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Admissions Requirements

For admission to graduate study, the following are required:

  1. Personal statement.  In 500-750 words, please explain how this certificate program will assist you in advancing your professional and/or personal goals.
  2. An   official transcript  indicating conferral of a bachelor's degree (minimum 3.0 cumulative grade point average). 
  3. In those cases where the departmental admissions committee deems it desirable, personal interviews with departmental representatives may be requested.
International Students/Language Requirements

There are additional requirements for international applicants or those for whom English is not their primary language. »   View details.

Conditional Admission

Under certain circumstances, promising candidates who lack the required academic preparation   may  be considered for conditional admission. »   Conditional Admissions Policy

Stony Brook University/SUNY is an affirmative action, equal opportunity educator and employer. Stony Brook University is  100 percent tobacco-free.


How to Apply

All materials must be submitted by the published deadlines. Applications submitted after these deadlines will be accepted on a space-available basis. If there is no space available for the requested term, applications will be considered for the following term. 

  • Applications, personal statements, any other required materials and a nonrefundable $100 application fee are submitted online through Apply Yourself.
  • Students who take courses on campus will also be required to submit an   immunization form  to Student Health Services. Visit the  Student Health Services Web site  for more information.
  • Transcripts and any other supporting materials not included in your electronic application can be sent to:

Elisa Scott
Program Director
2321 Computer Science Building
Stony Brook University
Stony Brook, NY 11794 - 4434

Application Deadline Dates:
Fall: July 1
Spring: December  1
Summer I: April 1
Summer II: May 15


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