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Welcome to Stony Brook!

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Welcome to the Graduate School at Stony Brook University! A graduate degree has been shown to be the surest way to career success, no matter your intellectual or professional goals. Whether you are already part of our academic family or considering joining us, I invite you to explore our website and degree offerings and start your future.

Stony Brook University is renowned as a national and global center for advanced study across the range of academic disciplines. We offer graduate programs in forty-eight disciplines and transdisciplines, covering the Arts and Sciences, Engineering, Business, Journalism, Health and Medicine, as well as Fine Arts. Our membership in the prestigious Association of American Universities, and our partnerships with Brookhaven National Laboratory and Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, put us in the elite of public research universities. And that enables us to offer unique opportunities for you to become involved in cutting edge research and scholarship.

Stony Brook’s graduate students and postdocs are my number one priority, and we in the Graduate School are committed to providing the resources you need to succeed. As you investigate new ideas, discover solutions, and develop advanced skills, the Graduate School will be there for you. We provide a full range of services and funding opportunities , including: Graduate Council Fellowships and Turner Fellowships; advising on external scholarships and fellowships ; an array of professional development offerings ; and the Graduate Student Advocate. We’re also home to the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs and the Center for Inclusive Education. Each year, we recognize the outstanding achievements of our graduate students in teaching and research with awards like the President's Awards for Distinguished Doctoral Students and the President’s Award for Excellence in Teaching by a Graduate Student, as well as recognizing our students’ extraordinary success in national competitions like the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program and the Fulbright U.S. Student Program. We provide mentoring programs, training in communicating science through the groundbreaking Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science, myriad social activities, and travel funding through the Graduate Student Organization.

Research universities like Stony Brook are built on the combined creativity and hard work of outstanding faculty, students, and staff. Graduate students and postdocs like you -- from right here in New York and from around the world, in all their diversity and distinction--bring passion, insight, and creativity to the community of scholars. You will inherit and augment the knowledge of the past, and become the leaders and innovators of tomorrow. At Stony Brook you will not only begin to address the grand challenges facing our nation and globe, but you will also build your future.

If you have questions, or would like to meet with our faculty, staff, and students, please contact the Graduate School directly by emailing or visiting our Contact Us page. We are confident that you will thrive at Stony Brook and look forward to welcoming you.

Eric Wertheimer
Dean and Vice Provost
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