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

Harpur College of Arts and Sciences

Psychology - Cognitive and Brain Sciences


PO Box 6000

Binghamton, NY 13902

United States





Program Information

Degrees Offered:

PhD: There is no terminal masters program, although a masters degree is earned en route to the PhD.

Format: Campus

Program Description:

Binghamton University’s graduate study in Cognitive Psychology allows students the opportunity to learn from distinguished faculty and gain research skills that prepare them for professional success. Professors in our department have extensive experience in linguistics, learning, perception, cognitive development, as well as numerous other areas of specialization. Students can pursue their own areas of focus in a highly individualized setting. Current research being conducted at Binghamton includes the use of electrophysiology and eye-tracking for attention and behavior studies, explorations of the structuring of knowledge and memory, and the development of novel teaching techniques to accommodate diverse ability levels in children. We also encourage collaboration with other branches of psychology, realizing that discoveries in cognition have applications from clinical psychology to behavioral neuroscience. Our ongoing research in such cross-disciplinary studies includes the understanding and treatment of anxiety disorders, depression, and schizophrenia. Past Ph.D. students at Binghamton have had the opportunities to take internships in a variety of industries, including IBM, Motorola, NASA, and Microsoft. The low cost of living in Binghamton allows for great value, and the university has even partnered with local industries in past research. Our program is funded, offering both teaching assistantships to give students educational experience, and research assistantships. A previous M.A. in Psychology is not a requirement for admission, so students with strong undergraduate records may also apply. We invite you to visit our Department of Psychology website to see our faculty and student profiles, and to learn more about what our program has to offer.


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

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