Harpur College of Arts and Sciences - Graduate
Harpur College graduate students enjoy stellar performance and arts facilities, outstanding research laboratories and libraries, and multidisciplinary collaboration and cross-cultural activities. Experiential learning coupled with rigorous coursework helps graduates obtain rewarding positions. The strength of Harpur College’s graduate programs rests on the high quality of a faculty distinguished for its scholarship as well as its teaching. Graduate students typically learn in small seminars and prepare their work with close supervision from faculty members. Departments assign faculty advisors to help new graduate students choose courses appropriate to their programs and interests; as students progress through coursework toward research for the master's or doctoral degrees, they have mentors in their fields of research. As a selective university center, Binghamton offers doctoral programs in arts and sciences. These doctoral programs help fulfill one of the University’s crucial missions: to prepare a professoriate and a capable, trained workforce that is ready to think through the problems of the future and to contribute creativity and invention in a variety of disciplines. All of these programs offer master's degrees as well, and many collaborate with the Department of Education in the College of Community and Public Affairs to offer MAT and MSEd degrees for students who plan to teach at the elementary or secondary levels. Several advanced certificate programs, which may be pursued in addition to a degree program, emphasize interdisciplinary study in various fields. Master's-level study prepares students for professional practice and encourages habits of analysis and reflection that lead some students to further study in the discipline. For more information on graduate policies and procedures, please see the “Academic Policies and Procedures – Graduate” section of the University Bulletin.