistry. While MS students need not take cumulative examinations, they must complete four courses and one semester of graduate seminar. They must also present and defend a thesis that describes and discusses their research. Summary of Requirements 1.Four graduate courses (16 credits), at least three of which ordinarily are in chemistry, with the balance in related courses approved by the GPC. Biological Chemistry emphasis: at least two courses in chemistry and the remainder from the fields of biological sciences and other sciences (physics, computer science, geology, mathematics or engineering), as approved by the GPC for individual student programs. Materials Chemistry emphasis: at least two courses in chemistry, including Chem. 544, and at least two courses from the fields of materials science and engineering, geology, physics, or engineering, as approved by the GPC for individual student programs. 2.One semester of Chemistry 592 (Graduate Seminar). 3.Two semesters of Chemistry 593 (Frontiers in Chemistry). 4.Completion of an acceptable research thesis (Chem 599). 5.Passing an oral examination on the subject of the research thesis. The thesis defense committee will consist of at least three faculty members, including at least one tenured chemistry faculty member who is not the thesis research advisor. The committee will be chaired by a tenured chemistry faculty member who is not the thesis research advisor. In interdisciplinary programs, one member may be from another department. 6.A total of at least 30 graduate credits obtained under the above requirements. After You Graduate Program alumni work in a cross-section of research roles, on subjects as diverse as nanocrystal solar energy technology and radiochemistry of transuranium complexes. Graduates also enjoy a high placement rate in PhD programs. Admissions Requirements To be eligible for graduate study, you must: Provide a complete set of your undergraduate (and, if applicable, graduate) transcripts showing one of the following: You have earned a bachelor's degree (or its equivalent) from a nationally or regionally accredited college or university You are within one academic year of earning a bachelor’s degree (or its equivalent) from a nationally or regionally accredited college or university You are eligible to apply as part of a memorandum of understanding between your current institution and Binghamton University Have earned, at minimum, one of the following: A 3.0 GPA over your entire undergraduate career A 3.0 GPA during your last 60 semester credits or 90 quarter credits of your undergraduate degree, with most courses graded regularly (not as "pass/fail") A 3.0 GPA in a graduate degree, with most courses graded regularly (not as "pass/fail") In consideration of the different grading scales used around the world, each academic department evaluates international transcripts to determine on a case-by-case basis whether they demonstrate one of the above requirements. To apply, you must submit the following materials. For general guidelines for these materials, see the Admission Requirements website. Online graduate degree application with graduate degree application fee Transcripts from each college or university that you have attended Personal statement of 2 to 3 pages describing your reasons for pursuing graduate study, your career aspirations, your special interests within your field, and any unusual features of your background that might need explanation or be of interest to the graduate admissions committee Résumé or curriculum vitae Three letters of recommendation Official GRE scores For international applicants: To be competitive, a minimum combined (verbal + quantitative) GRE score of 310 is recommended. International students must also submit the following materials. For more information about these materials, see the International Students section of the Admission Requirements website. International Student Financial Statement (ISFS) form Supporting financial documentation (such as bank statements, scholarship or sponsor letters, etc.) Proof of English proficiency (such as official TOEFL/IELTS/PTE Academic scores) Chemistry minimum TOEFL score: 80 on the iBT (To be competitive, a score of 90 is recommended.) Chemistry minimum IELTS score: 6.5, with no band below 5.0 Chemistry minimum PTE Academic score: 53 (To be competitive, a score of 61 is recommended.) This information is subject to change. While we make every effort to update these program pages, we recommend that you contact the department with questions about program-specific requirements. Class Profile GRE Quantitative: 92% GPA: 3.92 *Score(s) represent the AVERAGE for the recently admitted class; scoring lower does not result in automatic rejection and scoring higher does not guarantee acceptance. Deadlines Fall: February 1 Spring: Rolling [-]

MS in Student Affairs Administration

Campus Full time Part time 2 years September 2017 USA Binghamton + 1 more

The Master of Science in Student Affairs Administration degree program is suited for those who wish to pursue careers in higher education. The program is grounded in both student development theory and the concept of theory-to-practice-to-theory. [+]

