Harpur College of Arts and Sciences Binghamton University, State University of New York

Harpur College of Arts and Sciences Binghamton University, State University of New York

Vestal, NY
student ratio
total students
Not Reported
average amount to complete degree
fall application deadline
acceptance rate
30 Departments and Programs
departments and programs


Harpur College of Arts and Sciences at Binghamton University: Breadth, Depth, and Perspective

Harpur College of Arts and Sciences is the historic heart of Binghamton University, providing liberal arts education and the source of Binghamton's reputation as an outstanding teaching university. Having developed the first doctoral programs at the university over a half century ago, Harpur College serves as the engine for sound scholarship in traditional fields of study ranging from history and psychology to medieval studies and geography. Humanities and social science research at Binghamton have always been nationally respected, and new approaches and new areas of research in the sciences have led to cutting-edge work, for example, in biofilms and in behavioral neuroscience.

Harpur College enrolls around 1,080 graduate students, divided up among 3 divisions:

- Division of Fine Arts and Humanities, covering art history, Asian and Asian-American studies, comparative literature, English, music, philosophy, romance languages, and theatre.

- Division of Science and Mathematics, covering biological sciences, chemistry, geological sciences, materials science and engineering, mathematical sciences, physics, and psychology.

- Division of Social Sciences, covering anthropology, economics, geography, history, political science, and sociology.

Competitive research and innovation

Binghamton's programs emphasize versatility and depth of understanding. Many faculty members are leaders in their disciplines, and the university is home to laboratories and academic research periodicals that break new ground in many fields. Students expecting to pursue further graduate work after Binghamton can gain the methodologies and skills needed for PhD placements. Students expecting to enter the job market can garner hands-on training needed to apply their knowledge to career opportunities.

The SUNY commitment

Binghamton University operates as part of the State University of New York (SUNY) system, which has often been singled out for uniting quality and affordability. President Obama visited the campus in Fall 2013 in a tour promoting schools that exemplify value and accessibility. Kiplinger's list of "Best College Values" for 2014 ranked the university fourth for out-of-state students, and 15th overall.

Location & Contact

Harpur College of Arts and Sciences

Binghamton University, State University of New York

4400 Vestal Parkway East
Vestal, NY 13850
United States

Dr. Anne McCall


Phone: 607-777-2145
Email: amccall@binghamton.edu

Ms. Kishan Zuber

Recruiting and Admissions Coordinator

Phone: 607-777-2151
Fax: 607-777-2501
Email: kzuber@binghamton.edu

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Departments & Programs

Degrees & Award

  • Degrees Offered
    • Major Degree Levels Offered
    • Certificate
      Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
      Master of Arts (MA)
      Master of Music (MM)
      Master of Science (MS)
  • Degrees Awarded
    • Master's Degrees 160
    • Doctoral Degrees 112
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees 9
    • * Shows the number of degrees awarded for the last academic year that data was reported.
  • Earning Your Degree
    • Part-time study available? Yes
    • Evening/weekend programs available? Yes
    • Distance learning programs available? No
    • Terminal master's degree available? Yes
  • Degree Requirements
    • Master's Degrees Not reported
    • Doctoral Degrees
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees Not reported


43% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied 1,416
    • Accepted 610
    • Acceptance Rate 43
    • Enrolled 236
  • Applying
    • Application Fee - Domestic $75
    • Application Fee - International $75
    • Electronic applications accepted? Yes
    • Applications processed on a rolling basis? Yes
  • Application Deadlines
    • Type Domestic International Priority Date
    • Fall deadline Not Reported Not Reported Not Reported
    • Winter deadline Not Reported Not Reported Not Reported
    • Spring deadline Not Reported Not Reported Not Reported
  • Entrance Requirements
    • Master's DegreesGRE General Test
    • Doctoral's DegreesGRE General Test
    • First-Professional's DegreesNot Reported
    • Other Advanced DegreesNot Reported
    • International DegreesTOEFL required, 550 paper based, TOEFL iBT

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition & Fees *
    • Tuition & FeesNot Reported
    • *Average dollar amount (tuition & fees) required to complete the degree
  • Financial Support
    • Financial award applicants must submitFAFSA
    • Application deadlines for financial awardsFebruary 15
    • Types of financial support availableFellowships, Research Assitantships, Teaching Assistantships, Tuition Waivers, Career or Field-Related Internships, Federal Work-Study, Health Care Benefits, Institutionally-sponsored Loans, Scholarship and/or loans, Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Graduate Students1080
    • Female Percentage51%
    • Male Percentage49%
  • Participation
    • Total Graduate Students1080
    • Part-time Percentage54%
    • Full-time Percentage46%
  • Ethnicity
    • Hispanic / Latino8%
    • Black / African American5%
    • White / Caucasian78%
    • American Indian / Alaskan Native1%
    • Asian3%
    • Native Hawaiian / Other Pacific Islander2%
    • Two or more races0%
    • Unknown3%


  • Faculty Breakout
    • Total Faculty558
    • Full-time Percentage65%
    • Part-time Percentage35%
    • Female Percentage38%
    • Male Percentage62%