The Department of History offers a full range of courses and programs in the fields of European and American history and also has particular strength in Ottoman and Middle Eastern history as well as East Asian History. It offers exceptionally strong training in the fields of gender and women's history and in the history of science, technology, and medicine. While concentrating on the history of one nation or geographic area, students are encouraged to develop a comparative or global perspective in their work.
The department cooperates closely with a host of interdisciplinary programs and departments to offer students additional instruction in comparative and world history perspectives. These include the Fernand Braudel Center for the Study of Economies, Historical Systems and Civilizations, the Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, the Center for the Historical Study of Women and Gender, the Asian and Asian American Studies Department, the Middle East and North Africa Studies Program, the Latin American and Caribbean Area Studies Program, the Women's Studies Program, the Judaic Studies Department and the Africana Studies Department.
Doctoral candidates take a comprehensive examination covering one major and two minor fields or one minor and two majors fields. The M.A. degree may be earned in any of the major or regional minor fields listed below.
|United States||Middle East and Ottoman|
|Medieval Europe||East Asia|
|Early Modern Europe||Science, Technology, and Medicine|
|Modern Europe||Women, Gender, and Sexuality|
|Imperialism and Colonialism|
|African Diaspora||Race and Ethnicity|
|Human Rights & International Law||South Asia|
The Graduate School of Binghamton University centralizes the admissions process and collects all applications and materials. Prospective students can request to be added to the Graduate School's email/mail list (to which departments have access) by completing the "Prospect Information Form".
Applicants should see complete application procedures and the online application, at The Graduate School. Prospective students are encouraged to contact The Graduate School (607-777-2151; firstname.lastname@example.org) with any questions they have during the application process.
Applicants for admission to graduate work in history are required to submit their scores in the Graduate Record Examinations, an example of their written work (e.g., a paper submitted in an advanced undergraduate or graduate course), and a statement of their interests and career goals.
The application deadline for fall admission with funding is January 15 (April 15 without funding). For spring semester admission, the deadline is November 1.
Teaching assistantships include tuition waivers, stipends just under $15,000 a year, and excellent medical insurance. Clifford Clark Underrepresented Minority Fellowships are also available. Doctoral students customarily receive four to five years of support, which may include dissertation fellowship support. In addition, a number of Centers associated with the department offer assistantships that entail work on externally-funded projects. Residents of New York who are also admitted without an assistantship or fellowship may apply for the Tuition Assistance Program and frequently obtain on-campus employment.
Please contact the Graduate Secretary, Chris Swartz, at (607) 777-2241 or by e-mail at email@example.com .
Additionally, you can check the Binghamton University Course Bulletin for complete and detailed information on all courses and programs.
Last Updated: 2/4/13