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Admission to the Ph.D. in Technology, Policy and Innovation

To apply for admission to Ph.D. study in T&S, applicants must have:

  1. A bachelor’s degree in engineering, natural sciences, social sciences, mathematics, or a closely related area from an accredited college or university.
  2. A minimum undergraduate grade point average of 3.0;
  3. Three letters of recommendation;
  4. If your native or primary language is not English, a TOEFL or IELTS examination is required. Minimum score requirements can be found on the Graduate School's website located hereEnglish proficiency scores (TOELF or IELTS exams) must be sent electronically sent to Stony Brook University (2548).
  5. A Statement of Purpose describing the applicant’s relevant past experience and immediate and long-term goals. Applicants should describe how the type of research that they expect to conduct while in the program relates to one of the department’s research areas, energy and environmental systems and engineering education, management, and policy.
  6. Curriculum Vitae (CV);
  7. Applicants with domestic credentials must submit an official transcript from each college or university attended, regardless of whether a degree was conferred. 
  8. Applicants with international credentials must submit an official English translation of all coursework showing a complete course-by-course record, GPA, degree, and institution, in addition to the original documents. In some instances where the coursework, degree equivalency, GPA, and/or institution cannot be verified, a course-by-course evaluation from one of Stony Brook University's approved NACES members listed below, may be requested from the applicant:  World Education Services (WES), International Education Evaluations, Inc (IEE), Education Credential Evaluators (ICE).

All official transcripts must be sent to the address listed below.

The Graduate School
Stony Brook University
2401 Computer Science Building
Stony Brook, New York 11794-4723
(631)  632-4723
Official E-Transcripts: email to

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Additional information about the application process can be found at the Graduate School’s Application Checklist web site. 

The deadline for submission of applications and all supporting documents for the Fall 2024 semester for prospective Ph.D. students is January 17, 2025.

Supporting documents include:  three letters of recommendations, a Statement of Purpose and Curriculum Vitae (CV) and English proficiency scores (TOELF or IELTS exams) which must be sent electronically sent to Stony Brook University (2548).  We will not accept supporting documents after the January 17, 2024 deadline.