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9 Unique Graduate Programs Offered at Binghamton University

​​“What are your plans for after college?” It’s a tough question that you hear many times while trying to figure out your future. Picking a graduate program can be difficult, especially if you are looking to study something different from your undergraduate degree.

As a graduating senior looking to take the next step toward my future, I’ve explored Binghamton’s graduate programs and have found so many interesting options among the University’s 100 master’s and nearly 50 PhD programs!

In light of the University’s new rankings in U.S. News & World Report’s Best Graduate Schools, here are 9 unique graduate programs specific to Binghamton!

Nursing, Adult Gerontological

Binghamton is ranked in the top 100 nursing programs in the country! Decker College of Nursing and Health Sciences allows students to specialize in primary care/adult gerontology and become either nurse administrators or nurse educators through their Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program. The University welcomed a new building with advanced technologies in 2021 which allows students to gain simulation and practical experience to use in their professional careers. This degree will allow nursing students to adapt more effectively to healthcare delivery and emerging healthcare requirements.

Learn more about our MS/DNP in Nursing, Adult Gerontological here.

Data Analytics

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The MS in Data Analytics is offered through a collaboration between the School of Management, Harpur College of Arts and Sciences, and Thomas J. Watson College of Engineering and Applied Science. It provides graduate students with an experiential learning experience integrating practical projects and real-world applications. Graduates learn and demonstrate expertise in analytics techniques and tools – including big data and data visualization – to communicate results effectively and develop analytical solutions and learning methods to solve business challenges.

Learn more about our Master of Science in Data Analytics here.

Genocide and Mass Atrocity Prevention (GMAP)

GMAP professor giving an educational lecture to the class

Binghamton offers a one-of-a-kind graduate degree in the Master of Science in Genocide and Mass Atrocity Prevention. Developed in collaboration with the Institute for Genocide and Mass Atrocity Prevention, the program equips graduates with skills they can apply to real-world situations, including analyzing risk factors, devising strategies, and creating policies. One of the standout features of this program is a fully-funded 4-6 month field placement trip.

Learn more about our Master of Science in Genocide and Mass Atrocity Prevention here.

Human Rights

Binghamton’s Human Rights program is the first of its kind in the SUNY system. The program not only focuses on the principles of human rights but places a special emphasis on community involvement. Students working towards this Master of Science degree receive training and education in theory and practice surrounding human rights topics, including community organizing, social innovation and research. Graduates are taught these useful skills so they can apply them in real-world situations to make a meaningful impact in the field.

Learn more about our Master of Science in Human Rights here.

Higher Education and Student Affairs

Do you want a program that prepares you to work in the field of higher education but not specifically as a professor? Look no further than the MS in Higher Education and Student Affairs degree! This program helps students prepare for different fields of higher education including academic advising, admissions, career development, student affairs and more. The goal of this degree is to educate professionals on how to understand student development better to keep improving the future of higher education. Combining this program with professional experience through an internship or career allows students to build a good foundation toward higher positions in this field.

Learn more about our Master of Science in Higher Education and Student Affairs here.

Sustainable Communities

Climate change. Pollution. Housing crises. Food insecurity. The problems facing our communities and our planet are complex and require informed and dedicated leaders. The Sustainable Communities program at Binghamton is the first of its kind in the SUNY system and one of the few degree programs in the country in this field of study. This Master of Science program explores how natural resources are used to improve life quality in different socioeconomic areas. Understanding how society can work towards providing all people with access to viable housing, food and public services are just a few topics covered in this program.

Learn more about our Master of Science in Sustainable Communities here.

Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)

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Are you interested in the possibility of teaching English across the globe? Binghamton’s TESOL program prepares students to teach English as a second language to non-native speakers effectively. International students also have the opportunity to be involved in the program if they are interested in English education. This program offers an MA and MSed in TESOL, allowing graduates to work towards the degree that works best for them. These degrees permit graduates to teach in most TESOL programs across the globe. Students are exposed to a new education curriculum and a diverse network of people. A bonus from receiving this degree at Binghamton is that a New York state teaching license is highly respected across the country, which makes it easier to find a placement post-graduation!

Learn more about our Master in Teaching English to Speakers in Other Languages (TESOL) here.

Systems Sciences

Robots? Sign me up! The Systems Science and Industrial Engineering (SSIE) Department at Watson College of Engineering offers a graduate program for students looking to explore mathematical and technological advancements. Students gain valuable knowledge and experience through coursework and industry-based research surrounding logic, robotics, intelligence control and more. Also, students are exposed to high-profile career and networking opportunities through Watson Career and Alumni Connections, which can help enhance their futures post-graduation.

Learn more about our Masters in Systems Science here.

Translation Studies

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Translation studies is an up-and-coming career focus and Binghamton offers a master’s and doctoral degree in this area of study. The Translation Research and Instruction Program (TRIP) offers the first doctoral degree in Translation Studies in the U.S. Students focus primarily on new research and education methods while creating individualized study programs for their area of interest in translation. Graduates often find themselves working, teaching and researching translation studies at universities worldwide.

Learn more about our Master’s and PhD in Translation Studies here.

Binghamton offers many different graduate programs to fit each student’s educational interests. Learn more about all of our programs here!

Sara Puskar is a senior majoring in political science with a minor in women, gender, and sexuality studies, and an intern for the Office of Media and Public Relations. She’s also a student-athlete for Binghamton women’s track and field team and is involved in content creation for the University’s TikTok account. She enjoys cosmetics, skiing and golf.


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