Double Degree Programs

Drawing on resources from across Binghamton University, we offer three double degree programs that allow students to earn a Master of Science in Genocide and Mass Atrocity Prevention (GMAP MS) and another master’s degree from Binghamton in just three years. Explore our dual degree programs with other University graduate programs, including public administration, systems science, and history. 

Students in these programs gain knowledge, skills, and perspectives in fields other than genocide and mass atrocity prevention. Each dual degree program leads to the award of two professional degrees in significantly less time (and tuition costs) than if the two degrees were pursued separately.

Admission

Students must apply and be admitted to both the GMAP MS program and the program for the other degree. These are separate applications, and each requires an application fee to the Graduate School. Students who begin one program and then apply to the other program later will need to meet with the appropriate advisors for both programs to develop a customized program of study; completion within three years may not be possible for students who do not begin the programs in the same semester.

Double Degree Programs

Double Degree in Genocide and Mass Atrocity Prevention and Public Administration

The Master of Science in Genocide and Mass Atrocity Prevention (MS in GMAP) is housed within the university-wide Institute for Genocide and Mass Atrocity Prevention at Binghamton University and the Master of Public Administration (MPA) program is housed within the College of Community and Public Affairs at Binghamton University. Both are considered professional terminal degrees. By carefully structuring the sequence of courses and using courses in one program to count as electives in the other, the MS in GMAP/MPA double degree program will allow students to complete both degrees in three years of full-time study, without compromising the professional standards of either program.

The double degree program will prepare students for administrative positions that focus on atrocity prevention. Topics students learn about in the MS in GMAP program include analyzing risk factors, formulating strategies, and implementing policies and practices to reduce the occurrence, severity, and potential for recurrence of genocides and other mass atrocities around the world, while the MPA provides students with the knowledge and skills necessary for management in the public and nonprofit sectors. View the course sequencing template.

Double Degree in Genocide and Mass Atrocity Prevention and Systems Science

The Master of Science in Genocide and Mass Atrocity Prevention (MS in GMAP) is housed within the university-wide Institute for Genocide and Mass Atrocity Prevention at Binghamton University and the Master of Science in Systems Science (MS in Systems Science) program is housed in the Thomas J. Watson College of Engineering and Applied Science at Binghamton University. Both are considered professional terminal degrees. By carefully structuring the sequence of courses and using courses in one program to count as electives in the other, the MS in GMAP/MS in Systems Science dual degree programs will allow students to complete both degrees in three years of full-time study, without compromising the professional standards of either program.

The double degree program will prepare students for positions that focus on understanding, modeling, analyzing, optimizing, and improving various forms of complex systems for atrocity prevention. Topics students learn about in the MS in GMAP program include analyzing risk factors, formulating strategies, and implementing policies and practices to reduce the occurrence, severity, and potential for recurrence of genocides and other mass atrocities around the world, while the MS in Systems Science provides students with knowledge and skills skills to enact systems thinking and problem solving methodologies. View the course sequencing template.

Double Degree in Genocide and Mass Atrocity Prevention and History

The Master of Science in Genocide and Mass Atrocity Prevention (MS in GMAP) is housed within the university-wide Institute for Genocide and Mass Atrocity Prevention at Binghamton University, while the Master of Arts in History (MA in History) is housed within the Harpur College for Arts and Sciences.  By carefully structuring the sequence of courses and using courses in one program to count as electives in the other, the MS in GMAP/MA in History double degree program will allow students to complete both degrees in three years of full-time study, without compromising the professional or academic standards of either program.

The double degree program will prepare students to enter the workforce with a deep understanding of the past in order to help prevent future acts of collective violence.  The Department of History offers graduate students the opportunity to specialize in geographic regions, such as American, European, Latin American, and Ottoman history, in addition to thematic areas of studies, such as imperialism, medicine and technology, and women, gender and sexuality.  As part of the MS in GMAP program, students will also learn how to analyze risk factors, formulate strategies, and implement policies and practices to reduce the occurrence, severity, and potential for recurrence of genocides and other mass atrocities around the world.  In doing so, students who graduate from the double degree program in Genocide and Mass Atrocity Prevention and History will be able to directly apply historical knowledge for social good. View the course sequencing template.

Contact

Max Pensky

Professor, Philosophy

Co-Director, Institute for Genocide and Mass Atrocity Prevention

mpensky@binghamton.edu

Nadia Rubaii

Professor, Public Administration

Co-Director, Institute for Genocide and Mass Atrocity Prevention

nadia.rubaii@binghamton.edu