Binghamton University (S.U.N.Y.)

Harpur College of Arts and Sciences

Anthropology (PHD, MA)

Address:

PO Box 6000

Binghamton, NY 13902

United States

Phone:

607-777-2151

Fax:

607-777-2501

Program Information

Degrees Offered:

MA, MS, PhD

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The Department of Anthropology offers Master of Arts (MA) and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree programs in anthropology, as well as a Master of Science (MS) degree program in biomedical anthropology. Students will be exposed to all four traditional subfields of anthropology: archaeology, biological anthropology, linguistic anthropology and social/cultural anthropology. Along with core courses, students are also encouraged to pursue interdisciplinary research areas. Prospective students should explore the faculty research areas to see if interests align.

A track in public archaeology is also available within the MA program. This professional program is intended to train students to attain positions within industry. This is a popular program for students interested in working for museums or in cultural resource management for government agencies.

Professional Development
Our program’s central objective is to train students in the development of original research design, and to communicate findings in publishable papers. Faculty and students develop close working relationships. Independent study is encouraged and closely guided through academic advising.

Our department hosts a summer session class called the Archaeology Field School program, where students have the opportunity to earn credit as well as gain practical field experience. Outings in 2014 included excavation training and scientific analysis techniques at a historic 17th Century estate in New York. Binghamton University also boasts the Public Archaeology Facility, one of the largest facilities of its kind in the country.

The Career Resource Library is available as a tool for students to learn how to use anthropological skills in industry, business, management and health research; how to teach anthropology; careers as independent consultants; ethnographic research; preparing to become an applied anthropologist; and the nature of anthropological fieldwork.

Accreditation:

Binghamton University - SUNY is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.

Eligibility Requirements:

To be eligible for graduate study, you must: Provide a complete set of your undergraduate (and, if applicable, graduate) transcripts showing one of the following: You have earned a bachelor's degree (or its equivalent) from a nationally or regionally accredited college or university You are within one academic year of earning a bachelor’s degree (or its equivalent) from a nationally or regionally accredited college or university You are eligible to apply as part of a memorandum of understanding between your current institution and Binghamton University Have earned, at minimum, one of the following: A 3.0 GPA over your entire undergraduate career A 3.0 GPA during your last 60 semester credits or 90 quarter credits of your undergraduate degree, with most courses graded regularly (not as "pass/fail") A 3.0 GPA in a graduate degree, with most courses graded regularly (not as "pass/fail") In consideration of the different grading scales used around the world, each academic department evaluates international transcripts to determine on a case-by-case basis whether they demonstrate one of the above requirements.

International Student Requirements:

International Student Financial Statement (ISFS) form Supporting financial documentation (such as bank statements, scholarship or sponsor letters, etc.) Proof of English proficiency (such as official TOEFL/IELTS/PTE Academic/Duolingo* scores) *In response to the global COVID-19 pandemic, the Graduate School at Binghamton University has temporarily approved the use of the Duolingo English Test as proof of English proficiency for applications to the fall 2020 semester.

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid: Yes

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Locale: Midsize Suburb

Size & Settings: 10,000-19,999

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