MS in Student Affairs Administration The Master of Science in Student Affairs Administration degree program is suited for those who wish to pursue careers in higher education. The program is grounded in both student development theory and the concept of theory-to-practice-to-theory. Thus, an underlying goal of the program is to prepare professionals who have working knowledge of how student development theory is used in practice and how practice serves to inform future theory development. The program seeks prepare administrative leaders and personnel who are comfortable working with people of diverse backgrounds in positions that require decision-makers to respond to department/unit situations while taking into consideration how their decisions impact other systems (such as departments and/or divisions) within the institution. The program was designed to meet the American College Personnel Association (ACPA) Professional Preparation Commission Standards and is offered through full-time and part-time tracks. Degrees Offered MS in Student Affairs Administration Want to combine your talent for leadership with your passion for working with students? The Master of Science in Student Affairs Administration (MSAA) degree program at Binghamton University prepares graduates for entry- to mid-level management positions in higher education institutions. The MSAA program is ideally suited for those who wish to pursue careers in academic advising, admissions and enrollment management, career development and placement, financial aid, health services, judicial affairs, leadership development, multicultural affairs, non-traditional and commuter student services, residential life, services for students with disabilities, student activities, and student development and involvement. Coupled with sufficient professional experience, the MSAA may also serve as the foundation for students who want a career in upper administration, such as a dean of students or vice president for student affairs. Graduates of the MSAA program may also acquire skills that are desirable in organizations outside of academia. The curriculum for the MSAA degree program was designed to meet the American College Personnel Association (ACPA) Professional Preparation Commission Standards. No GRE required. Fast track your next step to success. The Student Affairs Administration program does not require a GRE for its master's degree applicants. Program goals To prepare professionals who have working knowledge of how student development theory is used in practice and how practice serves to inform future theory development To prepare graduates to discuss research relevant to their selected areas of work, contributing to knowledge production at a level appropriate to their experience To prepare administrative leaders and personnel who are comfortable working with diverse people in positions that require them to respond to department/unit situations while taking into consideration how their decisions impact other systems within an institution Learning outcomes and academic content The overall academic content of the program has been structured to enhance the students' ability to think reflectively, work independently and collaboratively with others, as well as be able to investigate and analyze situations in student affairs specifically and higher education in general, both verbally and in writing using technological aids where appropriate. More specifically, upon completion of the program graduates should be able to perform the following: Define the role and function of student affairs work in higher education within philosophical and historical frameworks, as well as the broader context of higher education; Articulate the current status of the field and discuss contemporary issues facing the profession; Articulate an understanding of how student development theory (e.g., psychosocial, cognitive-structural, typologies, and person-environment interaction models) is used in practice; Discuss leadership principles and strategies used in practice; Demonstrate in behavior and practice the rudiments of effective leadership; Interpret research significant to the profession and conduct related scholarship at an elementary level; Identify factors affecting human and organizational behavior; Translate theoretical knowledge about the development of individuals and organizations into meaningful practice; Articulate an understanding of how various systems of oppression (e.g., racism, sexism, classism, homophobia, ageism, etc.), impact student development and the role of advocacy in student affairs work; and Develop multicultural competency that enables engagement with diverse students and others with effectiveness and confidence. Professional Development Through the program, students complete internships, which give opportunities to apply theory and acquire practical skills while working under the guidance of experienced practitioners. Students often also seek out graduate assistantships — which provide additional practical experiences, as well as financial support packages — through the offices in the Binghamton University Division of Student Affairs. These internships and graduate assistantships help students to explore specific areas of interest within the field of student affairs administration. The faculty encourages involvement and participation in professional organizations, conferences and trainings, which further immerse students in the field while they are completing their graduate studies. The program also supports the Student Affairs Graduate Association (SAGA). This student-led organization aims to provide support and services that encourage personal, professional and community development to current students and alumni. Program opportunities Graduate assistantships The Division of Student Affairs at Binghamton University offers a limited number of assistantships each academic year to graduate students enrolled in the Student Affairs Administration Program. Graduate students that are interested in applying for available assistantships should complete the official Division of Student Affairs Application for Graduate Assistantship and apply by February 1st (for highest priority) unless noted otherwise. You must be a full time student to qualify for a graduate assistantship position. If you are a conditional/provisional admit or you are on probabtion, you are not eligible to obtain a graduate assistantship position. Required internship experience Internships provide new professionals an opportunity to gain invaluable