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The Department of English, General Literature and Rhetoric offers both a Master of Arts (MA) and a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in English. The MA degree program stresses breadth of knowledge in literature and theory, while the PhD degree program stresses depth of comprehension in a specific concentration. Graduate programs in English provide opportunities for study in all major areas of British and American literature, with emphases in American studies; British modernities; critical theory; gender and sexuality; early modern and Renaissance studies; rhetorical discourse; ethnic studies; and creative writing. Both programs offer a range of workshops, readings, and presentations by visiting writers. Many graduates work in academia, while others work as novelists, screenwriters and poets.




Graduate students in the Department of Physics develop solid skills in research through the Master of Science (MS) and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree programs. The MS program offers advanced study for students who seek employment in applied physics, research development or placement into a doctoral program. The PhD program enables students to lead efforts in academia and industry within the fields of condensed matter physics, applied physics and materials science. Students in the Department of Physics have access to excellent facilities, including our Nanofabrication Laboratory, a multi-user facility that supports nano-scale research. Most master's students pursue doctoral positions after graduation, while many alumni work with semiconductors, packaging and electronics. Alumni also serve in both government and private industry roles.


Public Health

Public Health

The Master of Public Health (MPH) degree program aims to prepare well-educated, culturally competent and skillful public health professionals. With a focus on healthy communities and populations both local and global, the program educates students who can integrate the knowledge and values of public health into careers in a variety of fields. Students in the program examine public health needs and apply empirical methods to promote and protect the health of individuals, communities and populations. The program boasts a diverse faculty who work closely with students as teachers, advisors and mentors. Students who graduate with an MPH degree find employment in a variety of public health departments, as well as insurance and pharmaceutical companies. Top employers of MPH graduates include hospitals, outpatient care centers, community health programs and more.



Featured faculty research

Loretta Mason-Williams, Assistant Professor

of special education, studies educational equity and the uneven distribution of Special Education Teachers in many of the nation's high-needs schools.

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Living in upstate New York

World-class and affordable

A successful and enjoyable graduate career entails more than just academics, and at Binghamton University we are committed to providing you a well-rounded experience. In fact, that’s why our graduates are so successful.

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About the Binghamton area

The Binghamton area offers an inspiring landscape and lively urban environment that's easy to navigate. The University's suburban and downtown campuses are just minutes from Binghamton's downtown.
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Featured student research

Elizabeth Feurer, Doctoral Candidate

in the Department of Psychology, investigates stress reactivity in adolescents

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University Accolades

Business Schools

#77 School of Management

Science Schools

#77 Earth Sciences
#87 Mathematics

Public Affairs Schools

#63 Department of Public Administration

Health Schools

#50 Clinical Psychology
#64 Social Work

Social Science Schools

#51 Political Science
#69 History
#72 Economics
#81 Psychology
#87 Sociology

Source: "U.S. News & World Report" 2017. 

Last Updated: 2/19/18