Apply to the Ph.D. Program
Thanks for your interest in our PhD program! Is Stony Brook the place for you?
We encourage you to get acquainted with our faculty and their research interests by exploring our faculty webpages. We also suggest that you periodically check our front page to learn about the sorts of talks, courses and other activities you would be participating in here as a student. You can also follow us on Facebook to get a sense of some of the social activities in the department. If your research interests overlap with ours, and you see yourself working productively with our faculty, then check out our program requirements and make an application.
Requirements for Admission
Full description here
Submit online application via Apply Yourself
- Apply yourself website
- Application fee: $100
What to submit via Apply Yourself:
- Statement of purpose
- One research paper as a writing sample
- Names (and email addresses) of three recommenders for letters of recommendation
Request test scores be sent to Stony Brook
Request that transcripts from all previous colleges and universities be sent to Stony Brook
Send to the following address:
Department of Linguistics
Stony Brook University
Stony Brook, NY 11794-4376
- Send to the following address:
For questions about the application process, contact the Graduate Secretary:
Email: micarbone [at] notes [dot] cc [dot] sunysb [dot] edu
- Michelle Carbone
For questions about degree requirements or financial support, contact the Doctoral Director
- John Bailyn
Email: john [dot] bailyn [at] stonybrook [dot] edu
If any material is missing from your application, you will be notified by email. Be sure we have the correct email address for you.
Application and Admission Timeline
January 15 – All application materials, including letters of recommendation, are due.
Late January – Offers for university wide fellowships are made and all applications are screened. During the screening period, we may contact some applicants for additional information. However, if you have not been contacted, you should NOT conclude that you are not still under serious consideration.
Late-February-Early March – Most offer letters are sent by this time. If additional spaces become available, offers may be made in mid to late March.
April 15 – Admitted students are required to accept or decline their offers by this date.