Admissions

Spring Admission

Spring admission is open to Domestic Applicants only (ie: U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents - a copy of the permanent resident card is required with application.)
Deadline for receipt of applications and all supporting materials is OCTOBER 1st.
Domestic students must still complete a GRE
Any applicant who is not a native or primary speaker of English must present a minimum score for either the TOEFL or IELTS tests. (Including those applicants who have graduated from a United States university or a university that teaches solely in English).

 

Fall Admission

For Doctoral applicants wishing to receive financial support consideration, FALL deadline for receipt of applications and all supporting materials is DECEMBER 15th. For all other applicants final FALL deadline for receipt of applications and all supporting materials is January 15th.

Requirements for Admission of International Graduate Students

Minimum GRE (old scoring scale) Minimum GRE (new scoring scale)
Verbal 500 Verbal 150
Quantative 750 Quantative 159
Written Analytical 3 Written Analytical 3

Minimum GPA

Equal to a 3.3 (determined as per calculation by Graduate School)

Minimum TOEFL

90 IBT (internet-based) (PhD applicants must receive a Speak section score of at least 20 in order to be considered for admission, and  a Speak section score of at least 22 to be considered for a TA position.) Note: If IELTS (International English Language Testing System) test is taken instead of TOEFL - a score of 6.5 is passing (all sub-scores must also be above 6.0)

Domestic students must still complete a GRE.

Any applicant who is not a native or primary speaker of English must present a minimum score for either the TOEFL or IELTS tests. (Including those applicants who have graduated from a United States university or a university that teaches solely in English).

 

How To Apply

Admission into the Electrical Engineering or Computer Engineering program requires the completion of an online Admissions Application Form. (We do not accept hard-copy applications) All letters of offer will be sent electronically to the email address listed in the Apply Yourself Application (Please review the “checking on your status” section below for more details).

 

Graduate Application Material

The following items should be mailed to the department in hard copy form:
1. Two Official Transcripts from all previously attended Colleges or Universities listed on your application.
2. Any Letters of Recommendation that have not been submitted electronically.
3. Original report pages of IETLS exams.

All other exam scores should be reported on your application and submitted electronically through ETS using the University Code 2548.

All other application materials should be submitted electronically through Apply Yourself.

Please Do Not send any financial documents or bank statements with your application materials (should you be accepted to our program, we will notify you at that time of which materials we will need.)

Secondary School mark-sheets, achievement awards, and certificates are also unnecessary. (You may however, chose to upload your CV in the “additional supplemental material” section on the Apply Yourself Application.)

 

All Hard Copy Application Materials Should Be Mailed to:
Stony Brook University
Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering
Light Engineering Building, Room 273
Stony Brook, NY 11794-2350

Checking on the Status of Your Application

Fall applications will be reviewed in February. If your application file is missing anything, it will be listed on your Apply Yourself Status. You should continually check this status to keep up-to-date with all changes and notifications made to your application by the Department or Graduate School.

Due to the high volume of applications we receive, we can’t respond to e-mails checking on status until AFTER April 15th. We ask that you do not send us numerous e-mails checking on the status of your application or telephone us regarding application status.

Offer letters will begin to be sent out in March. All offer letters will be sent electronically to the email address used in the Apply Yourself Application. Please be sure that you list a correct and current email address on your application. Be sure to check your email, and the Apply Yourself status often, in order to stay aware of any correspondence from the Department or Graduate School.

If you DO NOT receive a letter of offer, or any notification from us by April 15th, you should contact us at that time.

We appreciate your patience during this busy time of year.

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering • Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY 11794-2350 • Phone : 631-632-8400 or Fax : 631-632-8494