practical experience under the leadership of an experienced practitioner. Through working in student affairs units, students learn how to apply the theory and concepts they are learning in the classroom to real life situations. They also gain a better sense of their particular areas of interest within student affairs and have a chance to develop the skills they will need to be successful in the field. Therefore, all students are required to participate in at least one internship experience while enrolled in the program. However, we recognize that some students in the program will be experienced professionals enrolled in order to gain advanced academic credentials and/or training for upward mobility. Therefore, students who have professional experience in the field of Student Affairs (i.e., 3+ years of service) may be exempt from having to complete the internship experience at the discretion of their faculty adviser. Students will be required to take an additional course in the major areas of study as a replacement. Because the internship experience is designed to expand the student's current knowledge of theory and practice, students will not be permitted to do an internship in an office where they have previous work experience, where they currently work, or currently serve as a graduate assistant. Any questions regarding internships should be presented to the department chair. Students will be permitted to register for the internship experience only after they have fully matriculated into the program, completed the 15 credit-hour student affairs core curriculum, obtained a grade-point average of B or better, and submitted a completed Internship Proposal with signatures indicating approval by the site supervisor where they intend to work and their faculty adviser. While the time equivalents (156 clock hours) are the basis for these options, the intent here is to afford students who may be working and attending school simultaneously flexibility in their scheduling options. The final product for the internship experience will be a written report outlining aspects of the student's learning experience based on the objectives identified in the Internship Proposal. After You Graduate Graduates of the program are prepared to enter careers in the full range of the field of student affairs: academic advising, admissions and enrollment management, career development and placement, financial aid, health services, judicial affairs, multicultural affairs, non-traditional and commuter student services, residential life, services for students with disabilities, and student development and involvement. Coupled with sufficient professional experience, the program may also serve as the foundation for students wishing to become deans of students or vice presidents for student affairs. Admissions Requirements To be eligible for graduate study, you must: Provide a complete set of your undergraduate (and, if applicable, graduate) transcripts showing one of the following: You have earned a bachelor's degree (or its equivalent) from a nationally or regionally accredited college or university You are within one academic year of earning a bachelor’s degree (or its equivalent) from a nationally or regionally accredited college or university You are eligible to apply as part of a memorandum of understanding between your current institution and Binghamton University Have earned, at minimum, one of the following: A 3.0 GPA over your entire undergraduate career A 3.0 GPA during your last 60 semester credits or 90 quarter credits of your undergraduate degree, with most courses graded regularly (not as "pass/fail") A 3.0 GPA in a graduate degree, with most courses graded regularly (not as "pass/fail") In consideration of the different grading scales used around the world, each academic department evaluates international transcripts to determine on a case-by-case basis whether they demonstrate one of the above requirements. To apply, you must submit the following materials. For general guidelines for these materials, see the Admission Requirements website. Online graduate degree application with graduate degree application fee Transcripts from each college or university that you have attended Two letters of recommendation The letters should come from instructors or professors who can attest to your academic ability for graduate study. If you have been out of college for at least three years, you may submit current letters of reference from employment supervisors or others affiliated with your employment who can attest to their ability to perform successfully and professionally and to the likelihood of success in a graduate program. Personal statement The personal statement should be 2 to 3 pages and should specifically address the your interest in the program, career goals, and current skills and experiences relative to your current or intended career in student affairs. Résumé or curriculum vitae A completed copy of the Student Affairs Administration Contract (available in the online application) Review the American College Personnel Association (ACPA) Statement of Ethical Principles and Standards before signing the contract. By completing this contract, you agree, if admitted to the program, to abide by the professional standards of social work as set forth by this Statement of Ethical Principles and Standards. International students must also submit the following materials. For more information about these materials, see the International Students section of the Admission Requirements website. International Student Financial Statement (ISFS) form Supporting financial documentation (such as bank statements, scholarship or sponsor letters, etc.) Official TOEFL/IELTS/PTE Academic scores Fast-Track Application for Eligible Students: The Department of Student Affairs Administration offers a fast-track application process open to students who hold a bachelor's degree with a GPA of 3.5 of higher. Prospective students who meet the requirement should apply to the Student Affairs Administration program by submitting the online application, appropriate transcripts, a personal statement and résumé. No letters of recommendation are required. This information is subject to change. While we make every effort to update these program pages, we recommend you contact the department with questions about program-specific requirements. Class Profile Total Enrollment: 37 International / Non-Citizen Enrollment: 5% Deadlines Fall: Rolling (February 1 Recommended) Spring: Rolling (October 15 Recommended) [-]

