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Graduate Program

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We offer admissions to the M.S. and Ph.D. programs. The Ph.D. program is intended for students that wish to pursue a research-oriented career, while the M.S. program is intended for students seeking advanced positions in the industry. Admission to the Ph.D. program is more competitive than the M.S. program.

To apply for Graduate Studies in Mechanical Engineering at Stony Brook you must fill out an online application. You can fill out the application online at Graduate School's web site. Please note that there may be more steps involved than simply filling out the form online. Please note that there are no application fee waivers. Also, when sending the required application documents please include a photocopy of your GRE and TOEFL scores in addition to having official scores sent directly from the testing services (e.g.,ETS).

Admission Requirements for a MS or PhD

  1. A bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering, or closely related engineering fields.
  2. A grade average of at least B or equivalent.
  3. Completion and submission of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) General Test.
  4. Students who indicate that their first or native language is not English are required to submit either a TOEFL or IELTSThe minimum English proficiency requirements are note in the Graduate Bulletin.

Application Instructions

All applications must be submitted online. All additional required documents, such as, official transcripts, recommendation letters, etc. must be sent directly to our department.

Please do not submit your additional required documentation in any type of binder, portfolio, or report cover.

Mail your application materials to the following address:

Department of Mechanical Engineering

Stony Brook University
Attn: Graduate Program Secretary
Stony Brook, NY 11794-2300

The Graduate School application fee is non-refundable. It is required for applicants from all countries.


Spring Semester Admissions: Online application deadline is October 15.

Fall Semester Admissions: Online application deadline is January 15.

All supplementary materials including recommendation letters, official transcript and test scores must be received within a few weeks of respective deadline.

Financial Supports

The Department offers financial supports in the form of teaching or research assistantships, which generally include tuition scholarships. Note the teaching assistantships are offer only those in the Ph.D. program and made for the fall admissions. Students who are interested in receiving research assistantships are encouraged directly contact the faculty in the Department for possible supports.

M.S. students are typically admitted with no financial aid. Some, however, find such aid through the SPIR program after they arrive on campus. For information about the SPIR program, please contact Professor Anurag Purwar. Information regarding tuition and other costs can be found from the Stony Brook University web sites. S

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