Application Information - Graduate

Graduate Applications

Thank you for your interest in graduate studies in the Geosciences Department at Stony Brook University. For applications to the PhD in Geosciences, MS Degree with Thesis in Geosciences, MS in Hydrogeology, and MS in Earth and Space Science, please go to the Admissions Link located at the Graduate School website.

For the M.A.T. Earth Sciences program, or if you wish to take any course as a non-matriculated student, you must apply through the Admissions link at the School of Professional Development.

Admission to the Geosciences Programs at Stony Brook University

For admission to the Graduate Program in Geosciences, the following, in addition to the Graduate School requirements, are required:

A. A bachelor's degree in one of the earth or space sciences or in biology, chemistry, physics, mathematics, or engineering. 
B. A minimum average of B for all undergraduate coursework and a B average for courses in the sciences.
C. Results of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) General Test. 
D. Acceptance by both the Department and the Graduate School
In special cases, a student not meeting requirements A and B may be admitted on a provisional basis. Upon admission, the student will be informed of the requirements that must be satisfied for termination of provisional status. 

For more information on applications, please contact:

Crystal Garcia, Graduate Program Coordinator
Email: Crystal.Garcia "at" 
Phone: 1-631-632-8200 

Further information on the Geosciences MS and PhD programs, please contact:

Professor Timothy Glotch, Graduate Director
Email: Timothy.Glotch "at" 
Phone: 1-631-632-1168 

Further information on the Masters in Teaching (M.A.T.) Earth and Space Science, or the MS in Earth and Space Science, please contact:

Professor Gil Hanson
Email: Gilbert.Hanson "at"
Phone: 1-631-632-8210

News & Announcements

Geosciences Seminar

Geosciences Department Newsletter


Stony Brook Geosciences going Far Beyond: Newest Department of Geosciences faculty member Weisen Shen's seismological research takes him to the South Pole.

Richard Reeder named Vice President for Research and Operations Manager

Mars Rover collects exciting evidence from Gale Crater

Congratulations to Scott McLennan who was named Distinguished Professor

Funding Opportunity for MS applicants interested in Instrumentation

Geosciences alum Barbara Cohen named to leadership position for Mars Exploration Rovers 

Q & A with Geosciences Graduate Student Steven Jaret as he prepares for the International FameLab national finals in Washington D.C. 

Geosciences Graduate Students bring hands-on Science education to area elementary schools

Melissa Sims chosen to introduce Secretary of Energy at NSLS-II Dedication

Celebrating Robert Cooper Liebermann

Professor Joel Hurowitz named Deputy PI for Mars 2020 Rover Instrument

PhD Student Yuyan (Sara) Zhao selected for Prestigious Dwornik Award

Professor Timothy Glotch to lead NASA funded research team

Professor Martin Schoonen named Chairman of the Environmental Sciences Department at BNL

Professors John Parise and Artem Oganov pursue Materials Genome Initiative

Professor Deanne Rogers finds evidence for past groundwater on Mars

Professor Robert Liebermann accepts Edward A. Flinn Award

Professor Scott McLennan selected for NASA's Mars Science Laboratory Team

Professor Timothy Glotch receives NSF Career Award

Geosciences PhD Francis McCubbin receives Presidential Early Career Award

Professor Scott McLennan on NASA team that finds new evidence for water at Mars crater

Geoscience Researchers Develop Numerical Model to Better Forecast Forces Behind Earthquakes 

Geoscience Professor Don Weidner selected to receive Inge Lehman Medal

Geoscience researchers find that natural minerals disinfect drinking water

Professor Dan Davis publishes 4th edition of "Turn Left at Orion"

Stony Brook PhD and Faculty Advisor Show that the Moon Isn't as Dry as Previously Thought

The Department welcomes its new faculty member, Deanne Rogers

Jerome Varriale, Geosciences major, Named URECA Researcher of the Month  


Department of Geosciences - Earth and Space Science Building, Stony Brook, NY 11794-2100  Phone: (631) 632-8200
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