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Mission Statement

Our Vision

The Graduate School of Stony Brook University is committed to the highest standards of academic excellence, a diverse and productive academic community, and ethical conduct in research and scholarship.

Our Mission

The Graduate School provides support, oversight, and advocacy for graduate education at Stony Brook University. By promoting a fertile diversity of people and ideas, we encourage the creativity and independent thought that best serves our people and programs. We strive to produce and disseminate the knowledge that will solve human problems both locally and globally, and thereby become a source of intellectual capital and leadership for our community, our state, our nation, and our world.

To fulfill this mission, we:
  • Work to attract the brightest and most promising students and faculty
  • Support academic progress and timely completion
  • Evaluate and improve policies and performance
  • Advocate for quality, integrity, and funding