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Established in 1946

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Binghamton University is a midsize public research institution with approximately 18,000 undergraduate and graduate students.

Location: 930 acres in Vestal, New York, on a hillside above the Susquehanna River

Faculty: 1,020 (full- and part-time); 93% holding the highest degrees in their fields

Annual costs: 2019–2020 tuition and fees: $13,597 annual resident, $25,387 annual non-resident; rates differ for MBA, MSW, DNP, and PharmD programs.

Graduate Degree Programs
• Accounting
• Anthropology
   - Biomedical
• Art History
• Asian & Asian American Studies
• Biological Sciences
• Business Administration
• Chemistry
• Community Research & Action
• Comparative Literature
• Computer Science
• Data Analytics
• Economics
• Educational Studies
• Educational Theory & Practice
• Engineering
   - Biomedical
   - Electrical & Computer
   - Healthcare Systems
   - Industrial & Systems
   - Materials Science
   - Mechanical
   - Systems Science
• English
• French
• Geography
• Geological Sciences
• Health Systems
• History
• Human Rights
• Italian
• Management
• Mathematical Sciences
• Music
• Nursing
   - Adult-Gerontological
   - Community Health
   - Family Health
   - Family Psychiatric Mental Health
• Pharmacy
• Philosophy–Social, Political, Ethical & Legal
• Physics
• Political Science
• Psychology
   - Behavioral Neuroscience
   - Clinical Science
   - Cognitive & Brain Sciences
• Public Administration
• Public Health
• Social Work
• Sociology
• Spanish
• Statistics
• Student Affairs Administration
• Sustainable Communities
• Teaching Education
   - Adolescence
   - Childhood & Early Childhood
   - Educational Studies
   - Educational Theory & Practice (EdD)
   - Literacy
   - Special
   - Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)
• Theatre
• Translation Studies

Graduate Certificate Programs
• Asian & Asian American Studies
• Complex Systems Science & Engineering
• Cybersecurity
• Disaster Management
• Educational Leadership, Advanced Studies
• Evolutionary Studies
• Forensic Health
• Genocide & Mass Atrocity Prevention
• German Cultural Studies
• Local Government Management
• Medieval & Renaissance Studies
• Nonprofit Administration
• Nurse Practitioner (post-master’s)
• Nursing Education
• Professional Science (master’s)
   - Biomedical Anthropology
   - Geography
   - Materials Science & Engineering
• Professional Science Management
• Teaching
   - Adolescence, Special Education
   - College/University
   - Community College
   - Community Schools
   - Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL): Clinically Rich Intensive Teacher Institute (CR-ITI)
• Translation Studies (PhD level)
• Watershed Studies & Management

Binghamton University is a midsize public institution and one of four university centers in the State University of New York (SUNY) system. The University combines an interdisciplinary, international education with one of the most vibrant research programs in the nation. Each year, Binghamton enrolls more than 18,000 students, including 3,800+ graduate students.

The Binghamton academic culture rivals a first-rate private university—rigorous, collaborative, and innovative—while campus culture exemplifies the best kind of public university experience—richly diverse students, an active social life, and deep engagement with the community.

Programs and schools 
Binghamton offers more than 60 master’s, 30 doctoral, and 50 accelerated (combined bachelor’s/master’s) degrees, plus certificates and non-degree coursework under six schools: College of Community and Public Affairs, Decker College of Nursing and Health Sciences, Harpur College of Arts and Sciences, School of Management, Thomas J. Watson College of Engineering and Applied Science, and the newly established School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences. 

University faculty are top scholars and groundbreaking researchers; most (93%) hold the highest degree offered in their field. Among the many honors Binghamton professors have received are a Nobel Prize in Chemistry (Distinguished Professor M. Stanley Whittingham); Fulbright, Ford, and Guggenheim Fellowships; National Science Foundation and National Book Awards; and grants from the National Institutes of Health and the US Departments of Energy, Defense, Commerce, and Education. 

Advanced research conducted across every discipline and every school at Binghamton leads to new insights, new technologies, and new jobs. From work developing biofilm technology to the study of human trafficking, Binghamton graduate students collaborate with faculty and thrive in a diverse community that promotes the exchange of innovative ideas. Our graduate students have the opportunity to work with faculty researchers in the University’s six Transdisciplinary Areas of Excellence (TAEs), which explore critical issues with the aim of developing solutions to today’s complex and consequential problems. These TAEs focus inquiry and innovation in the distinct areas of citizenship, rights, and cultural belonging; data science; health sciences; material and visual worlds; smart energy; and sustainable communities. 

Elsewhere, researchers across the board are expanding our knowledge—such as in spring 2020, when faculty and team members designed inventive tools to help the fight against COVID-19. These inventions included ultraviolet light sterilization stations to kill the coronavirus on contaminated PPE and the first prototype of a B Resuscitator that eliminates the need for a health care worker to squeeze a manual resuscitator, freeing personnel to care for other patients. 

Campus setting and facilities
The Binghamton University main campus is spread over 930 acres in the town of Vestal, New York, one mile west of the city of Binghamton. Greater Binghamton is a friendly, affordable, and safe community that is only hours from major metropolitan areas such as New York City, Boston, Philadelphia, and Washington, DC.

Resources available on campus include extensive libraries, a five-building science complex, a 190-acre forest and wetland area, a performing arts center and art museum, and extensive athletic facilities. The University’s Innovative Technologies Complex is home to the Bioengineering Building, the Engineering and Science Building, the Center of Excellence in Small Scale Systems Integration and Packaging Center, and the Smart Energy Building.

There are over 140,000 Binghamton alumni around the globe, and graduates have gone on to become technology innovators, best-selling authors, trailblazing researchers, business leaders, respected educators at Tier 1 research universities, and more. Many alumni support current students by offering internships, serving as mentors, and participating in networking initiatives. 

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105 Graduate Programs Offered

Program Certificate Master's Doctorate
Campus Hybrid Online Campus Hybrid Online Campus Hybrid Online
Adult & Geriatric Nursing            
Adult Education                
Architectural/Construction Science              
Art History              
Art and Fine Arts                
Asian Studies              
BSN to Doctor of Nursing Practice (BSN-DNP)                
Biological and Physical Sciences              
Biomedical Engineering                
Biomedical Science                
Business-Management, MS/MA              
Child & Human Development                
Cognitive Science                
Computer Science              
Computer Security                
Curriculum & Instruction                
Early Childhood Education                
Educational Administration                
Educational Leadership                
Electrical Engineering              
Emergency Management                
Engineering Management                
Executive MBA Programs              
Foreign Languages                
Forensic Nursing                
General MBA                
Higher Education              
Industrial Engineering              
MBA - Accounting                
MBA - Economics              
Mechanical Engineering                
Modern & Romance Languages                
Non-Profit Administration                
Organizational Studies & Leadership                
Paralegal Studies            
Parks/Recreation Studies              
Petroleum Engineering                
PharmD Programs                
Pharmaceutical Science              
Political Science                
Psychology - General                
Public Admin                
Public Health                
Public Policy                
Reading & Literacy                
Sex Therapy                
Social Sciences                
Social Work - MSW                
Special Education                
Structural Biology                
Student Affairs/Development                
TESOL Education                
Teacher Certification                
Teaching English                
Teaching History                
Teaching Math                
Teaching Science                
Theater and Drama                
Transportation Eng/Mgmt                
Weekend MBA Programs                


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