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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MA

MA in Chemistry

Campus Full time 1 year September 2018 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... [-]

MA in Economics

Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 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... [-]

MA in Education - TESOL

Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 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!)... [-]

MA in Geography

Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 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.... [-]

MA in Statistics

Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 USA Binghamton

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

MA in Statistics

The Department of Mathematical Sciences offers a professionally oriented Master’s of Arts degree program in 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 program 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 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.... [-]


MSc

MS in Biomedical Anthropology

Campus 2 years September 2018 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... [-]

MS in Chemistry

Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 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... [-]

MS in Student Affairs Administration

Campus Full time Part time 2 years September 2018 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... [-]

Master

Master's program in Sustainable Communities

Campus Full time Part time 2 years September 2018 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... [-]

MM in Music

Campus Full time 1 year September 2018 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... [-]

MPA in Public Administration

Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 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... [-]

Contact

Binghamton University

Address Binghamton University State University of New York 4400 Vestal Parkway East
NY 13902 Binghamton, New York, USA
Website http://binghamton.edu/
Phone +1 607-777-2000