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

Harpur College of Arts and Sciences



PO Box 6000

Binghamton, NY 13902

United States





Program Information

Degrees Offered:


Format: Campus

Program Description:

The Department of Sociology at Binghamton University is comprised of supportive and energizing students and faculty from around the globe. Because it is a small program, students have ample opportunity to engage with their professors directly, and are able to pursue individualized courses of study. Collectively members of our faculty have authored more than 30 books. Their special focuses are supported by a firm grounding in world historical studies and a wide range of theory and methodology. The department’s overarching goal is to promote independent scholarly development. Recent Ph.D. recipients have achieved positions across the United States (Syracuse University, Rowan University, UC California-Berkeley) and abroad (Ankara University in Istanbul, Rhodes University in South Africa). Areas of research and specialization among our faculty include: • Political Economy • Race and Gender Studies • Hierarchies of Class • World Systems Analysis • Globalization and Deglobalization • Culture, Power, and Knowledge The Ph.D. program typically requires five years of study. A Master’s in Sociology is not essential for acceptance, and those with extensive training in history, geography, economics, anthropology, and political science are also encouraged to apply. We invite you to read faculty and student profiles at our website, and to learn more about the Binghamton University Graduate Department in Sociology.


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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