The Graduate School

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Transdisciplinary Areas of Excellence


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World-class graduate programs

Featured graduate departments



Binghamton University's graduate programs in English offer more than just the study of language and literature. Students in the program develop skills that have applications far beyond the traditional occupations of teaching and composition. Effective and persuasive communicators are in demand in a number of fields, including law, marketing, communications and journalism. Advanced study of literature and rhetoric will greatly contribute to your skill set and employability. The Creative Writing concentration can offer additional experience, and is not only for those who are pursuing a career in writing.

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Students in the Master of Arts program in Theatre enjoy excellent facilities and receive individual guidance in small classes. The program is designed to ground the student in advanced fundamentals of theatrical theories and practice while accommodating individual interests and strengths. With a broad curriculum that balances both academic and production experiences, the program constitutes a period of study and practice en route to professional work, teaching or advanced degrees. Courses are a carefully planned combination of theory and practice. Theatre students choose a sub-specialization in history, criticism or some aspect of performance, technology or design.

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Industrial and Systems Engineering

Industrial and Systems Engineering

The Systems Science and Industrial Engineering (SSIE) Department offers a unique and internationally recognized curriculum that emphasizes faculty-student collaboration as well as teamwork across disciplines and various divisions of engineering, business and industry. Available degrees include the Master of Science in systems science, the Master of Science in industrial and systems engineering and the Master of Engineering in either industrial engineering or systems engineering.

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Featured faculty research

Carl Lipo, Professor

of anthropology, contradicts the belief that the ancient civilization of Rapa Nui, Chile, was destroyed by warfare

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Living in upstate New York

World-class and affordable

A successful and enjoyable graduate career entails more than just academics, and at Binghamton University we are committed to providing you a well-rounded experience. In fact, that’s why our graduates are so successful.

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About the Binghamton area

The Binghamton area offers an inspiring landscape and lively urban environment that's easy to navigate. The University's suburban and downtown campuses are just minutes from Binghamton's downtown.
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Featured student research

Katherine Frost, Doctoral Candidate

in the Department of Psychology, studies acute social stress.

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University Accolades

Business Schools

#76 School of Management

Science Schools

#77 Earth Sciences
#87 Mathematics

Public Affairs Schools

#53 Department of Public Administration

Health Schools

#37 Clinical Psychology
#79 Social Work

Social Science Schools

#50 Political Science
#56 History
#63 English
#67 Psychology
#69 Sociology

Source: "U.S. News" March 20, 2014.

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Last Updated: 10/13/16