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Welcome to Stony Brook!

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Welcome to the Graduate School at Stony Brook University! You may not know it yet, but you are in the right place. We are a welcoming community of students and scholars, and you belong here. Whether you are a current student or considering graduate school, our website is full of information, ranging from resources for professional development to a list of our degree offerings.

Advocating for Stony Brook graduate and professional students as well as postdocs is my passion, and together with the staff of the Graduate School, I am committed to supporting you and supplying resources to help you thrive. We provide a range of services and funding opportunities, including Graduate Council Fellowships and Turner Fellowships; advising on external scholarships and fellowships; and the Graduate Student Advocate. We’re also home to the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs. Each year, we celebrate the outstanding achievements of our graduate students in teaching and research with awards like the President's Awards for Distinguished Doctoral Students, as well as recognizing our students’ extraordinary success in national competitions like the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program and the Fulbright U.S. Student Program. We provide training in communicating research to the general public through the groundbreaking Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science, social activities, and travel funding through the Graduate Student Organization.

Stony Brook University is recognized as a national and global center for advanced study across the range of academic disciplines and is ranked by U. S. News and World Report as among the top 100 Best Graduate Schools. We are uniquely positioned as an elite public research university through our membership in the Association of American Universities, our partnerships with Brookhaven National and Cold Spring Harbor Laboratories, our management of the Pollack-Krasner House and Study Center and the Turkana Basin Institute, and other affiliations. These relationships enable us to offer unique opportunities for you to become involved in cutting edge research and creative activities.

Welcome once again to the Graduate School at Stony Brook University. If you have questions, or would like to meet with our faculty, staff, or students, please contact the Graduate School directly by emailing or visiting our Contact Us page. We are confident that you will thrive at Stony Brook, and we are here to help from application to graduation.

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Celia Marshik
Dean and Vice Provost

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