Master of Arts in Teaching Application Instructions

The following required materials must be submitted electronically as a part of your ApplyYourself application Everything listed below is required. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.

Admissions Requirements

For admission to graduate study, the following are required:

  1. Personal statement. (Guidelines are published on the application website)
  2. GRE scores. Arrange to have Educational Testing Services (ETS) send official GRE score reports to Stony Brook University (school code: 2548/Stony Brook SUNY Center). Only the general exam results are required; subject exams are not necessary.
  3. Official transcript(s) from all colleges and universities attended. Transcript must indicate the conferral of a bachelor's degree and must confirm that you have the required academic major or course work as described on your program description page. 
  4. One year of college-level study of a foreign language with a grade of “C” or better (Nore: This may include American Sign Language; MAT in Foreign Language applicants have additional language requirements -- please see the individual program pages).
  5. Three letters of recommendation. 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.
  6. In those cases where the departmental admissions committee deems it desirable, personal interviews with departmental representatives may be requested.

International Students/Language Requirements 
There are additional requirements for international applicants or those for whom English is not their primary language. » View details

Conditional Admission
Under certain circumstances, promising candidates who lack the required academic preparation may be considered for conditional admission. » Conditional Admissions Policy

Stony Brook University/SUNY is an affirmative action, equal opportunity educator and employer. Stony Brook University is 100 percent tobacco-free.

 How to Apply

  • Applications, letters of recommendation, personal statements, and the nonrefundable $100 application fee are submitted online through Apply Yourself.
  • Students are also required to submit an immunization form to Student Health Services. Visit the Student Health Services Web site for more information.
  • Transcripts, test results (sent from Educational Testing Services) and any other supporting materials not included in your electronic application can be sent to the intended program directors listed below. All materials must be submitted by the published deadlines before the application will be reviewed.

MAT English

Dr. Nicole Galante
Department of English
Stony Brook University
Stony Brook, NY  11794-5350

Application Deadline Dates:

Fall: April 21
Spring: October 31

MAT Foreign Language

Mary Wilmarth
Dept. of European Languages
Humanities 2127
Stony Brook University
Stony Brook, NY 11794-5359

Application Deadline Dates:

Fall: March 31 
Spring: October 31

MAT Mathematics

Donna McWilliams
Department of Mathematics
Stony Brook University
Stony Brook, NY 11794-3651

Application Deadline Dates:

Fall: March 31 
Spring: October 31

MAT Social Studies

Graduate Program Coordinator - MAT Social Studies
S651 Social and Behavioral Sciences
Stony Brook University
Stony Brook, NY 11794-4348

Application Deadline Dates:

Summer/Fall: March 31 
Spring: October 31

MAT Science (except Earth Science)

Judy Nimmo, Administrator
Institute for STEM Education
092 Life Sciences Building
Stony Brook University
Stony Brook, NY  11794-5233

Application Deadline Dates:

Fall: March 31 
Spring: October 31

MAT in Earth Science

Crystal Garcia
Department of Geosciences
255 Earth and Space Sciences Building
Stony Brook University
Stony Brook, NY, 11794-2100

Application Deadline Dates:

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



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Contact Information

For application procedure questions contact:
MAT Admissions 
School of Professional Development
2321 Computer Science Building
Stony Brook University
Stony Brook, NY 11794 - 4434
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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