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Applying to 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.