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MA in Applied Statistics

Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 USA Binghamton

The Department of Mathematical Sciences offers a professionally oriented Master’s of Arts degree program in applied statistics. The lively and versatile curriculum focuses on training that is applicable in the real world... [+]

MA in Applied Statistics The Department of Mathematical Sciences offers a professionally oriented Master’s of Arts degree program in applied statistics. The lively and versatile curriculum focuses on training that is applicable in the real world, and the program aims to prepare skillful statisticians for professional careers in industry. The track includes an integral lab component that emphasizes the practice of contemporary data analysis and exposes students to methods, software and theory commonly used in applications of statistics. The program requires courses specific to the area of applied statistics, and the student is required to finish 10 courses and two 1-credit capstone seminars for a total of 42 credits. An exit exam or final thesis is not required. Degrees Offered MA in Applied Statistics Professional Development The MA is designed to provide students with a solid foundation of practical knowledge to work with applied statistics in depth, for future careers in the public and private sectors as statistical scientists, consultants and engineers to manage and analyze data. The department emphasizes faculty guidance and support; there are regularly seminars such as the annual Peter Hilton Memorial Lecture, where distinguished mathematicians and scholars are invited to discuss their research. After You Graduate Driven by the ever-greater reliance of businesses and governments on data, the demand for professionals with strong quantitative analytical skills is now higher than ever. In a recent study, the McKinsey Global Institute projects that by 2018 the United States will need 140,000 to 190,000 professional statisticians. The United States Department of Labor also estimates the employment prospects in the field of statistics as growing much faster than average for all occupations. Program graduates will be trained to pursue careers in a variety of fields that require data-crunching and quantitative analysis. Well-trained statisticians and data scientists are employed in the following roles in a wide spectrum of industries: statistical consultants risk managers insurance actuaries quants (and traders) production/manufacturing quality control managers market researchers sports statisticians economists biomedical, biometrics, bioinformatics researchers sociology researchers psychology researchers biostatisticians in pharmaceutical industry government statisticians (census) Why Binghamton's Applied Statistics Program? Binghamton University is rated a Best Buy and one of the premier public universities in the Northeast by Fiske Guide to Colleges, 2014. We have a rigorous core curriculum, which spans two years. Courses are taught by tenured and tenure-track faculty. Students receive personalized attention and assistance. We focus on hands-on experience analyzing real-world data sets with state-of-the-art statistical methods. Students are immersed with statistical computing, software and practical training throughout the entire course of study. Moreover, students will have the opportunity to sharpen their comprehension of the statistical methods and improve their communication skills. Working with the faculty and department, make connections with local industry and government. Students receive an affordable education in one of the top public universities. The cost of attendance is highly competitive, even for out-of-state and international students (#4 as a best value among the nation's public colleges for out-of-state students and #15 overall - Kiplinger's Personal Finance, 2014.) The beautiful upstate New York campus is welcoming and diversified. We attract outstanding students and faculty from all over the world who are partners in active discovery. Who Should Apply? Individuals wishing to improve their quantitative, data analytic and data mining skills in order to advance their careers are welcome to apply. Applicants should have a science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM) background or a background in a quantitative-oriented field such as finance, accounting, business or management. Admissions Requirements To be eligible for graduate study, you must: Provide a complete set of your undergraduate (and, if applicable, graduate) transcripts showing one of the following: You have earned a bachelor's degree (or its equivalent) from a nationally or regionally accredited college or university You are within one academic year of earning a bachelor’s degree (or its equivalent) from a nationally or regionally accredited college or university You are eligible to apply as part of a memorandum of understanding between your current institution and Binghamton University Have earned, at minimum, one of the following: A 3.0 GPA over your entire undergraduate career A 3.0 GPA during your last 60 semester credits or 90 quarter credits of your undergraduate degree, with most courses graded regularly (not as "pass/fail") A 3.0 GPA in a graduate degree, with most courses graded regularly (not as "pass/fail") In consideration of the different grading scales used around the world, each academic department evaluates international transcripts to determine on a case-by-case basis whether they demonstrate one of the above requirements. To apply, you must submit the following materials. For general guidelines for these materials, see the Admission Requirements website. Online graduate degree application with graduate degree application fee Transcripts from each college or university that you have attended Personal statement of 2 to 3 pages describing your reasons for pursuing graduate study, your career aspirations, your special interests within your field, and any unusual features of your background that might need explanation or be of interest to the graduate admissions committee Résumé or curriculum vitae Three letters of recommendation Official GRE scores International students must also submit the following materials. For more information about these materials, see the International Students section of the Admission Requirements website. International Student Financial Statement (ISFS) form Supporting financial documentation (such as bank statements, scholarship or sponsor letters, etc.) Proof of English proficiency (such as official TOEFL/IELTS/PTE Academic scores) This information is subject to change. While we make every effort to update these program pages, we recommend that you contact the department with questions about program-specific requirements. Deadlines Fall: January 30 (Funding) / April 15 Spring: November 30 [-]

