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Stony Brook University Graduate School Admissions

Master Your Future. Transform Tomorrow.

At Stony Brook University, we equip students with the knowledge and tools to address the most critical issues facing our world today. Our graduates are leaders, inventors, discoverers, and agents for social change. With more than 140 graduate and professional programs across the Graduate School, the School of Professional Development, and Health Sciences, Stony Brook can help you master your future and transform tomorrow.

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Please verify application deadlines with your program of interest as these dates do vary by program. The 2021 application fee for admission to the Graduate School is $100. The application fee for admission to a non-matriculated program is $25. All applicants are required to pay the application fee. Exceptions are limited to:

  • Applicants who re-apply for admission within one academic year of declining an official offer of admission. Please attach a copy of the offer letter and a copy of the email declining admission to the application before submission.  These items are needed for review and approval
  • Students who are U.S. citizens and have current documentation from a financial aid administrator of an appropriate college or university official substantiating that they are currently enrolled and that the payment of the application would create a financial hardship (complete financial information for the current academic year must be provided, including total cost of education and amount and types of financial aid received). To qualify, applicants must include the necessary documentation listed above at the time of application submission review. These items are needed for review and approval.
  • Current students who have a fellowship/scholarship through EOP, HEOP, SEEK, McNair, Project 1000, AGEP, CSTEP, LSAMP, and AMSNY. To qualify, applicants must have a letter or email from the appropriate agency sent to the Graduate School attached to the application upon submission for review and approval of the application fee waiver request.
  • Veterans of the United States Military Service, currently on Active Duty of members of the National Guard or Reserves are exempt from paying the graduate application fee. NOTE: Before fee waiver is applied, veterans must be vetted through the Office of Veteran Affairs at Stony Brook University and must submit a copy of their discharge paperwork (DD Form 214) with their application submission for review and approval of the application fee waiver request.

For further information on application fee waivers and the fee waiver request process, please visit this page.

All applications must be submitted electronically through our online application system. Once you create an account, you can save and update your material as often as necessary until you click the “Submit” button. Once your application is submitted, you can log on to track its status.

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Before submitting your application, please refer to our application checklist to ensure all required documents have been included. The checklist is available for download here: Application Checklist.

For questions about the application and application process, see our FAQs.

NOTE: Though the Graduate Bulletin has information for both Graduate School and School of Professional Development (SPD) programs, the two schools have different applications, deadlines, and requirements. Before you begin your application, please refer to the Bulletin to verify that you have the correct application. The application link is listed on each program home page.

The Health Science Schools also offer professional and graduate degrees; their programs are not in the Bulletin. For more information on their programs, see

Admissions FAQs

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