Health Science Schools


Dean, School of Medicine:
Richard N. Fine

Interim Executive Dean, HSC and
Dean, School of Health Technology and
Craig A. Lehmann

Dean, School of Dental Medicine:
Ray C. Williams

Dean, School of Nursing:
Dr. Lee Ann Xippolitos, Chief Nursing Offier of the Stony Brook University Medical Center, has been appointed interim dean of the Stony Brook University School of Nursing.

Dean, School of Social Welfare:
Frances L. Brisbane


This section provides an overview of Stony Brook's Health Sciences Schools and gives hyperlink references to the programs to which West Campus students may apply. Complete information about Health Sciences programs and courses as well as admission and graduation requirements can be found in the Health Sciences Bulletin at

Enrollment in courses is limited to students enrolled in health sciences programs but some courses are open to West Campus students. The list of open courses is available at the beginning of each enrollment period. Students can also consult the Course Descriptions section in this Bulletin.


The Health Sciences consists of these professional schools: the schools of Medicine, Dental Medicine, Health Technology and Man­agement, Nursing, and Social Welfare. The Stony Brook University Medical Center consists of the School of Medicine and Stony Brook University Hospital. The Health Sciences schools offer professional education to approximately 3,000 students annually and conduct programs in research, service, and continuing professional education. The Hospital and the Long Island State Veterans Home are major teaching facilities for the educational programs of the Center. Professional, technical, and laboratory resources support the academic and research activities of the students and faculty.

The Health Sciences schools have four primary objectives. They seek to increase the supply and proficiency of health professionals in fields of demonstrated regional, state, and national need; provide health care of sufficient variety and quality to enable professional education and related research to occur; sustain an environment in which research in health and related disciplines can flourish; and  emerge as a re­gional resource for advanced education, patient care, and research in broad areas of health.

Program Offerings

Current offerings include both undergrad­uate and post-baccalaureate programs. The Health Sciences Schools offer the following programs and degrees: (for information on undergraduate Health Science programs available to West Campus students, click on hyperlinks below.  For expanded information on all undergraduate and graduate Health Science programs, visit the Health Sciences Bulletin)

School of Health Technology and Management

The School of Health Technology and Management offers a general Bachelor of Science degree in Health Science with areas of concentration. Students may declare an interest in the major at any time and, upon completion of certain requirements, may advance to the senior year courses in the major.

Undergraduate students enter other Health Sciences Center programs at the junior level, although the School of Health Technology and Management also offers students interested in clinical laboratory sciences or respiratory care the opportunity to begin their studies in their freshman year. Freshman applicants who have been admitted to the University and who have accepted the offer of admission may be eligible to declare the four-year, lower-division major in Respiratory Care or Clinical Laboratory Sciences, after an interview with the program director.

School of Nursing

  • B.S., B.S./M.S., M.S. Nursing
  • Post Master's Nursing Certificates
  • D.N.P. Doctor of Nursing Practice

School of Social Welfare

  • B.S., M.S.W., Ph.D. Social Work
  • M.S.W./J.D. (Touro Law Center)

School of Dental Medicine

  • D.D.S. Doctor of Dental Surgery
  • M.S., Ph.D. Oral Biology and Pathology
  • Post-Doctoral Certificates in Endodon­tics, Orthodontics, and Periodontics

School of Medicine

  • M.D. Doctor of Medicine
  • M.D./Ph.D., M.S., Ph.D. Basic Sciences
  • Graduate Program in Public Health
  • M.P.H. Master of Public Health

Undergraduate Eligibility

All Health Sciences Center undergraduate programs begin in the junior year except for two programs, the Accelerated Bachelor of Science (ABS) program in the School of Nursing and the senior-year B.S. Health Science in the School of Health Tech­nology and Management.

Students who have 57 university credits, including specific courses, are eligible to apply for admission to the individual programs offered by the Schools of Health Technology and Management, Social Welfare, and Nursing. In addition to the academic courses, HSC programs have additional admissions requirements such as minimum g.p.a. and related health care experience. Programs have different prerequisites, as listed in the sections below, and students are advised to consult with appropriate academic advisors.

Students interested in the School of Nursing's Accelerated Bachelor of Science (ABS) program must have a B.S. or B.A. degree in a non-nursing major as well as specific course prerequisites. Students in the Health Science major are considered for advancement to the HSC senior year curriculum after completion of 91 university credits, including specific courses and program prerequisites. Students in the lower-division Clinical Laboratory Sci­ences and Respiratory Care majors are advanced to the upper-division program after successful completion of 57 credits and program prerequisites.

Most undergraduate programs are full-time. Part-time studies are offered by the Registered Nurse Baccalaureate  program in the School of Nursing.

Admissions Procedures

Admission to Health Sciences Center (HSC) programs is highly selective since enrollment for each program is limited. HSC programs require a formal application except for the Health Science major  in the School of Health Technology and Management. Students can declare as a four year lower division major beginning in freshman year: Clinical Laboratory Sciences and Respiratory Care. Students in these two programs are advanced to the upper-division level after successful completion of program prerequisites.

Applications are available online at applyhsc.html and should be obtained in the fall preceding the year of anticipated admission. Applications are accepted from both Stony Brook students and from students transferring to Stony Brook from other educational institutions. Stony Brook undergraduate students are not automatically admitted to Health Sciences Center programs.

Admissions are conducted for the spring, summer, or fall, depending on the starting date of the program. Each School in the Health Sciences Center is responsible for determining its own admissions policy and for selecting its own students. Admis­sions decisions are made by committees in each of the programs. Appli­cation processing and records are administered by the HSC Office of Student Services.

