Graduate Bulletin

Spring 2018

Admission requirements for the Department of Technology and Society

Admission to the M.S. and Ph.D. programs is handled separately by the Departmental admissions committee. The requirements for admission to graduate study in this department include:

A.  A bachelors degree in engineering, natural sciences, social sciences, mathematics, or a closely related area from an accredited college or university. For admission to the M.S., students who elect to take a block of elective courses within the Energy and Environmental Systems and the Energy, Technology, and Policy focus areas will need to have completed prerequisite courses of one year of calculus (MAT 131, 132 or equivalent).

B.  A minimum undergraduate grade point average of 3.00.

C.  Three letters of recommendation.

D.  Graduate Record Examination (GRE) General Test scores.

E.  Acceptance by the Department of Technology and Society and the Graduate School.

F.  If your native or primary language is not English, a test to measure your English proficiency is required. The department and Graduate School accept TOEFL and IELTS examination scores.  English proficiency requirements for the master’s and the Ph.D. programs are different.  For the master’s program, the minimum score for TOEFL is 85 and an overall score of 6.5 with no subsection below 6 for IELTS.  For the Ph.D. program, the minimum score for TOEFL is 90 and the overall score of 7.5 with no subsection below 6.5 for IELTS.

G. A Statement of Purpose describing the applicant’s relevant past experience and immediate and long-term goals. For the master’s program, your statement of purpose must include your focus area:  Educational Technology, Energy and Environmental Systems, Global Technology Management, or Energy, Technology, and Policy. (Please state your focus area at the top of the personal statement page.)   For the D. program, the statement of purpose should describe how the type of research that students expect to conduct while in the program relates to one of the department’s research areas, energy and environmental systems and/or Engineering Education, Management, and Policy. .

H. All official transcripts, recommendation letters (those not uploaded in the Graduate School’s online application system), etc. must be sent to the Department of Technology and Society, College of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, N.Y. 11794-4404.  ,. In special cases, applicants who do not satisfy requirement a or b may be admitted on a conditional basis and may be subject to additional course requirements. Appropriate courses taken in non-matriculated status may be applied towards the M.S. degree in Technological Systems Management and the Ph.D. degree in Technology, Policy, and Innovation; however, no more than 12 credits taken in non-matriculated status can be applied to the credit requirements for the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees.

For admission to the Advanced Graduate Certificate program, students must have a bachelor’s degree and an undergraduate GPA of at least

3.0. Students with lower averages may be admitted in non-matriculated status that may be changed upon earning six or more graduate credits applicable to the Certificate with a GPA of 3.0 or higher.

Credits for Certificate program courses may be applied to requirements for the M.S. degree in Technological Systems Management, subject to Graduate School rules and limitations; however, no more than 12 credits may be transferred.