School of Journalism Stony Brook University, State University of New York

School of Journalism Stony Brook University, State University of New York

Stony Brook, NY
student ratio
total students
Not Reported
average amount to complete degree
April 30
fall application deadline
Not Reported
acceptance rate
2 Degrees Offered
degrees offered


Stony Brook University -- A Globally Ranked Institution

Founded in 1957 as one of 4 university centers of the State University of New York (SUNY), Stony Brook University is now recognized as one of the best education and scholarship centers in the nation and has garnered much international acclaim. With over 1,500 inventions and 450 patents to its credit, Stony Brook is listed in London's "Times Higher Education World University Rankings" within the top 1% of all universities in the world.

Lying 60 miles east of Manhattan and 60 miles west of Montauk Point, Stony Brook is situated in the heart of Long Island in New York and remains the island's only public research university, as well as its largest single-site employer.

The 120,000 alumni of Stony Brook are considered to be among those with the highest earnings potential in the nation. Alumni have taken prestigious positions within education, government, and industry, including such varied positions as first woman astronaut with NASA, president of Stanford University, president of production for Universal Pictures, and songwriter for the Blue Oyster Cult.

School of Journalism

The 40-credit M.S. degree program is designed for students who have journalism training or experience but may have little background in science, as well as students who are strong in science, including science majors and graduate students seeking alternative career paths, but may have little background in journalism. Students will benefit from access to Stony Brook's rich science resources, including its relationships with Brookhaven National Laboratory and Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, and from its dynamic journalism resources, including a state of the art, $1.3 million newsroom. Students are required to take 4 credits of internships. Students have interned at The National Weather Service, Mt. Sinai Medical Center, "Psychology Today," "The Seward Journal," News 12, and "Newsday."

Location & Contact

School of Journalism

Stony Brook University, State University of New York

Nicolls Road
Stony Brook, NY 11794
United States

Prof. Howard Schneider


Phone: 631-632-7403

Maureen Robinson


Phone: 631-632-1073

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Degrees & Award

  • Degrees Offered
    • Major Degree Levels Offered
    • Health Communication Certificate
    • Journalism Master of Science (MS)
  • Degrees Awarded
    • Master's Degrees 3
    • Doctoral Degrees Not reported
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees Not reported
    • * Shows the number of degrees awarded for the last academic year that data was reported.
  • Earning Your Degree
    • Part-time study available? Not reported
    • Evening/weekend programs available? Not reported
    • Distance learning programs available? Not reported
    • Terminal master's degree available? Not reported
  • Degree Requirements
    • Master's Degrees Not reported
    • Doctoral Degrees Not reported
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees Not reported


  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied Not Reported
    • Accepted Not Reported
    • Acceptance Rate Not Reported
    • Enrolled Not Reported
  • Applying
    • Application Fee - Domestic Not Reported
    • Application Fee - International Not Reported
    • Electronic applications accepted? Not Reported
    • Applications processed on a rolling basis? Not Reported
  • Application Deadlines
    • Type Domestic International Priority Date
    • Fall deadline April 30th Not Reported Not Reported
    • Winter deadline Not Reported Not Reported Not Reported
    • Spring deadline October 1st Not Reported Not Reported
  • Entrance Requirements
    • Master's DegreesGRE
    • Doctoral's DegreesNot Reported
    • First-Professional's DegreesNot Reported
    • Other Advanced DegreesNot Reported
    • International DegreesTOEFL required, 600 paper based, TOEFL iBT

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition & Fees *
    • Tuition & FeesNot Reported
    • *Average dollar amount (tuition & fees) required to complete the degree
  • Financial Support
    • Financial award applicants must submitNot Reported
    • Application deadlines for financial awardsNot Reported
    • Types of financial support availableNot Reported

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Graduate Students10
    • Female Percentage60%
    • Male Percentage40%
  • Participation
    • Total Graduate Students10
    • Part-time Percentage20%
    • Full-time Percentage80%
  • Ethnicity
    • Hispanic / Latino10%
    • Black / African American10%
    • White / Caucasian60%
    • American Indian / Alaskan Native0%
    • Asian0%
    • Native Hawaiian / Other Pacific Islander0%
    • Two or more races0%
    • Unknown20%


  • Faculty Breakout
    • Total Faculty37
    • Full-time Percentage32%
    • Part-time Percentage68%
    • Female Percentage38%
    • Male Percentage62%


  • Existing Research
    • Focus of faculty researchJournalism, newspaper journalism, literacy, media management, civic education, radio journalism
    • Externally sponsored research expenditures last year$395,717