Binghamton University’s Graduate History department is home to intense scholarship and an interdisciplinary program that emphasizes connection over isolation. Students are encouraged to submit articles, essays and research for consideration at one of our prestigious historical journals. Both the Binghamton Journal of History and the Journal of Women’s History are published through the University, with the latter being hailed internationally as the premier journal in its field.
M.A. candidates will engage in coursework that includes original research projects and an optional thesis. The program prepares students for further study in the discipline, as well as for careers in education and research.
Ph.D. candidates will undergo rigorous coursework leading up to a dissertation, and should choose between one major field of study and two minor fields, or two major fields and one minor field. The program prepares the student for higher level education, as well as numerous other positions in research, communications, and advocacy.
Our program’s strengths are diverse and range from specialties in the Ottoman Empire and Middle Eastern histories, to the history of science, technology and medicine, to Gender History. The department partners with the following programs to provide students with vibrant and comprehensive learning opportunities:
• Fernand Braudel Center for the Study of Economics, Historical Systems and Civilizations
• Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies
• Center for the Historical Study of Women and Gender
• Asian and Asian American Studies Department
• Middle East and North Africa Studies Program
• Latin American and Caribbean Area Studies Program
• Women’s Studies Program
• Judaic Studies Department
• Africana Studies Department
Also explore the resources of the Center for the Historical Study of Women and Gender. These archives have been co-published with Alexander Street Press and include over 90,000 pages of resources regarding the role of women in United States social movements. We hope you will take the opportunity to learn more about our programs on the Binghamton University Graduate School website.
SUNY Binghamton is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools and the Board of Regents of the University of the State of New York.