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Binghamton University, State University of New York

Binghamton, NY

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Binghamton University - The Graduate School | Overview

The best public university in the Northeast

A world-class institution, Binghamton University offers students a broad, interdisciplinary education with an international perspective and one of the most vibrant research programs in the nation.

#72: Best Graduate Public Affairs School in the U.S.                       

  • College Compas, 2021

#1: Top Public College in N.Y. 

  • Business First, 2019 

#94: Best Graduate Engineering Program in the U.S. 

  • U.S. News & World Report, 2021

Binghamton University State University of New York (SUNY)

Binghamton University combines an international reputation for graduate education, research, scholarship and creative endeavor with the best undergraduate programs available at any public university.

Established in 1946, Binghamton University enjoys an ever-increasing national recognition for academic quality, innovative research and scholarship, and educational value. With our growing regional presence, highlighted by the planning and on-going construction of our new Health Sciences Campus in Johnson City, N.Y., we are well-prepared to build on our role as a leader in higher education.

Binghamton University seeks graduate students who are driven — driven to learn; driven to question the status quo, innovate inside and outside classrooms; and driven to redefine the knowledge boundaries of their academic and professional fields.

Graduate Programs

Binghamton University, a nationally distinguished State University of New York (SUNY) Center of Excellence, combines the atmosphere of a mid-sized, public institution with the resources of a large research university. Binghamton University is one of the four university centers in SUNY, one of the largest systems of public higher education in the United States.

Binghamton University can now count itself among the 131 elite universities in the nation that have achieved the “very high research” classification by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education.

The University has a strong commitment to academic and research excellence, and many of our graduate programs have an excellent national reputation. Binghamton is large enough to provide an outstanding education for all of its students, yet small enough that students work alongside faculty. Our six academic schools and colleges strive to provide individual attention to students while also allowing viable access to innovative practical experiences and research projects

Binghamton University offers more than 60 Master’s, 30 doctoral and 50 accelerated/4+1 (combined bachelor’s/master’s) degrees, plus 15 certificates and non-degree/non-matriculated coursework.

Graduate students will experience a collegiate experience like no other. Binghamton provides state-of-the-art facilities, art and musical experiences, enriching recreational opportunities, and cultural events open to people from around the world. 

We understand that adjusting to a new culture is both thrilling and challenging, so Binghamton University provides our international students with as much support as possible. Binghamton is an inclusive campus welcoming students and their families from around the world.

Our Location Is a Destination

Binghamton University's location is in close proximity to major U.S. cities including New York City, Boston, Washington DC, Philadelphia, and Toronto. Prospective students can take a virtual tour of this unique campus. 

Binghamton University is located in the Southern Tier of New York State, an area known for its river valleys and gentle mountains. The area offers an inspiring landscape and lively urban environment that's easy to navigate. The University's suburban and downtown campuses are just minutes from Binghamton's downtown, as well as the neighboring communities of Vestal, Endicott and Johnson City.

All Binghamton University graduate students live off campus. The affordability and availability of off-campus housing, coupled with free bus service, make it easy to find housing in the surrounding area and allow graduate students to fully integrate into the Binghamton community.

The affordability and availability of off-campus housing, coupled with free bus service, make it easy to find housing in the surrounding area. Our Off Campus College (OCC) maintains a list of housing options, facilitates connections with potential housemates and runs a legal clinic that can assist with lease reviews. The OCC also hosts a variety of community events and educational programs that help students integrate into the greater Binghamton community.

National and International Alumni Network

Our alumni go on to high-ranking positions in industry, academia and non-profit agencies. Are you wondering where a graduate degree from Binghamton University might take you? Read more about the recent job placements of our graduates.

Graduate students build meaningful, professional connections with alumni while university faculty provide a world-class education.

The Graduate Community of Scholars

The Graduate Community of Scholars (GCOS) at Binghamton University offers resources to help you thrive in your personal life and gain a competitive edge in your professional life - whether you're starting your master's degree or completing your PhD.

We are a learning community that welcomes all graduate students, at all levels, in all disciplines.

Each semester, GCOS hosts a series of workshops designed to develop the graduate community as scholars, teachers, professionals and members of the Binghamton University community. These workshops join with various campus organizations, departments, centers or units to tailor the information to the interests and needs of graduate life. These workshops follow the Binghamton University PREP Model, which resolves around four themes and competencies that are vital for every graduate student: planning, resilience, engagement and professionalism.

Planning: Learn skills that emphasize proper planning throughout your graduate career, such as resume- and grant-writing, thinking like a professional and creating a syllabus.

Resilience: Learn strategies to ensure and thrive through writing planning for dissertations and theses and managing mental health as a graduate student.

Engagement: Learn strategies for effective communication; networking; and active involvement in the workplace, classroom and community.

Professionalism: Learn and maintain the highest professional standards in teaching, research and publishing.

These workshops are free and open to all graduate students in all disciplines.

Campus Safety

The safety of our students and the entire campus community is of the highest priority at Binghamton University, and we have developed comprehensive programs and procedures to help every member of the University community remain safe. Our safety efforts touch all facets of our students' daily lives, whether in a residence hall, classroom, dining facility, office or out and about on campus.

Affordability with High ROI

Binghamton University — a public university subsidized by New York state — makes an excellent education economically possible. 

Investor's Business Daily recently ranked Binghamton in the top 10 for return on investment, while 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.

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Prospective students can request more information to learn how SUNY Binghamton is right for them.

Fast Facts

Binghamton University has quickly established itself as one of the premier public universities in the nation — in fact, the best in the northeast.

  • Founded: 1946
  • Highly selective, mid-sized public university
  • Carnegie “Very High Research” classification
  • Total enrollment: ~18,000
  • Graduate students: 3,900+
  • Undergraduate students: 14,100+
  • Faculty: ~1,000
  • M. Stanley Whittingham, 2019 Nobel Prize in Chemistry winner and Distinguished Professor of Chemistry and Materials Science
  • Students of color: 29%
  • International students: 16%
  • Students come from 53 U.S. states/territories and 115+ countries
  • Academic colleges and schools: 6
  • Specialized research centers and institutes: 30+
  • Master's programs: 60+
  • Doctoral programs: 30+
  • Accelerated/4+1 degree programs: 50+
  • Certificate programs: 15+

Watch several online videos of students, faculty and staff sharing their experiences, and visit our social media pages regularly for the latest happenings at Binghamton University. Especially for prospective international students in China, explore Binghamton University on

Departments & Programs

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition & Fees

In-state full-time tuition
Out-of-state tuition

Student Body

Total Graduate Students
Not Reported
International Breakout (representing other countries)


Male (51%)
Female (48%)


Total faculty
Full-time - 754
Part-time - 0
Male (426)
Female (328)

Location & Contact

Address 4400 Vestal Parkway East
Binghamton, NY  13902-6000
United States
Contact Dr. Aondover Tarhule
Vice Provost and Dean of the Graduate School
Phone: 607-777-2151
Fax: 607-777-2501

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