Deadlines:

  • January 15 (Fall matriculation)
  • October 1 (Spring matriculation - MA only)

Applications must be submitted on-line through the Graduate School. In addition to the materials required by the Graduate School (see the Admissions FAQs and Completed Application Checklist), we require:

  1. Electronic copies of unofficial transcripts from each education institution you have attended (use the link in the application system for uploading transcripts).
  2. A writing sample of approximately 10 pages (for MA applicants) or 20 pages (for PhD applicants), to be uploaded under supplemental materials.

Submitting all your application materials online will save paper and expedite the review process.

Accordingly, please request that your recommenders submit their letters through the on-line system (this option will be available to you as you complete the application).

The only item that needs to be sent as a hard copy is your official transcripts, as required by the Graduate School. Please have these mailed to: 

Graduate Program Coordinator
Department of English
Stony Brook University
Stony Brook, NY 11794-5350

Department of English, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY 11794-5350 - Undergraduate: 631 632-7400 | Graduate: 631 632-7373