- Primary applications are accepted through SOPHAS.
- For Admissions Deadlines, visit https://publichealth.stonybrookmedicine.edu/admissions.
- Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with a 3.2 GPA or better. Admitted students usually have GPAs that are higher than 3.0.
- Preferred: Doctoral degree in a medical, dental or other healthcare field from an accredited college or university.
- Official transcripts from all post-secondary schools. Transcripts for all degrees earned in schools outside the U.S. or Canada must be evaluated by an agency accredited by the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services.
- Three references from persons who can address the applicant's capacity to complete a course of graduate study. If the applicant is a student or has graduated within the last two years, at least one letter must be from a college or university faculty member with whom the applicant has studied.
- A Cover Letter is required for the primary application. It should be no more than 500 words and should be submitted with your application.
- Your Cover Letter should describe your research interest area(s) and identify potential mentor. In addition, the letter should address how you see this program contributing to your career trajectory.
- Completion of the on-line application.
- A personal interview, if requested by the Research Mentor Matching committee, will be scheduled.
Additional information for international applicants
- Transcripts for all degrees earned in schools outside the U.S. or Canada are required to have a course-by-course educational credential evaluation completed by an agency accredited by the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES). We require the use of World Education Services (WES). This evaluation provides a U.S. course equivalent including semester hours earned, course content, and corresponding letter grade for all courses listed on the international applicant’s transcript. This evaluation must be completed before the application can be considered for admission. The requirement for evaluation of transcripts is waived for graduates of foreign medical schools with a current license to practice in the U.S.
- International applicants who trained in non-English speaking schools and do not reside in an English speaking country are required to take either the TOEFL or IELTS exam. Students whose scores on either of these exams are more than two years old must retake the test. The expected minimum score is for the IELTS exam is 7, with no subsection below 6. The expected minimum score on the TOEFL Internet Based Test is 90.
- For more information about international students services, please visit the SBU Visa and Immigration website.