MA in Chemistry

Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 USA Binghamton

Binghamton University's graduate program in chemistry offers the Master of Arts (MA), Master of Science (MS) and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degrees in chemistry for students who are innovative, competitive and highly motivated in the traditional areas of analytical... [+]

MA in Chemistry Binghamton University's graduate program in chemistry offers the Master of Arts (MA), Master of Science (MS) and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degrees in chemistry for students who are innovative, competitive and highly motivated in the traditional areas of analytical, inorganic, organic and physical chemistry, as well as other relevant interdisciplinary subjects. By the end of the first year, each student is paired with a faculty advisor based on research interests and availability. Our department advisors provide guidance for students throughout their academic career, from course selection to research development. Our students are regularly recognized for exceptional academic achievement and research efforts through various awards and scholarships. Other funding opportunities such as teaching assistantships, research assistantships and stipends are also available. Professional Development The department hosts weekly colloquia (during which prominent visiting scientists share their latest research) and periodic international symposia on special topics. Students also have access to excellent on-campus facilities to aid their research. The diverse range of courses offered allows students the freedom to pursue interdisciplinary tracks in biological chemistry, biochemistry and materials chemistry. Students may take advantage of various research centers hosted by Binghamton University, which include the Institute for Materials Research and the Center for Advanced Sensors and Environmental Systems. In a collaboration with the American Chemical Society and the Graduate Chemistry Club, the Chemistry Department also hosts career-development workshops to help students explore professional pathways and identify necessary skills needed for success in the STEM field after graduation. After You Graduate Program alumni work in a cross-section of research roles, on subjects as diverse as nanocrystal solar energy technology and radiochemistry of transuranium complexes. Graduates also enjoy a high placement rate in PhD programs. Master of Arts MA candidates must complete six graduate courses; a research thesis is not required. Requirements for Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) are determined by the Graduate School of Education; a minimum of 20 credits in graduate-level chemistry courses is required. Summary of Requirements Six graduate courses (24 credits), at least four of which are in chemistry, the balance to be related courses approved by the GPC. One semester of Chemistry 592 (Graduate Seminar). Two semesters of Chemistry 593 (Frontiers in Chemistry). Completion of an acceptable research project (at least four credits of Chem 597). Public presentation of a seminar on the subject of the research project. A total of at least 32 graduate credits obtained under the above requirements. Degree Requirements Courses At the start of the first semester, placement examinations are given in analytical, inorganic, organic and physical chemistry, or in the specialized areas of biochemistry, physics and solid state/materials sciences. The results are used to guide students' selection of courses. Graduate students are expected to take four to eight courses in the master's program, and six to eight courses in the doctoral program, two of which may be in geology, physics, mathematics, biology or the Watson School of Engineering and Applied Science. In addition to the regular graduate courses, special topics courses, offered each semester, cover a wide and varying range of subjects. In the graduate seminar program, students discuss the research of their or other's laboratories. Research Adviser Each student has to choose a research adviser by the end of the first year of study. The selection of an adviser is an important decision, since the adviser helps students with course selection and guides them in the development of a viable research program. The matching of students and research advisers is done with the guidance and approval of the graduate curriculum committee. Admissions Requirements To be eligible for graduate study, you must: Provide a complete set of your undergraduate (and, if applicable, graduate) transcripts showing one of the following: You have earned a bachelor's degree (or its equivalent) from a nationally or regionally accredited college or university You are within one academic year of earning a bachelor’s degree (or its equivalent) from a nationally or regionally accredited college or university You are eligible to apply as part of a memorandum of understanding between your current institution and Binghamton University Have earned, at minimum, one of the following: A 3.0 GPA over your entire undergraduate career A 3.0 GPA during your last 60 semester credits or 90 quarter credits of your undergraduate degree, with most courses graded regularly (not as "pass/fail") A 3.0 GPA in a graduate degree, with most courses graded regularly (not as "pass/fail") In consideration of the different grading scales used around the world, each academic department evaluates international transcripts to determine on a case-by-case basis whether they demonstrate one of the above requirements. To apply, you must submit the following materials. For general guidelines for these materials, see the Admission Requirements website. Online graduate degree application with graduate degree application fee Transcripts from each college or university that you have attended Personal statement of 2 to 3 pages describing your reasons for pursuing graduate study, your career aspirations, your special interests within your field, and any unusual features of your background that might need explanation or be of interest to the graduate admissions committee Résumé or curriculum vitae Three letters of recommendation Official GRE scores For international applicants: To be competitive, a minimum combined (verbal + quantitative) GRE score of 310 is recommended. International students must also submit the following materials. For more information about these materials, see the International Students section of the Admission Requirements website. International Student Financial Statement (ISFS) form Supporting financial documentation (such as bank statements, scholarship or sponsor letters, etc.) Proof of English proficiency (such as official TOEFL/IELTS/PTE Academic scores) Chemistry minimum TOEFL score: 80 on the iBT (To be competitive, a score of 90 is recommended.) Chemistry minimum IELTS score: 6.5, with no band below 5.0 Chemistry minimum PTE Academic score: 53 (To be competitive, a score of 61 is recommended.) This information is subject to change. While we make every effort to update these program pages, we recommend that you contact the department with questions about program-specific requirements. Deadlines Fall: February 1 Spring: Rolling [-]

