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Graduate Applications

Thank you for your interest in graduate studies in the Geosciences Department at Stony Brook University. For applications to the PhD in Geosciences and MS Degree with Thesis in Geosciences, please go to the Graduate School website. 

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For information regarding fee waivers for PhD applications, please click here.

Additional requirements are included below.

For the M.A.T. Earth Sciences program, or if you wish to take any course as a non-matriculated student, the requirements may differ, and you must apply to the School of Professional Development.

Admission Requirements to the Geosciences Programs* at Stony Brook University

For admission to the Graduate Program in Geosciences, the following, in addition to the Graduate School requirements, are required:

A. Conferred Bachelor's degree in one of the earth or space sciences or in biology, chemistry, physics, mathematics, or engineering. 

B. A minimum average of B for all undergraduate coursework and a B average for courses in the sciences.

C. Acceptance by both the Department and the Graduate School

In special cases, a student not meeting requirements A and B may be admitted on a provisional basis. Upon admission, the student will be informed of the requirements that must be satisfied for termination of provisional status. 

PLEASE NOTE: Graduate Record Examination (GRE) General Test scores will not be considered or accepted in application materials.

 *This applies to all programs except for the M.A.T. Earth Sciences Program.  For M.A.T. admission requirements, please visit the School of Professional Development.

Application Submission Deadlines:

PhD Fall Admission - January 15

MS Fall Admission (International Applicants) - January 15

MS Fall Admission (Domestic Applicants) - July 1

*All applications are due no later than 11:59pm on the respective deadline date*

For more information on applications, please contact:

Rene Andersen, Academic Programs Coordinator
Phone: 1-631-632-8554 

For further information on the Geosciences MS and PhD programs, please contact:

Professor Deanne Rogers, Graduate Program Director
Phone:  1-631-632-1509

For further information on the Masters in Teaching (M.A.T.) Earth and Space Science, please contact:

Professor Joel Hurowitz
Phone: 1-631-632-5355