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We offer admission 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 send 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 besides 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. Graduate Record Examination (GRE) General Test is not required currently but it may still be submitted. (Beginning Spring 2023 admission, the GRE will be required for all applicants, with the exception for those students who graduated from SBU with a bachelor's degree.)

  4. Students who indicate that their first or native language is not English are required to submit either a TOEFL or IELTS. The minimum English proficiency requirements are note in the Graduate Bulletin.

Application Instructions

Most of required documents are submited online, but some, such as, official transcripts, etc. must be sent directly by mail. Use the following address for the mail submission.

Office of Graduate and Health Sciences Admissions
Stony Brook University 
Health Sciences Tower, Level 2, Room 271
Stony Brook, NY 11794-8276

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

Official E-Transcripts: email to


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 Support

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 Lisa Chichura, Ph.D, Information regarding tuition and other costs can be found from the Stony Brook University web sites.