Q: What is the minimum
GPA for applying to the program?
A: The minimum GPA is 3.25. However, the average GPA for students admitted into our program is 3.7.
Q: Do I have to be a
full time student?
A: Yes. Because completion of the program is contingent on completing 30 credits in one year, students must be registered full time to meet program requirements.
Q: Is the GRE required
A: No, the GRE general test is optional. If you wish to send in your GRE scores, please use the institution code 2548.
Q: I am an international student attending a college or university
in the United States. Do I have to take the
A: Yes, all applicants whose native language is not English are required to take the TOEFL.
Q: Where do my
recommenders send their letters of recommendation if they did not submit
A: Send these supplemental application materials to:
Department of Psychology
Stony Brook University
Stony Brook, NY 11794-2500
Q: Where do I send transcripts?
A: Please send them to Marilynn Wollmuth at the same address.
Q: Do you offer
A: No, we do not offer funding to MA students. Please visit the Financial Aid Office (http://ws.cc.stonybrook.edu/finaid/) for information regarding financial assistance.
Q: How much are tuition
A: Current tuition and fees can be found at the following link: http://www.stonybrook.edu/bursar/tuition/tuition-and-fee-rates.shtml.
Q: Can I apply to the
program if I don't graduate until August?
A: No, all applicants must have their undergraduate degree conferred by June.
Q: How and when do I apply?
A: Applications are accepted January 15th through February 28th. You will not be able to submit your application to our MA Program prior to that date. To complete the application, go to the Graduate School APPLY YOURSELF website. The online process is easy and you can fill out the application over several sessions. The application fee of $100 must be paid online with a credit card.
Note that we require separate applications for the Ph.D. and the 1-Year Masters Programs. If you applied to our Ph.D. program and would like to be considered for this one as well, you will need to complete a second application.
Q: What should I include
in my Personal Statement?
A: Include a description of your interests and research experience as well as your reasons for applying.
Q: How are students
notified about admission or rejection?
A: Students will be notified of offers of admission by April 15.