Financial Support and Application Deadline

The application deadline for the PhD Program is December 1 for Fall admission. Applications to the Master’s Program is considered rolling.  Preference will be given to MA applications received by January 15, but we will continue to review all applications submitted by April 15.  The Department does not offer support for MA students; loans and other financial aid may be available through the University. Stony Brook University has among the lowest tuition and fees of any university in the U.S.

To apply, fill out an online application on the Graduate School website.

Applicants will also need to provide:

1. Official transcripts of undergraduate and (if applicable) graduate course work

2. Official Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores (Stony Brook's code for score reporting is 2548)

3. Three letters of recommendation

4. A non-refundable application fee of $100.00. (Please note that applications will not be processed without the $100.00 fee)

5. Foreign students are required to take the TOEFL test for proficiency in English.

PhD applicants should also have:

1. A bachelor’s degree in biology, chemistry, mathematics, or other courses of study that provide an appropriate background for advanced training in ecology and evolution.

2. Formal coursework in genetics, ecology, evolution and the biology of a particular group of organisms is strongly recommended. Prior biological research experience also strongly influences the likelihood of admission.

3. Prior correspondence with GPEE Faculty member(s) to discuss research interests and possibilities is strongly recommended.

All incoming students will need to be accepted by both the Graduate School and the Department of Ecology & Evolution.

For more information on applying, contact the Ecology and Evolution Graduate Program Coordinator.