MA in Economics

Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 USA Binghamton

The program has a strong emphasis on quantitative training. The PhD in particular requires a solid math foundation. For students who lack background in calculus or linear algebra, or those who wish to have a refresher course in those subjects. [+]

MA in Economics The Department of Economics offers programs of study leading to the Master of Arts (MA) and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degrees in economics. The program is ranked 10th in agricultural and natural resource economics, and 19th in economic history amongst all PhD-granting institutions in the United States. Newly revamped and constantly expanding, the program seeks top-performing students who are prepared to conduct rigorous research. Students do not need to have a bachelor's degree in economics, but applicants should have a strong math background. Currently economics faculty can supervise dissertations in the following areas (according to the Journal of Economic Literature (JEL) standard classification codes): Econometrics (JEL C1 – C4) Macroeconomics (JEL E) Labor economics (JEL J) Development economics (JEL O1) Environmental economics (JEL Q) The MA curriculum includes core courses on theory and econometrics and electives. Professional Development The program has a strong emphasis on quantitative training. The PhD in particular requires a solid math foundation. For students who lack background in calculus or linear algebra, or those who wish to have a refresher course in those subjects, a “math boot camp” is offered free of charge to all admitted students prior to the start of the fall semester. The program boasts expert faculty who are distinguished in their fields of research. Small class sizes (ranging from 5 to 25 students) fosters high student-faculty interactions. Faculty is available for advising and research supervision. The department hosts regular seminars and workshops where students are exposed to prominent visiting scholars and ongoing research by the faculty and colleagues. Students can also take advantage of the proximity to New York City for internship and job opportunities. After You Graduate The empirical emphasis of the program trains students for a wide variety of jobs. The most recent graduating class have enjoyed an 100% placement rate in full-time employment. Alumni often pursue careers in industry, particularly those involving data management and policy analysis. Graduates have also been placed in both domestic and international institutions such as PricewaterhouseCoopers, Morgan Stanley, Finanzas y Technologia, Goldman Sachs, the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research, Temple University and the Virginia Polytechnic Institute. Admissions Requirements To be eligible for graduate study, you must: Provide a complete set of your undergraduate (and, if applicable, graduate) transcripts showing one of the following: You have earned a bachelor's degree (or its equivalent) from a nationally or regionally accredited college or university You are within one academic year of earning a bachelor’s degree (or its equivalent) from a nationally or regionally accredited college or university You are eligible to apply as part of a memorandum of understanding between your current institution and Binghamton University Have earned, at minimum, one of the following: A 3.0 GPA over your entire undergraduate career A 3.0 GPA during your last 60 semester credits or 90 quarter credits of your undergraduate degree, with most courses graded regularly (not as "pass/fail") A 3.0 GPA in a graduate degree, with most courses graded regularly (not as "pass/fail") In consideration of the different grading scales used around the world, each academic department evaluates international transcripts to determine on a case-by-case basis whether they demonstrate one of the above requirements. To apply, you must submit the following materials. For general guidelines for these materials, see the Admission Requirements website. Online graduate degree application with graduate degree application fee Transcripts from each college or university that you have attended Personal statement of 2 to 3 pages describing your reasons for pursuing graduate study, your career aspirations, your special interests within your field, and any unusual features of your background that might need explanation or be of interest to the graduate admissions committee Résumé or curriculum vitae Three letters of recommendation Official GRE scores International students must also submit the following materials. For more information about these materials, see the International Students section of the Admission Requirements website. International Student Financial Statement (ISFS) form Supporting financial documentation (such as bank statements, scholarship or sponsor letters, etc.) Proof of English proficiency (such as official TOEFL/IELTS/PTE Academic scores) This information is subject to change. While we make every effort to update these program pages, we recommend that you contact the department with questions about program-specific requirements. Class Profile Total Enrollment: 68 International / Non-Citizen Enrollment: 94% GRE Quantitative: 84% *Score(s) represent the AVERAGE for the most recently admitted class. Scoring lower will not result in automatic rejection of your application, and scoring higher does not guarantee acceptance. Deadlines Fall: May 15 Spring: N/A [-]

