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Applying to the Ph.D. Program

The application deadline for the PhD program is December 1, 2016.

Before you apply to the doctoral program, you are strongly advised to contact a faculty member. First, review the research interests and publications of the program faculty and identify one or two faculty members whose interests coincide with yours. Then, contact the faculty member with a detailed description of specific research questions that interest you, your educational and research background, and any special skills, training or experience you may have. Ask if the faculty member would be interested in being your temporary advisor. Students apply for, and are admitted to, the program, not to specific research labs. However, prior contact with and support of a faculty member would increase your chances of being admitted to the program.

Applications are online via the Graduate School.

In addition to completing the application form and statement of purpose, applicants must provide the following:

(1) official transcripts of undergraduate and (if applicable) graduate course work
(2) official Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores (Stony Brook's code for score reporting is 2548)
(3) three letters of recommendation
(4) and a non-refundable application fee of $100.00. (Please note that applications will not be processed without the $100.00 fee.)
(5) TOEFL or IETLS scores if English is not your primary or native language
(6) CV

Applying to the M.A. Program

The application deadline for the M.A. Program: preferred application date: January 15, 2017, applications reviewed through April 15, 2017.

Early submission of materials is strongly encouraged and can result in early acceptance into the program. The M.A. program only admits students in the fall.

The Department does not offer support for M.A. students; loans and other financial aid may be available through the University. Stony Brook University has among the lowest tuition and fees of any university in the U.S.

Applications are online via the Graduate School.

In addition to completing the application form and statement of purpose, applicants must provide the following:

(1) Official transcripts of all undergraduate and (if applicable) graduate course work
(2) A calculus course is required for admission. Please state when you have or plan to take this course. This may be noted at the end of your the Statement of Purpose.
(3) State at the end of the Statement of Purpose if you are applying to the Ecological or Evolutionary track.
(4) Official Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores (Stony Brook's code for score reporting is 2548)
(5) Three letters of recommendation
(6) A non-refundable application fee of $100.00. (Please note that applications will not be processed without the $100.00 fee.)
(7) TOEFL or IETLS scores if English is not your primary or native language

For more information on applying to either program, call the Ecology and Evolution departmental office (631-632-8604). You may also email the Ecology and Evolution department's Graduate Program Coordinator, the Ph.D. Program Director and the M.A. Program Director.

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