10 Top-Notch Graduate Programs at Binghamton University

Posted by Junior Rachel Fisher on March 21, 2016

U.S. News & World Report has included several of Binghamton's graduate programs among its 2017 list of "Best Graduate Schools." This isn't the first time our stellar graduate programs have been recognized, as U.S. News & World Report has already added some of our programs to their previous rankings. From engineering to nursing, let's find out why our programs are top-notch!

Graduate Program in Nursing (Added in 2017)

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The Decker School of Nursing offers graduate level programs of study culminating in professional graduate degrees of the Master of Science (MS) and Doctorate of Nursing Practice (DNP) with majors in family, community health, psychiatric mental health or adult-gerontological nursing. The Decker School also offers the research degree Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Nursing, with emphases in rural health and vulnerable populations.

The Graduate Program in Nursing was ranked #114.

Graduate Program in Social Work (Added in 2017)

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The Master of Social Work (MSW) degree program prepares students for beginning and advanced practice in social work in a variety of settings. The curriculum includes courses in human behavior and the social environment, social welfare services and policy, research methods, administration, practice methods, special topics, and field education. Students learn to engage individual and community strengths to further the understanding, treatment, and prevention of individual and social problems.

The Graduate Program in Social Work was ranked #64. 

Graduate Programs in Mathematics (Added in 2015)

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The Department of Mathematical Sciences offer two graduate programs -- an MA in Mathematics or a PhD in Mathematics. Both programs encourage breadth across subjects in mathematics. Graduates of the program have gone on to work at excellent companies such as Amazon, Wells Fargo Bank and JP Morgan Chase. Others have gone on to teach higher education at some of the most prestigious universities across the country.

The Graduate Program in Mathematics was ranked #87. 

Graduate Program in Public Affairs (Added in 2017)

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The Master of Public Administration Program prepares students for leadership positions in public and nonprofit organizations through a program of study that emphasizes the development of strong analytical and communication skills and integrates the theory and practice of public administration. An MPA degree 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. The Department of Public Administration offers one of only six accredited Masters of Public Administration programs in upstate New York and is the only program which focuses on preparing students for management careers in local government and community-based nonprofits.

The Graduate Program in Public Administration was ranked #63. 

Graduate Programs in Engineering (Added in 2017)

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The Watson School of Engineering offers several graduate programs in the fields of biomedical engineering, computer science, electrical and computer engineering, systems science and industrial engineering, and mechanical engineering. Many graduates of the program are employed at Ford, Google, IBM, Lockheed Martin, Microsoft and Goldman Sachs.

The Graduate Program in Engineering was ranked #126. 

Graduate Program in History (Added in 2014)

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The Department of History offers a full range of courses and programs in the fields of European and American history and also has strength in Ottoman and Middle Eastern history as well as in East Asian history. While concentrating on the history of one nation or geographic area, students are encouraged to develop a comparative or global perspective in their work.

The Graduate Program in History was ranked #56. 

Graduate Program in Clinical Psychology (Added in 2017)

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The Graduate Program in Clinical Psychology is a doctoral program in which students obtain their PhD upon completion. Students also complete the requirements for a master of science degree in the process of obtaining a PhD. The goal of our doctoral program in clinical psychology is to train sensitive and caring psychologists who are scientists, prepared to provide new knowledge and objective answers to the complex questions surrounding the assessment and treatment of human mental-health needs.

The Graduate Program in Clinical Psychology was ranked #50. 

Graduate Programs in English (Added in 2014)

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The English Department offers four graduate programs: MA in English/American literature, MA in English with a creative writing concentration, PhD in English with a research dissertation, or PhD in English with creative dissertation. The MA in literature stresses breadth of knowledge in literature and theory. The PhD program encourages students to pursue focused interests in literary periods or movements, theoretical models and schools, or global literature. The MA and PhD programs with a creative writing concentration offer a range of workshops, readings and visiting writers.

The Graduate Program in English was ranked #63. 

Graduate Programs in Political Science (Added in 2014)

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The Department of Political Science offers MA and PhD degrees. The primary goal at the PhD level is to educate scholars who will contribute to the development of political science through careers in teaching and research. The MA provides graduates with advanced training suitable for policy analysis, journalism or other professional careers. Graduates of the program leave Binghamton University prepared for employment in academia, research institutes, government or private industry.

The Graduate Program in Political Science was ranked #50. 

Graduate Programs in Business (Added in 2017)

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The School of Management offers a range of MBA, MS Accounting and PhD programs. Students can pursue tracks in finance, leadership, marketing, management information systems, and supply chain management/logistics. Hundreds of employers -- including American Express, Bank of America, Morgan Stanely, JP Morgan and IBM -- continuously recruit our students for internships and full-time jobs. Our students regularly compete against top business schools like Columbia, Harvard and UPenn in national and global case competitions. 

The Graduate Program in Business was ranked #88. 
 

Graduate Programs in Psychology (Psychology Added in 2014, Clinical Psychology Added in 2016)

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The Graduate Programs in Psychology take an integrated approach to graduate instruction in psychology provides all students with exposure to faculty from each of our three specializations ― Behavioral Neuroscience, Clinical Psychology and Cognitive and Brain Sciences. This approach provides students the opportunity to gain theoretical and practical expertise from a number of different perspectives in psychology. Each of the three graduate programs trains students to carry out basic and applied research and effectively communicate psychological concepts.

The Graduate Program in Clinical Psychology is a doctoral program in which students obtain their PhD upon completion. Students also complete the requirements for a master of science degree in the process of obtaining a PhD. The goal of our doctoral program in clinical psychology is to train sensitive and caring psychologists who are scientists, prepared to provide new knowledge and objective answers to the complex questions surrounding the assessment and treatment of human mental-health needs.

The Graduate Program in Psychology was ranked #67. 

The Graduate Program in Clinical Psychology was ranked #50. 

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Rachel Fisher is a junior majoring in psychology from Hewlett, N.Y. Rachel works for Undergraduate Admissions as a campus tour guide and is a member of Alpha Epsilon Phi. She's looking to pursue a career in marketing/communications and event planning. 

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