MA in Education - TESOL

Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 USA Binghamton

Whether you are a globetrotter who is also passionate about education or a certified teacher who wants to expand your professional repertoire, the Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) graduate program at Binghamton University can help meet your needs. [+]

MA in Education - TESOL Whether you are a globetrotter who is also passionate about education or a certified teacher who wants to expand your professional repertoire, the Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) graduate program at Binghamton University can help meet your needs. The TESOL program offers the Master of Science in Education (MSEd) and the Master of Arts (MA) degrees. The MA enables graduates to teach in English as a Second Language (ESL) programs on college campuses or in other English programs across the globe. This track is also suitable for international students who wish to be involved in English education around the world, such as ESL programs in higher education or other intensive English programs. The MSEd is designed for those who are already certified looking to teach English Language Learners (ELL) in K-12 settings. Students will be immersed in multi-layered theoretical and practical approaches to teaching English as a second language, from language acquisition and literacy development to effective ESL pedagogies and history about ELLs. Students taking classes full-time will complete this program in just three semesters, with their studies culminating in either a capstone project or master’s thesis. Master’s Degrees in TESOL : Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages Rewarding opportunity in a growing field There is an increasing demand for English language skills by speakers of other languages across the world. Through rigorous education and professional training, this program will prepare you to make a difference for one learner (or many!) and see the impact of your work firsthand. The global future needs well-prepared TESOL professionals A focused program that is both demanding and rewarding; preparing well-educated, skillful graduates as English Language Educators for jobs at schools, universities, and businesses, both domestic and international. A professional graduate degree that will take you places This degree provides you with the skills to bridge communication gaps by assisting learners of the English language; and a career path that offers you opportunities at home and abroad, as you learn about other cultures and countries. Professional Development Students are assigned a faculty advisor who will offer guidance throughout their academic career. Our lively curriculum reflects the rapidly changing needs of the national population by including language teaching in global perspectives, technology-enhanced language teaching, and courses embedded in field experience. In addition to regular coursework, fieldwork and student teaching are important components of the program. The program boasts strong content speciality as well as diverse student and faculty backgrounds. Faculty advisors and office staff are eager to assist students in tailoring their courses of study and field placements. Students are encouraged to take advantage of a well-established network of alumni and professional connections that will help with field visits and placements. There are urban, suburban and rural schools with student teaching opportunities in close proximity. After You Graduate The completion of the MA degree allows graduates to work in ESL programs on college campuses, while earning the MSEd and meeting other requirements leads to New York State certification as a TESOL teacher. Employment opportunities for teachers have improved significantly over the last few years. Alumni of our programs in education teach at numerous schools regionally and around the country. Due to strict licensure rules, a New York State teaching license is well respected across the nation. Typically, graduates of the programs easily find employment as teachers in other states. Admissions Requirements To be eligible for graduate study, you must: Provide a complete set of your undergraduate (and, if applicable, graduate) transcripts showing one of the following: You have earned a bachelor's degree (or its equivalent) from a nationally or regionally accredited college or university You are within one academic year of earning a bachelor’s degree (or its equivalent) from a nationally or regionally accredited college or university You are eligible to apply as part of a memorandum of understanding between your current institution and Binghamton University Have earned, at minimum, one of the following: A 3.0 GPA over your entire undergraduate career A 3.0 GPA during your last 60 semester credits or 90 quarter credits of your undergraduate degree, with most courses graded regularly (not as "pass/fail") A 3.0 GPA in a graduate degree, with most courses graded regularly (not as "pass/fail") In consideration of the different grading scales used around the world, each academic department evaluates international transcripts to determine on a case-by-case basis whether they demonstrate one of the above requirements. To apply, you must submit the following materials. For general guidelines for these materials, see the Admission Requirements website. While we make every effort to update these program pages, we recommend that you visit the GSE Admissions website for additional information. Online graduate degree application with graduate degree application fee Transcripts from each college or university that you have attended Personal statement of 500 words on career goals Please see the GSE Admissions website for additional information about the personal statement. Résumé or curriculum vitae Two letters of recommendations The GSE will accept additional letters of recommendation. Official GRE scores If you are a certified teacher, a copy of your initial teacher certification in Early Childhood Education (birth–grade 2), Literacy or Special Education, Childhood Education (grades 1–6) and/or Adolescence Education (grades 7–12) in one of the content areas: English, mathematics, sciences, social studies or foreign languages) Proof of successful completion of at least 12 semester hours or the equivalent of study of a language other than English International students must also submit the following materials. For more information about these materials, see the International Students section of the Admission Requirements website. International Student Financial Statement (ISFS) form Supporting financial documentation (such as bank statements, scholarship or sponsor letters, etc.) Proof of English proficiency (such as official TOEFL/IELTS/PTE Academic scores) Deadlines Fall: May 15 (Priority) Spring: Rolling [-]

