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Graduate Education at Stony Brook:

Empowering Students to Pursue Tomorrow's Big Ideas


The Graduate School at Stony Brook offers graduate programs in over 48 fields across the Arts and Sciences, Engineering, Business, Journalism, Health and Medicine, as well as the Graduate Arts Campus in Southampton. As a member of the prestigious Association of American Universities and with our partnerships with Brookhaven National Laboratory and Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, we offer a unique opportunity to become involved in cutting-edge research and scholarship.

For a full list of our graduate programs, see the Academic Programs page. 

Graduate School Resources

Academic Programs - This section lays out, at a glance, all of Stony Brook's graduate programs. The directory is searchable by degree -- master's or doctorate -- or certificate program.

Graduate Bulletin - The Graduate Bulletin contains general information about degree requirements, majors and minors, as well as course descriptions. The Bulletin also details all the policies and procedures graduate students are required to know and abide by. For specific information about program requirements, students should visit program websites.

Program Resources -  New graduate programs and changes to existing programs must be approved by the Graduate Council, SUNY Central in Albany and registered with the State Education Department (SED). This section details the step-by-step instructions for preparing and submitting a proposal. This section also contains the guidelines on PhD Program Bylaws/Rules and relevant forms for faculty and staff.

Student Resources - This section contains the following sub-sections:

      • Graduation Information - Here you'll find answers to frequently asked questions regarding graduation requirements, procedures, and deadlines as well as thesis and dissertation guidelines and templates. You'll also find the application for graduation and step-by-step instructions on the process. 
      • Inter-University Doctoral Consortium (IUDC) - The IUDC offers eligible doctoral students in the arts and sciences the opportunity to take graduate courses not offered at their home institution at distinguished universities throughout the greater New York area. This section outlines the registration process for Stony Brook students interested in partner institutions as well as for visitors interested in courses at Stony Brook
      • Thesis & Dissertation Recitals - All upcoming dissertation and thesis defenses are published in this database, which is searchable by name, department, or date. Instruction on how to submit a dissertation or thesis defense announcement are available in the Graduation Information section. 

Graduate School Calendar - The Graduate School Calendar provides detailed information on Graduate School deadlines regarding advancement to candidacy, defense committee requests, graduation applications, and other transactions. This section also includes links to the official academic and university calendars, which are both maintained by the Registrar's Office.