To be eligible for graduate study, you must:
- Provide a complete set of your undergraduate (and, if applicable, graduate) transcripts
showing one of the following:
- You have earned a bachelor's degree (or its equivalent) from a nationally or regionally accredited college or university
- You are within one academic year of earning a bachelor’s degree (or its equivalent) from a nationally or regionally accredited college or university
- You are eligible to apply as part of a memorandum of understanding between your current institution and Binghamton University
- Have earned, at minimum, one of the following:
- A 3.0 GPA over your entire undergraduate career
- A 3.0 GPA during your last 60 semester credits or 90 quarter credits of your undergraduate degree, with most courses graded regularly (not as "pass/fail)
- A 3.0 GPA in a graduate degree, with most courses graded regularly (not as "pass/fail")
- In consideration of the different grading scales used around the world, each academic department evaluates international transcripts to determine on a case-by-case basis whether they demonstrate one of the above requirements.
To apply, you must submit the following materials:
- Online graduate degree application with graduate degree application fee
- Transcripts from each college or university that you have attended.
All transcripts submitted to the Graduate School must be officially translated into English for review.
Transcripts from some international institutions do not specifically state that a degree has been granted. If your transcript does not show that your degree has been conferred or awarded, you will also need to submit an official (attested) diploma.
- Personal statement
- The personal statement should be between 1,000 and 1,500 words and should answer the question, "How does a degree in Genocide and Mass Atrocity Prevention relate to your professional aspirations?” As part of your statement, you may wish to describe relevant aspects of your personal, academic and/or professional background, what atrocity prevention means to you, your special interests within the field, and other considerations that may be of interest to the GMAP admissions committee. When evaluating the personal statement, the GMAP admissions committee assesses commitment to atrocity prevention as well as well as effectiveness in written communication.
- Two letters of recommendation
- The letters should be from individuals who know you in a professional capacity. This may include professors, work supervisors, and professionals from organizations where you have served as a volunteer or in another capacity. When evaluating the letters of recommendation, the GMAP admissions committee looks for evidence of academic achievement, community involvement, and personal characteristics that suggests the capacity to promote a culture of atrocity prevention and resilience.
GRE scores are not required
You must also submit the following materials. For more information about these materials, see the International Students section of the Admission Requirements website.
- International Student Financial Statement (ISFS) form
- Supporting financial documentation (such as bank statements, scholarship or sponsor letters, etc.)
- Proof of English proficiency (such as official TOEFL/IELTS/PTE Academic scores)
This information is subject to change.
Please refer to the Graduate School's Costs and Funding webpage for more information about tuition and fees.
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
- Fellowships and scholarships
- Opportunities for employment
- Opportunities for underrepresented students
- Opportunities for tuition payment support
- Research and travel funding
- External funding
- You may also be eligible for Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowship. Consult the Pickering Fellowship website for more information about this very competitive award.
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.
I-GMAP also offers funding for living and travel expenses during the Field Placement program, which normally occurs in the second year.
I-GMAP also offers the Herman and Toby Abel Scholarship. Established in 2020 by Avi J. Abel '98. This scholarship is open to both undergraduate and graduate students who are interested in combining studies in the School of Management (SOM) with Genocide and Mass Atrocity Prevention (GMAP).