MA in Geography

Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 USA Binghamton

The Department of Geography at Binghamton University offers a Master of Arts (MA) in geography. We seek to foster and advance teaching, research and publication in the discipline of geography as well as train students to provide their expertise to the community at large. [+]

MA in Geography The Department of Geography at Binghamton University offers a Master of Arts (MA) in geography. We seek to foster and advance teaching, research and publication in the discipline of geography as well as train students to provide their expertise to the community at large. Students can pursue one of five tracks: General geography Cartography and geographical information systems (GIS) Environmental and resource management Urban planning and applied geography Race and ethnicity A bachelor's degree in geography is not required for admission to the graduate program, but students without a geography background may be required to take additional courses for completion of the MA. An interdisciplinary graduate certificate in watershed studies and management is available, as well as an accelerated BA + MA track. Degrees Offered MA in Geography Professional Development Students are trained to pursue a doctoral degree and enter careers in the industry. The program offers theoretical foundation and computer applications in: Resource management and sustainability Water resources Flooding and watershed impacts Environmental hazard assessment Race and ethnicity Population health GIS Urban and retail planning The curriculum is diverse and highly flexible. Students are encouraged to pursue interdisciplinary studies for a broadened academic perspective, as well as additional practical training in areas such as conservation, environmental management, economic development and international studies. After You Graduate Many graduates of the program continue to work toward a PhD, while others enter industry. Graduates are well-prepared for careers in regional or urban planning with government agencies or private industries. Admissions Requirements To be eligible for graduate study, you must: Provide a complete set of your undergraduate (and, if applicable, graduate) transcripts showing one of the following: You have earned a bachelor's degree (or its equivalent) from a nationally or regionally accredited college or university You are within one academic year of earning a bachelor’s degree (or its equivalent) from a nationally or regionally accredited college or university You are eligible to apply as part of a memorandum of understanding between your current institution and Binghamton University Have earned, at minimum, one of the following: A 3.0 GPA over your entire undergraduate career A 3.0 GPA during your last 60 semester credits or 90 quarter credits of your undergraduate degree, with most courses graded regularly (not as "pass/fail") A 3.0 GPA in a graduate degree, with most courses graded regularly (not as "pass/fail") In consideration of the different grading scales used around the world, each academic department evaluates international transcripts to determine on a case-by-case basis whether they demonstrate one of the above requirements. To apply, you must submit the following materials. For general guidelines for these materials, see the Admission Requirements website. Online graduate degree application with graduate degree application fee Transcripts from each college or university that you have attended Personal statement of 2 to 3 pages describing your reasons for pursuing graduate study, your career aspirations, your special interests within your field, and any unusual features of your background that might need explanation or be of interest to the graduate admissions committee Résumé or curriculum vitae Two letters of recommendation Official GRE scores International students must also submit the following materials. For more information about these materials, see the International Students section of the Admission Requirements website. International Student Financial Statement (ISFS) form Supporting financial documentation (such as bank statements, scholarship or sponsor letters, etc.) Proof of English proficiency (such as official TOEFL/IELTS/PTE Academic scores) This information is subject to change. While we make every effort to update these program pages, we recommend that you contact the department with questions about program-specific requirements. Class Profile Total Enrollment: 33 International / Non-Citizen Enrollment: 50% Deadlines Fall: January 15 (Funding) / May 15 Spring: October 15 (Funding) / January 15 [-]

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