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For applicants to the Cognitive Science, Integrative Neuroscience, and Social and Health programs :
These programs do not require either the GRE General Test or the subject GRE for admissions.
For applicants to the Clinical program:
Neither the GRE general test nor the Psychology subject test is required for application or admission to the program. However, as of now, all applicants who are ultimately admitted to the program will be required to demonstrate basic foundational knowledge in psychology (specifically social and developmental psychology). This can be demonstrated through either (a) grades of B or better in undergraduate coursework in social and developmental psychology, or (b) the GRE subject test, provided your score is at or above the 70th percentile (admitted students may take the subject test after beginning the program). The institution code for the GRE test is 2548.
Yes, all applicants whose native language is not English are required to take the TOEFL.
We do not require supplemental materials. Although a CV (Curriculum Vitae) is not required, it is recommended. To complete your application, you need to submit three letters of recommendation, all transcripts listed on your application and GRE scores. If English is not your primary language, TOEFL scores are required, as well, for international and domestic applicants.
No, we will request official transcripts if an offer is extended. It's important that your application file is electronically complete. Unofficial transcripts will be accepted for review purposes.
It is to your advantage to have your application file on-line. It's easier to review your file. If you decide to mail your transcripts and letters of recommendation, please mail to:Graduate Office Department of Psychology Stony Brook University Stony Brook, NY 11794-2500
In most cases the decision will be clear once you have read about the faculty research interests in Integrative Neuroscience, Clinical Psychology, Cognitive Science, and Social and Health Psychology.
Make sure to include a description of your interests and research experiences. Be sure to mention specific members of our faculty whom you think would be appropriate mentors for you as you pursue these interests at Stony Brook. Although there is not a word limit, it is advised to keep your Personal Statement concise.
You need to apply again through the Graduate School on-line application SLATE system. Only GRE scores can be transferred.
Students will be notified of offers of admission by April 15. Notification is by email and is often preceded by a phone call or email from the faculty mentor. If you have not heard anything by early April, you may be on our waiting list -- please be patient! Rejection notices will be sent by email.
A limited number of your course credits may be transferred to our department. Decisions about credit transfer are made on an individual basis after an offer of admission is made.
Most courses are designed for full-time graduate students; however, with the advance permission of the instructor, sometimes a non-matriculated student is admitted to a psychology graduate course. In addition to contacting the instructor, you will need to contact the School of Professional Development at 632-7050 and fill out a part-time non-matriculated application.
If you have any further questions, please contact:
Marilynn Wollmuth, Graduate Program Coordinator