Thomas J. Watson School of Engineering and Applied Science — Graduate Programs

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Graduate Information

Submit inquiries to:

Coordinator of Graduate Programs
Thomas J. Watson School of Engineering and Applied Science
Binghamton University
PO Box 6000
Binghamton, New York 13902-6000

The Watson School offers the following Master of Science degrees:

  • Master of Science (MS) - Biomedical Engineering
  • Master of Science (MS) - Computer Science
  • Master of Science (MS) - Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Master of Science (MS) - Industrial and Systems Engineering
  • Master of Science (MS) - Mechanical Engineering
  • Master of Science (MS) - Systems Science

The Department of Systems Science and Industrial Engineering also offers a 12-month Executive Master of Science (MS) degree in Health Systems. This program is designed to provide individuals with a bachelor's degree the opportunity to gain sufficient knowledge and skills for modeling, analyzing, and/or designing health care delivery systems and processes. Classes are held once a week (typically on Saturdays) at the SUNY Global Center in New York, NY. The Executive program leads to a Master of Science (MS) degree in industrial Engineering - Health Systems or a Master of Science (MS) degree in Systems Science - Health Systems.

The Watson School offers a Master of Engineering (MEng) degree, with specializations in the following areas:

  • Master of Engineering (MEng) - Industrial Engineering
  • Master of Engineering (MEng) - Mechanical Engineering
  • Master of Engineering (MEng) - Systems Engineering

In addition, the Watson School offers the following doctoral programs:

  • PhD - Biomedical Engineering
  • PhD - Computer Science
  • PhD - Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • PhD - Industrial and Systems Engineering
  • PhD - Mechanical Engineering
  • PhD - Systems Science (with optional specializations in biosystems, intelligent systems, and manufacturing systems)

Graduate degrees in Materials Science and Engineering are also available. Please see the Graduate School section of the University Bulletin or select 'Materials Science and Engineering' from the 'Graduate Programs by Department' pull-down menu.

Watson School graduate programs offer a wide array of academic and research opportunities. Specific program requirements and areas of program concentration are more fully described in subsequent sections of the University Bulletin, as well as on the departmental websites.

Current Watson School undergraduates may wish to consider one of the various accelerated (4+1) BS/MS programs offered by the Watson School. Those majoring in Biomedical Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or Industrial and Systems Engineering may apply to a concurrent bachelor's/master's degree program in their major during the second semester of the junior year. This is done in their department of major. Additionally, any Watson School junior may apply to the combined BS/MBA program with the School of Management. Both programs allow for completion of the master's degree in an additional year of study after graduation. Further information is available in the appropriate department listings.

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Admission to the Graduate Programs

Prospective students should visit the Graduate School website ( to review admission requirements, deadlines, and to apply online.

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Funding for Graduate Students

The Watson School provides a variety of Fellowships and Teaching, Graduate, and Research Assistantships for outstanding applicants. These awards may include full tuition as well as a graduate stipend. Applicants will automatically be considered for these awards as part of the admission process. Assistantships are awarded on the basis of merit and required skills.

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Academic Policies and Procedures

Watson School graduate students are expected to follow the academic policies and procedures set forth by the Graduate School, as well as their academic department. For Graduate School academic policies and procedures, please refer to the Graduate School Manual ( or to the University Bulletin section titled, "Academic Policies and Procedures for Graduate Students." Graduate students must also be familiar with the policies and procedures established by their academic department.

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Research in the Watson School is cutting-edge and spans all academic departments. Areas of specialization are multidisciplinary and reflect the interests of Watson School faculty members. For more information regarding Watson School research areas, research labs, equipment, opportunities, faculty publications, and awards, please refer to the Watson School Research webpage (, as well as the individual Watson School departmental webpages.

Graduate Programs