Pre-Application Advising

Before applying for admission to the health professions programs, West Cam­pus students can receive advising about course sequences and requirements in the Academic and Pre-Profes­sional Advising Center. In addition, programs in the Health Sciences Center hold informational meetings during the academic year at which advisors present overviews of the programs, explain admissions procedures, and advise students individually. The HSC Office of Student Services provides individual advising and general information regarding all Health Sciences Center Programs.

Health Sciences Center Academic Calendars

Health Sciences Center courses may consist of one term (semester) or one or more session codes (module) as determined by the faculty of each school. Terms are the traditional academic periods from September to December (fall) and January to May (spring). Session codes are academic periods of approximately five weeks in length. When combined, session codes can become a fall term of September to December or a spring term of January to May or June. HSC programs offer courses using both the term and session codes.

Term and session dates, including the beginning and ending dates, add/drop periods, and the session codes required for course registration are listed in the Health Sciences Bulletin and in the Health Sciences academic calendar published by the HSC Office of Student Services.


Stony Brook's Health Sciences Schools offer the following graduate programs:  the School of Medicine's M.D. and M.D./Ph.D. programs; the Dental School's D.D.S. program; the School of Health Technology and Management's Physician Assistant program (M.S.), Health Care Policy and Management program (M.S.), Occupational Therapy (B.S./M.S.), and Doctor of Physical Therapy (D.P.T.) programs. The School of Social Welfare offers the M.S.W., dual M.S.W./J.D. (Touro Law Center), and Ph.D. programs, and Doctor of Nursing Practice (D.N.P.). Master's degree programs are offered in the School of Nursing. The Graduate Program in Public Health M.P.H. is also offered. Ph.D. programs are offered in anatomical sciences, molecular genetics and microbiology, molecular and cellular pharmacology, physiology and biophysics, and oral biology and pathology. For information about these programs, please visit

Undergraduate students interested in the graduate health professions programs are strongly encouraged to visit the Academic and Pre-Professional Advising Center for information on programs and admissions requirements. Careful academic planning is needed to have the necessary credentials at the time of application.

Admissions requirements for medicine and dental medicine at Stony Brook as well as at other universities generally require completion of the following courses prior to application:

  1. One year of biology with laboratory
  2. One year of general chemistry with laboratory
  3. One year of organic chemistry with laboratory
  4. ne year of physics with laboratory
  5. One year of English
  6. Calculus and Biochemistry are recommended courses

School of Dental Medicine

Although its program is primarily for post-baccalaureate students, the School of Dental Medicine also offers research opportunities for elective credit to undergraduate students enrolled in courses of study in all departments of the University. To register for these courses, West Campus students should have earned a minimum of 57 University credits, but under appropriate circumstances individuals may be admitted with less than the desirable amount of credit. Permission of the instructor is required for all courses. Opportunities include but are not limited to student research placement and a pre-dental summer research fellowship. Students receive training in various research techniques and can attend our Dean's Lecture Series, consisting of seminars by nationally renowned speakers in dental and craniofacial research.

School of Medicine

Although its program is primarily for post-baccalaureate students, the School of Medicine offers courses and research opportunities for elective credit to undergraduate students enrolled in the University. Further information is available from the Academic and Pre-Professional Advising Center.

Scholars for Medicine

Scholars for Medicine earn a Bachelor's/M.D. degree with four years of undergraduate course work and four years of medical school. All Scholars for Medicine are individually counseled on their careers throughout their participation in the program. Benefits include scholarship opportunities, help in finding laboratory placements for undergraduate research, regular advising from the Directors of the Honors College, WISE Program, Engineering Program,  and the premedical advisor, opportunities to meet faculty in the School of Medicine, and support and encouragement in the exploration of undergraduate and career opportunities.

Scholars for Medicine positions are available to select entering freshmen who have been accepted to either the Honors College, WISE Program, or Engineering Program. Eligibility criteria are: nomination of high school seniors by the Honors College; 1350 or above on the SATs; maturity; evidence of social commitment; evidence of interest in science; high moral character; breadth of interests; and strong communication skills.

All acceptances to the Scholars for Med­icine Program are conditional. Of critical importance is an ongoing assessment of the candidate's maturity, academic ability, and motivation and readiness to pursue a medical education. Scholars must continue to present exemplary academic accomplishments and those personal characteristics that exemplify a Scholar for Medicine. Students must maintain a minimum specified g.p.a. during the first three undergraduate years. All scholars are required to take the MCAT no later than spring of their junior year in college. Students must attain a specified MCAT score.

Scholars for Medicine students accepted into the combined program before matriculating at Stony Brook will have a place reserved in the Stony Brook Medical School contingent upon the above criteria. Final acceptance is dependent upon the ongoing evaluations by program advisors, letters of evaluation and MCAT performance. All students in the combined program must apply for Early Decision to the Stony Brook School of Medicine.

Health Professions Area of Interest

West Campus students interested in any of the undergraduate health professions are strongly encouraged to identify themselves by officially declaring an area of interest. Declaration of major/minor/area of interest forms are available in the Academic and Pre-Profes­sional Advising Center.

Note: Declaring an area of interest is not the same as declaring a major and does not assure acceptance into the Health Sciences Center programs. All students should declare a major by the beginning of their sophomore year. Students applying for the New York State Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) must declare a major before the first day of classes of the junior year.