Future Student Hub

Dean Bronstein

We're glad you're considering a graduate degree at the College of Community and Public Affairs!

We've created this "hub" to serve as a one-stop-shop to ensure you're prepared to apply to Binghamton University. In addition to this page, be sure to review your program's page for resources and information relevant to your specific degree.

I am happy you are considering joining the CCPA community. It is my sincere hope that you find a graduate program at Binghamton where you can grow, and prepare for a meaningful and rewarding career that will change the world for the better. 

Laura Bronstein

What is public service?

All our graduate programs will prepare you for a career in public service that truly makes a positive difference. Watch this video to gain a better understand of what it means to be a public servant. 

A career that matters

Not sure which program is right for you at CCPA? Watch this presentation to get an overview of our graduate programs.

Connect with us!

Though this year presents a unique set of challenges, CCPA faculty and admissions staff are committed to interacting with and assisting you to the same extent as we would in person. 

  • Visit our department pages on this website to take a look at the virtual ways you can connect over the next few months 
  • Take a virtual walking tour, complete with panoramas, videos and photos.

Financial aid and scholarships

National publications such as U.S. News & World Report, Kiplinger's Personal Finance and the Fiske Guide to Colleges consistently rank Binghamton among the elite institutions providing superior programs at costs significantly below comparable private institutions. However, we recognize that graduate school is expensive, and Binghamton offers numerous funding options to help you find the sources  you need to make your education attainable: 

Financial aid
Assistantships, fellowships and scholarships
Opportunities for employment
Opportunities for underrepresented students
Opportunities for tuition payment support 
Research and travel funding
External funding

Many of these financial aid and funding opportunities require students to submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Students are encouraged to complete their FAFSAs online as early as possible each calendar year. The deadline is April 1.

COVID-19 information

Though this highly unusual year has caused us to adapt the way we live and learn, Binghamton is commited to making the experience a positive one for everyone. Our Restarting Binghamton website is updated regularly with answers to frequently asked questions regarding life on campus during COVID-19.

Watch this video to see how members of the College of the Community and Public Affairs (CCPA) community are helping others during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

CCPA Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI)

The CCPA Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) committee supports a college culture where faculty, staff and students feel comfortable expressing their thoughts, opinions and views to allow for honest conversations about uncomfortable racial and social justice issues. The committee is dedicated to creating meaningful activities, projects, and initiatives that advance anti-racism, social justice, inclusion, equity, and change.
Contact co-chairs Kateri Reagan or Stacy Marrow for questions and conversations.

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