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Applying to the AMS Graduate Program



Dear Applicants:

Considering the difficulties you are facing in this difficult time, for Fall 2020 applications to our AMS Master's Program, we have waived the requirement for GRE, and extended our application deadlines to:

07/15/2020 for domestic students;

Complete application was due 5/15/2020 for international students (*this deadline was to ensure enough time for the visa related processing), and has now been extended to 07/01/2020 (*this new deadline is for our international students who plan to take classes in the Fall 2020 semester in the online format, and thus do not require visa immediately – OR – for our international students, for example, those who have just received your BS degrees and are still in the US, then we can transfer your undergraduate F-1 to the graduate F-1, and you can continue staying here taking graduate class on campus. ).

*** For all our international students: If you cannot get the visas in time, you can stay in your home country taking our graduate classes remotely. We will be sure that all our courses are available online.

Please contact Professor Wei Zhu <> if you have any academic questions regarding your application.

Please contact Ms. Christine Rota <> if you have any questions regarding the paperwork of your application. 

If you are currently an SBU student, please include your SBU student ID number in your inquiry. 

We look forward to your applications.

Our best wishes,
The AMS Graduate Program 

Thank you for your interest in graduate studies at the department of Applied Mathematics and Statistics at Stony Brook. Please read this entire page before you apply. General application information can be obtained at the Graduate School website or one can go straight to the application website.
All transcripts MUST be mailed directly to the Applied Mathematics and Statistics Department (see address below). In addition, a legible, scanned copy of the transcript must be uploaded onto the application website. Recommendation letters can be sent via the online system or by hard copy. If you choose to send the recommendation letters via hard copy, please send these letters directly to the Applied Mathematics and Statistics Department in signed, sealed envelopes.
For admission to graduate study in Applied Mathematics and Statistics, the minimum requirements are:
   A. A bachelor's degree in mathematics, a natural science, engineering, an applied science, or a social science with a strong mathematics background.
   B. A minimum overall cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0,  and at least a 3.0 average in all courses in pertinent or related  fields.
   C. Results of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) General Test. International students must also obtain TOEFL scores (minimum Total score of 80 or better for MS admission and 90 or better for PhD admission, no  exceptions). GRE and TOEFL scores should be reported by ETS (Educational Testing System) to the Graduate School. The Institutional Code needed is 2548 and the Department code is 0702 (for GRE only) .
   D. Three letters of reference and all transcripts of undergraduate and/or graduate study completed.
The applicant must indicate at least one of the five graduate tracks under the Specialization field in the application form.  Optionally, a scond preference of the academic track may also be included, separated by '/' (i.g. Stat/OR). Applications files are reviewed by the department's Graduate Admissions Committee. Upon the recommendation of the Admissions Committee, the Graduate Program Director will authorize an offer of admission to either our M.S. or Ph.D. program with an initial placement in one of the department's five graduate tracks. All students admitted to the doctoral program will automatically be considered for financial support. M.S. students are not eligible for support.

Provisional Admission: Occasionally, students with marginal grades but signs of greater academic potential are offered provisional admission to our graduate program. Their admission offer will stipulate that they must take courses in their first semester and earn at least a B average in them. Upon satisfying these conditions, they will be allowed to matriculate into regular M.S or Ph.D. student status.



For Spring admission, international students may apply up to October 15th.  US Citizens and permanent residents may apply up to December 1st.

For Fall admission, students applying for Ph.D. with support must submit their application by December 15th to receive full consideration. International students that are not applying for support may apply up to April 1st . US Citizens and permanent residents that are not applying for support may apply up to June 1st .

Address for application documents is:
Department of Applied Math & Statistics Grad Program, Stony Brook University, Math Building P-141, Stony Brook, NY, U.S.A. 11794-3600
If a phone number is needed for the mailing, please use 631-632-8360.
For further information on applied mathematics and statistics graduate program at Stony Brook, please contact the Graduate Program Office by email or call (631) 632-8360.