To be considered for admission to Graduate Programs in Cultural Analysis and Theory, all applicants must hold a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university with a suitable overall grade point average and with a high average in a major field appropriate to study in Comparative Literature, Cultural Studies or Women's & Gender Studies. In addition, they must submit the following by January 15th:
B.A. or M.A. degree from a recognized institution in a suitable area of study;
An official on-line graduate application, and three letters of recommendation;
- Two official copies of all previous college transcripts. (Transcripts of both undergraduate and graduate work must be submitted. If a student attended a junior college whose credits and grades are not listed on the senior college transcript, a separate junior college transcript is required.) International students must submit certified English translations of transcripts;
For international students, proficiency in English as demonstrated by a minimum TOEFL score of 550 (paper) or 213 (computer); OR an IELTS total score of 6.5. In order to teach, any graduate student whose native language is not English must score 55 or above on the TSE or SPEAK test OR obtain a score of 7.0 or better in the speaking component of the IELTS test. The website for ETS (TOEFL & GRE) is www.ets.org;
An appropriate score on the Graduate Record Examination General Test (GRE) Institution Code 2548; Department Code 2902
Two term papers or other writing samples (20-25 pages) in literature, cultural studies, or women's and gender studies (or a related field), depending on the track applied for.
An application fee of $100.00.
In addition to your online application and uploaded documents, please send original transcripts to:
Stony Brook State University of New York
Department of Cultural Analysis and Theory Department,
Humanities Building - Room 2048
Stony Brook, NY 11794-5355
Tuition and Financial Support
As of January 2012, the tuition for one academic year of study for a resident of New York State was $9,370. For non-residents the tuition for one academic year of study was $16,680.
Any applicant admitted to Graduate Studies in to the Cultural Analysis and Theory department is automatically considered for financial aid. A limited number of full and partial teaching assistantships are available.
During the academic year 2012-13, a full assistantship carries a stipend of $17,145, plus a full Tuition Scholarship. Students with excellent grades and GRE scores are strongly urged to apply early in the fall semester prior to the year they plan to begin their studies so that the program can nominate them for special fellowships, such as the Graduate Council Fellowship, which in 2012-13 carries a stipend of $24,145 plus a full Tuition Scholarship. In addition, minority applicants are eligible to be nominated for the Turner Fellowship, which also carries a stipend of $17,145 plus a full Tuition Scholarship.
All New York State resident graduate students who apply for a Tuition Scholarship must apply for TAP (Tuition Assistance Program). New York State residents who are ineligible for TAP for financial reasons must provide the Graduate School with documentation proving their ineligibility. Students from outside New York State should investigate other sources of financial aid. All students with Tuition Scholarship of any kind must apply for New York residency immediately on arrival at Stony Brook. Beginning with the student's second semester of study, Tuition Scholarship cover only the amount of in-state tuition; students who choose to maintain residency in another state are required to make up the difference from their own funds.
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Our Fourth Annual Graduate Student Conference, entitled “CONTAINERS”, will be held October 18-19, 2013 at Stony Brook Manhattan. We will be exploring interdisciplinary ideas of containment through the lenses of art, literature, political science, performance studies, film, and cultural and media studies. We are proud to announce that this year’s keynote speaker will be Jasbir Puar, Associate Professor of Women’s and Gender Studies at Rutgers University.
The department of Cultural Analysis and Theory in collaboration with HISB, has invited Dr. Catherine Malabou to Stony Brook this coming 22-23 October. Dr. Catherine Malabou will give a Public Lecture, “From Sorrow to Indifference” at 4.30 p.m. on 22 October. The next morning, 23 October, she will lead a seminar taking off from the topic of her book, What Should We Do With Our Brain? Participants in the seminar will be asked to read a text in preparation for the discussion.
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Brooke Belisle, a 2013 New Faculty Fellow of the American Council of Learned Societies will join the department next year. "Click here for more information"
New MA/PhD in Women's and Gender Studies