Health Sciences Bulletin


OFFICE OF graduate and health sciences admissions

The Office of Graduate and Health Sciences Admissions (GHSA) processes admissions for Stony Brook University graduate students and undergraduate upper-division health sciences students. Graduate Students interested in other programs should visit the School of Professional Development's program webpage.  Admission requirements vary by program in accordance with the individual schools from which each program originates. More information can be found in your school's section of this bulletin. 

GHSA can be reached at (631) 444-2111 or by email at It is located in the Health Sciences Tower, Level 2, Room 271.

Health Sciences Academic Calendar

Health Sciences courses may consist of one term or one or more module session codes as determined by each school. Terms are the traditional academic periods of August to December (fall) and January to May (spring); module session codes are academic periods of approximately five weeks in length.

The Health Sciences Bulletin lists the courses offered by each school. In addition, students are informed by their school of the academic period and, in the case of module session courses, the number of module sessions required for each course.

Click here for more information about the Health Sciences academic calendars.


Stony Brook Medicine expresses the shared mission of research, clinical care and education – a mission embraced by faculty, staff, researchers and students. Stony Brook Medicine includes Stony Brook University Hospital, School of Dental Medicine, School of Health Professions, Renaissance School of Medicine, School of Nursing and School of Social Welfare, as well as outpatient care sites. The Health Sciences schools work in tandem with the research and clinical care teams to deliver the best ideas in medicine to patients. 


The Long Island State Veterans Home, opened in October 1991, adds a unique healthcare facility to the Stony Brook campus. This 350-bed nursing facility was constructed to serve Long Island veterans’ need for rehabilitation and skilled nursing care. It is one of the only University nursing homes in the United States in which the medical staff hold faculty appointments and the nurses and therapists work closely with faculty in their respective schools. The home provides state-of-the-art, long-term and intermediate-level care to veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces. 


The Center for Medical Humanities, Compassionate Care and Bioethics, situated in the Department of Family, Population and Preventive Medicine in the School of Medicine, was established in 2008. It is devoted to training medical students and health professionals and to conducting high-impact research and scholarship in the three thematic components reflected in its name.

The Center offers more than 30 courses in the medical school curriculum and has an MA track consisting of 10 courses. The Center is actively involved in clinical ethics across the medical center and in the third year clerkships, leads several major community initiatives and dialogues across eastern Long Island, and provides clinician support for the medical student’s free clinic. The Center’s educational and research programs are described in detail on its website.

Health Sciences Library

The Health Sciences Library is the largest health sciences library on Long Island and one of the best in New York State. Its collection of books, journals, reference works and electronic resources is developed in accordance with the teaching, research and patient care needs of six academic programs: Dental Medicine, Health Professions, Medicine, Nursing, Public Health and Social Welfare. The Library’s holdings and services support the various clinical and patient care activities of Stony Brook Medicine and the Long Island State Veterans Home

The Library is located on the third floor of the Health Sciences Center, easily accessible to faculty, staff, students and hospital personnel. The facilities offer a very welcoming environment for study and research, including the Barry S. Coller Learning Center, consisting of a fully equipped computer lab. 

For more information about the Health Sciences Library, including hours of operation, please visit the website.

Other Library Resources

In addition to the Health Sciences Library, the campus has a number of libraries to support students' information needs. The main library on West Campus is The Frank Melville, Jr. Library. In addition, there are three science branch libraries including Chemistry, Science and Engineering, and the Marine and Atmospheric Sciences Information Center, which provide more specialized resources and services in their subject areas.

Division of Laboratory Animal Resources

The Division of Laboratory Animal Resources provides teaching and research services to faculty and students. The facility is equipped to accommodate all types of biomedical research projects that require laboratory animals and has laboratory, classroom and seminar room space as well. Educational programs are arranged on need basis and as required by the National Institutes of Health Office for the Protection from Research Risk.

Brookhaven National Laboratory

Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL) is a multipurpose research laboratory housing large, state-of-the-art facilities such as RHIC, NSLS, NSLS-II (under construction) and the Center for Functional Nanomaterials. Stony Brook is a partner in Brookhaven Science Associates (BSA), managing the Laboratory for the U.S. Department of Energy. Located less than 20 miles from campus, BNL provides many opportunities for collaborative research efforts.

Being Brookhaven Lab's closest university neighbor, Stony Brook is the single largest user of BNL facilities. BNL and the University share an increasing number of joint faculty appointments.

Clinical Affiliations

In addition to clinical placement opportunities at Stony Brook’s world-class hospital facilities, including Stony Brook University Hospital, Stony Brook Southampton Hospital, Stony Brook Eastern Long Island Hospital and Stony Brook Children’s Hospital, our Health Sciences schools affiliate with many other institutions and agencies to place students in clinical rotations. These opportunities are program specific and our program directors will be happy to provide additional information regarding educational, research and clinical rotation opportunities upon request.

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