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

Harpur College of Arts and Sciences



PO Box 6000

Binghamton, NY 13902

United States





Program Information

Degree Offered:

M.A.(Education Degrees)MATMSEd, PhD

Format: Campus

Program Description:

If you are seeking a cutting-edge curriculum in English, American, and global literature, consider Binghamton’s graduate program in English. We provide the support and resources necessary to make your studies engaging and fulfilling. Our program serves as home to vibrant and accomplished scholars whose work both in and out of the classroom has garnered national attention. As a student at Binghamton, you can work closely with professors on inventive research, ranging from Sound Studies to Cognitive Cultural Studies, and everything in between! Courses and specialties taught by our faculty run the gamut from traditional approaches to Critical Theory, Gender studies, Postcolonialism, and Global Diaspora studies. For creative writers, current members of our faculty have written novels and poetry, and the school offers conferences and workshops for students to learn directly from other published authors. Their expertise and passion can enhance and propel your own development of creative projects throughout the semester. We offer the following degree programs: • MA in English/American Literature • MA in English with a Creative Writing Concentration • PhD with a Research Dissertation • PhD with a Creative Dissertation The M.A. in English literature and the M.A. in English with CWC are designed to be four-semester programs. For creative writers a creative thesis will be the culmination of the process, while a thesis is optional for those focusing on literary studies. The Ph.D. program culminates in a dissertation, both for the literature and creative writing students. Demonstration of proficiency in a foreign language is required for the Ph.D. Take a closer look at our faculty’s involvement with American Exceptionalism and Postcolonial theory. Binghamton University is often associated with World Systems Theory, developed in large part by retired Binghamton professor Immanuel Wallerstein. Current BU professors in Postmodern and Postcolonial studies are important contributors to the academic discussion of oppression, globalization, and identity. Binghamton also offers certification programs for those wishing to teach English up through a high school level. For information about MAT (Master of Arts in Teaching) and the MSEd (Master of Science in Education), please visit the Graduate Department of Education website. We encourage all prospective students to learn more about our faculty and programs though our English Department website, and to contact our graduate director with any additional questions.


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

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid: Yes

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Locale: Midsize Suburb

Size & Settings: 10,000-19,999