Global Engagement

Globalization opens up a world of possibilities for both businesses and academia but also presents the challenge of interacting with people from diverse cultures. The Watson School is providing ways for students, alumni and faculty to benefit from its international network.

As you enter the workforce, a large portion of US-based jobs will require international experience and/or a demonstrated willingness to participate in the global workforce. Learning about cultures, people and languages first-hand is one of the most challenging and rewarding experiences a student can have but an experience with lasting results.

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Partnerships (DDP, 2+2, 3+2, 3.5+1.5)

The Watson School has forged partnerships with various universities around the globe in order to set up programming for students of both institutions.

Several of the partnerships have been established specifically to create dual diploma, 2+2, 3+2, and 3.5+1.5 programs.

These programs promote diversity at Binghamton University while providing partnership students the opportunity to study at Binghamton for a shortened period of time. This ensures that the student gets academic experience in 2 cultures, which can open up even more opportunities for the students.

The Watson School also has pre-approval programs through some of our partners, which offers students applying to Watson graduate programs a streamlined application process.

For full application instructions to any of these programs please contact the Watson School's International Graduate Recruiter. 

2 + 2 Programs

Two years at home institution and two years at Binghamton University. 

The student will have an undergraduate degree from Binghamton University.

For full application instructions to any of these programs please contact the Watson School's International Graduate Recruiter.

Dual Diploma Programs

Two years at home institution and two years at Binghamton University.

Students will have undergraduate degree from both  home university and Binghamton University

For full application instructions to any of these programs please contact the Watson School's International Graduate Recruiter.

Note: In some cases, the curriculums within the partnership will require students to spend extra time achieving their degree, sometimes the split is 3+2 or 2+3.

3 + 2 Program

Three years at home institution working toward undergraduate degree and two years at Binghamton University

Students apply to Binghamton in the third year of study at home institution and, if accepted, are conditionally admitted into the graduate program at Binghamton University. 

During two years in Binghamton, students complete requirements for an undergraduate degree from their home university and earn a master’s degree from Binghamton University.

For full application instructions to any of these programs please contact the Watson School's International Graduate Recruiter or learn more on our website about the 3+2 Program.

3.5 + 1.5 Program

This program model is used mostly within our SSIE department.

3.5 years at home institution working toward undergraduate degree

Students apply to Binghamton University graduate program in spring of the third year and are conditionally admitted into the graduate program.

1.5 years at Binghamton, finishing undergraduate degree from home university and earning Binghamton master’s degree

For full application instructions to any of these programs please contact the Watson School's International Graduate Recruiter.

Pre-approval Programs

Students from the following universities who are applying to Watson School graduate programs are able to have their applications streamlined. This includes waiving the GRE requirement for students who meet the following criteria:

  • Meet Cumulative G.P.A. requirements (vary by program)
  • English Proficiency (one of the following)
    • TOEFL – 80
    • IELTS – 6.5
    • PTE – 53

Additionally, the student only has to submit one (1) letter of recommendation form and the application fee ($75 USD) is waived.

For full application instructions, please contact the Watson School's International Graduate Recruiter.


International Collaborators

Brazil
China
France
Germany
India
Jamaica
Japan
Jordan
Korea
Mexico
Thailand
Turkey
Vietnam

Connect with us

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The Watson School has started a new initiative to get in touch with the admitted and prospective students. We will add your contact used during the application process and also advise students to add "+1-607-761-7288" to their contacts list for receiving notifications about campus news and important events.

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The Watson School has started a new initiative to get in touch with the admitted and prospective students. We will be posting weekly messages to our WeChat and encourage you to connect with our profile "SUNYBinghamtonEng".