All applications to the Graduate Program in Microbiology and Immunology must be submitted online. We look forward to receiving your application. Please contact us if you have questions about the Program and the application process.

Phone:   (631) 632-8812
Fax:   (631) 632-9797

Applications for admission to the Graduate Program in Microbiology and Immunology for Fall 2024 are now being accepted and should be submitted no later than January 15, 2024. The Admissions Committee reviews applications and makes offers of admission on a rolling basis until the incoming class is full so it is an advantage to apply early. Applicants who submit their applications by December 1 will be considered for nomination for campus-wide graduate student fellowships (note that all graduate students in the Program receive a stipend and full tuition scholarship). Please note that the Program does not offer admission in the Spring semester.

A complete application is comprised of the on-line application, three letters of recommendation submitted on-line, a transcript from each previous college or university attended and, for applicants whose primary language is not English, TOEFL or IELTS scores. We prefer that all transcripts be scanned and uploaded with the on-line application, so each candidate's entire file is in electronic format. Transcripts not in English must be translated and certified. Please note that original transcripts are only required of students who accept offers of admission. TOEFL scores must be submitted electronically to institution code 2548 (Stony Brook University Graduate School, no department code needed). More detailed information regarding English proficiency requirements and other topics may be found at the Graduate School website.

Application Deadline for the 2025 Admission Cycle: January 15

Interview Dates: TBD

Additional Information About the Application:

Application Form

The information supplied in the application enables us to identify the most promising applicants, and should be submitted as early as possible. There is an application fee of $100. All students admitted to the program receive stipends and full tuition scholarships, so a separate application for financial support is not required.

Personal Statement
A page or two usually suffices.

GRE Scores
We no longer require test scores for the General Graduate Record Examination; test scores that are submitted with your application will not be considered.

English Proficiency Exam Scores
For applicants whose primary language is not English, an official report of an English proficiency exam is required. Minimum scores established by the Graduate School are 550 (paper-based test), 213 (computer-based test), 90 (internet-based test).

Transcripts from each college or university attended are required but only unofficial copies of transcripts are needed at the time of application. Students who receive an offer of admission must provide official copies of transcripts at that time.

Letters of Recommendation
Recommendations from at least three persons familiar with your academic and research potential are required.

All applications are reviewed on this schedule for entrance in the Fall semester.

December 1   Review of applications begins.
January 15   Last day to submit application
April 15   Decision date for acceptance of admission offers.