Applications and Admissons

General Application Requirements

To apply to our graduate program, please fill out this online application.

Your application requires all of the following:

  • Complete and submit online the official application.
  • A statement of purpose, describing your interests and motivation to pursue a graduate (or certificate) degree.
  • A resume or CV, describing your work experience, academic projects, and areas of expertise.
  • Three recommendation letters. All recommendation letters should be submitted online.  You will be prompted online for the names and email addresses of your recommenders and they will automatically be sent requests to submit their letters of recommendation using a secure server.
  • Scanned transcripts. Please make sure these are legible or your application will not be reviewed.
  • Test scores. Please have ETS send your official GRE scores to Stony Brook University (Institution code: 2548). In addition, if your native language is not English, you need to report TOEFL or IELTS scores. If you took IELTS instead of TOEFL, please provide a scan of your IELTS scorecard in your ApplyYourself online application.
  • Do not send any paper documents until you receive a specific request. After a review process, students deemed admissible will be asked to have their official transcripts sent to us by postal service. Please do not send us any hard copy documents until and unless you receive such a request, as paper documents tend to obstruct admissions processes and will likely delay the processing of your file.

For additional information, please check our FAQ and the Graduate School's admission web pages.

Application deadlines

The Stony Brook Graduate School’s application system, Apply Yourself, opens for BMI Program applications in late August/Early September for the BMI programs beginning the following Fall.  **Please note the dates below may change before the system opens for the coming year, and be sure to check back to confirm deadlines when you are preparing your submission.

Applicant Type Application Submission Deadline**
Domestic MS 3/31/2019
Domestic PhD 01/13/2019 (for financial support)
International MS 3/31/2019
International PhD 01/13/2019(for financial support)
Domestic AGC 3/31/2019 (preferred); /31/19 (second admissions session)
International AGC 3/31/2019

Financial Support

The Ph.D. program is intended for students who wish to pursue a research-oriented career. Admission to this program is highly competitive, and the applicants must have the intention of completing the program. Students admitted on a full-time basis to the Ph.D. program, if qualified, are eligible for attractive financial support in the form of teaching assistantships, research assistantships or fellowships, together with tuition waivers, subject to availability of fund.

Students admitted to the M.S. program are not offered financial support by the department, but some of our best M.S. students do find partial or full research assistantships from BMI faculty or some other department on campus. Information regarding tuition and other costs can be found here.

Admission requirements for Ph.D. programs in Biomedical Informatics

  1. A bachelor’s degree in Biomedical Informatics, or a related field such as computer science, another engineering discipline, physical science, chemistry, mathematics 
  2. OR a bachelor’s degree in biology, biochemistry, pharmacology, social science
    OR post baccalaureate training equivalent to the above
    OR a bachelor’s degree in humanities with coursework and projects in digital arts and media
    OR an MD Degree.

  3. A grade point average of at least B or equivalent in all engineering, mathematics, and science courses.
  4. Completion and submission of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) General Test.
  5. A Statement of Purpose describing the applicant’s relevant past experience and immediate and long-term goals. Applicants should describe how the type of research that they expect to conduct while in the program relates to one of the department’s research areas.
  6. Three letters of recommendation.
  7. Acceptance by both the Biomedical Informatics Graduate Program and the Graduate School.
  8. In addition, students must meet all admissions requirements, fees, and deadlines of the Stony Brook University Graduate School.

Requests for exceptions to the stated admissions requirements must be submitted in writing and approved by the BMI Graduate Program Director and The Graduate School.

Admission requirements for M.S. programs in Biomedical Informatics

  1. A bachelor’s degree in Biomedical Informatics, or a related field such as computer science, another engineering discipline, physical science, chemistry, mathematics
  2. OR a bachelor’s degree in biology, biochemistry, pharmacology, social science
    OR post baccalaureate training equivalent to the above
    OR a bachelor’s degree in humanities with coursework and projects in digital arts and media
    OR an MD Degree.

  3. A grade point average of at least B or equivalent in all engineering, mathematics, and science courses.Completion and submission of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) General Test.
  4. Two letters of recommendation.
  5. Acceptance by both the Biomedical Informatics Graduate Program and the Graduate School.
  6. In addition, students must meet all admissions requirements, fees, and deadlines of the Stony Brook University Graduate School.

Requests for exceptions to the stated admissions requirements must be submitted in writing and approved by the BMI Graduate Program Director and The Graduate School.

Admission requirements for Advanced Graduate Certificate programs in Biomedical Informatics

  1. A bachelor’s degree in Biomedical Informatics, or a related field such as computer science, another engineering discipline, physical science, chemistry, mathematics
  2. OR a bachelor’s degree in biology, biochemistry, pharmacology, social science
    OR post baccalaureate training equivalent to the above
    OR a bachelor’s degree in humanities with coursework and projects in digital arts and media
    OR an MD Degree.

  3. Acceptance by both the Biomedical Informatics Graduate Program and the Graduate School.
  4. In addition, students must meet all admissions requirements, fees, and deadlines of the Stony Brook University Graduate School.

Requests for exceptions to the stated admissions requirements must be submitted in writing and approved by the BMI Graduate Program Director and The Graduate School.