Courses and Grade Point Average

The student will follow an approved program of courses determined to meet his or her needs and to satisfy program requirements.

  • A student must achieve a minimum 3.0 overall GPA in graduate courses taken at Stony Brook in order to receive a doctoral degree.
  • At the written request of the new program, the record of a student who has changed his or her registered area of graduate study may be treated as two separate records for the purposes of meeting degree requirements. The GPA for the new area of graduate study may be calculated unofficially from the beginning of the semester in which the change was effective.