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

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Graduate Information

Submit inquiries to:

Administrative Coordinator of Graduate Affairs
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 (MS) degrees:

  • MS - Biomedical Engineering
  • MS - Computer Science
  • MS - Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • MS - Industrial and Systems Engineering
  • MS - Mechanical Engineering
  • MS - Systems Science

The Department of Systems Science and Industrial Engineering also offers a 12-month executive 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 MS program leads to a MS degree in Industrial Engineering - Health Systems or a Master of Science (MS) degree in Systems Science - Health Systems.

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

  • MEng - Industrial Engineering
  • MEng - Mechanical 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.

In addition, the Watson School offers an advanced graduate certificate program in complex systems science and engineering, which is available for graduate students in any major.

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. 

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Admission to the Graduate Programs

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

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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 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 web pages.

Graduate Programs