Master of Arts in Teaching Application Instructions

The application process has online and paper components. Everything listed below is required. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.

Online Component
The five steps below are completed online.


Complete the MAT Online Orientation and submit the required online Orientation Checklist at the end of the online orientation section, under SIGN OUT.


Go to the Apply Yourself website and click on the "Create Account" button. You may log in and out as many times as needed to complete your application.


Create a 500-750-word application essay (guidelines are posted in Apply Yourself).


Application Fee. Submit the nonrefundable $100 application fee via credit card. (Instructions are on the Apply Yourself website.)


Arrange to have Educational Testing Services (ETS) send official GRE score reports to Stony Brook University (school code: 2548). Only the general exam results are required; subject exams are not necessary.

Supplemental Materials
The following required materials must be collected into a single envelope and mailed, inone application package, to:

MAT Admissions
School of Professional Development
N-201 Social and Behavioral Sciences
Stony Brook University
Stony Brook, NY 11794-4310 (must use full zip code)

THE REQUIRED MATERIALS MUST BE COLLECTED BY YOU, THE STUDENT, AND SENT TO SPD TOGETHER IN ONE (1) PACKAGE (ENVELOPE). Application materials that arrive in separate envelopes will not be reviewed.


Three (3) letters of recommendation (recommendation forms can be printed from Apply Yourself): Two of the three recommendations must be from faculty with whom you have completed a course of study at the college level. It would be preferable that these faculty be in the area of your major. Have the recommendation letters sent to you, the student; do not open the envelopes.


A copy of your sealed, official transcriptsent to you, the student, from all colleges or universities attended. Do not open the transcript envelope. (Transcript must reflect conferral of a bachelor's degree.)

Immunization Form


Print, fill out, and return the Immunization Form (PDF) demonstrating proof of immunity to measles, mumps and rubella in compliance with New York State Public Health Law 2165. The form contains instructions for completion and the mailing address for Student Health Services. Do NOT submit to the School of Professional Development.

Application Deadlines

Application packages will be forwarded to the academic department for review and admission decision only if they are completed by the appropriate deadline cited below.

MAT English
Fall: April 21
Spring: October 31

MAT Foreign Language
Fall: March 31 
Spring: October 31

MAT Mathematics
Fall: March 31 
Spring: October 31

MAT Social Studies
Summer/Fall: March 31 
Spring: October 31

MAT Science (except Earth Science)
Fall: March 31 
Spring: October 31

MAT in Earth Science
Applications are accepted on a rolling basis for admission in the Fall, Spring and Summer terms.

Contact Information

For application procedure questions contact:
MAT Admissions
School of Professional Development
Stony Brook University
Stony Brook, NY 11794-4310
Telephone: 631-632-7050 
Fax: 631-632-4992

For program information contact the program advisor listed on the MAT Program page:

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