Admission Requirements for the PhD in Health and Rehabilitation Sciences

The point of entry into the Ph.D. program is based on a “Mentor Match” of students with faculty from the SHTM. This match ensures a highly individualized program of study for the student based on existing research projects of the faculty. The Mentor will ensure that every student is exposed to related research from the three other branches of research in order to provide a successful translational research experience. Mentors and their collaborators, who are conducting research in other branches of this translational continuum, will expand the research experience of the students. At the same time, these translational research opportunities may facilitate the discovery of relationships between the student’s research and that of other faculty researchers. The Admissions Committee of the program will assign the “Mentor Match” based on requests from the students as well as evaluations of their interests and strengths in relationship to the available faculty.

In addition to the minimum Graduate School requirements, the following are required:

A. All applicants must hold a bachelor’s degree prior to the application deadline.

B. Preference given to applicants a grade point average of 3.0 or better on a 4.0 scale and also for applicants with a master’s degree.

C. Have taken the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or equivalent graduate entrance exam within the past five years or have completed an American accredited graduate program prior to applying.

D. Strong letters of recommendation (three references).

E. Achieved an acceptable score on the TOEFL for international applicants.

F. Applicant must submit two official transcripts from all post-secondary schools.

G. One essay, no more than 1000 words on the candidate’s research interests and how those interests match to research at Stony Brook University’s School of Health Technology and Management.

The Admissions Committee will consider all factors including grades, standardized test scores, recommendation letters, essays, prior training, professional experience, and match in research interest. The goal of the committee is to select applicants who have the academic capability, personal qualities, and commitment to provide future value to society through a career in interdisciplinary health sciences research.

Important Note:

Health and Rehabilitation Sciences has an application deadline in early January each year (please check website for exact date). Please note that our application deadline may be earlier than the typical University Graduate School deadline of January 15. All applicants must submit by the deadline to be considered.

Apply online. Applicants must complete a Stony Brook University Graduate School application via the “Apply Yourself” electronic application.