Our Vision

The Graduate School of Stony Brook University is committed to the highest standards of academic excellence, a diverse and productive academic community, and ethical conduct in research and scholarship.

pyramid Mission

The Graduate School provides support, oversight, and advocacy for graduate education at Stony Brook University. We strive to produce and teach the knowledge that will solve human problems both locally and globally, and thereby become a source of intellectual capital for our community, our state, our nation, and our world.


To fulfill this mission, we:

  • Seek to attract the brightest students and faculty
  • Promote a fertile diversity of people and ideas
  • Support academic progress and timely completion
  • Encourage creativity and independent thought
  • Prepare leaders within and beyond the academy
  • Disseminate knowledge for the public good