Graduate Programs


The Stony Brook University School of Journalism, with its close ties to the Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science and the Program in Public Health, offers unique educational opportunities through its graduate programs.

The Master of Science Program in Journalism

Stony Brook’s MS in journalism focuses on coverage of health, science, the environment and technology. It offers a small, student-centered program designed to serve a wide range of people, including those with journalism backgrounds and those with science or health backgrounds who are seeking other career options. Teachers with real-world experience, working in an up-to-date $1.3 million newsroom, help students build their skills in print, video, broadcast, and multimedia. Proximity to New York City gives our students access to valuable internships and a wide range of visiting lecturers. For more, click here.

Courses in Communicating Science to the Public

The School of Journalism, in cooperation with Stony Brook’s Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science, offers innovative courses for current and future scientists and health professionals who want to communicate more effectively about their work with the public, public officials, the media, potential funders and employers, as well as colleagues in other disciplines. These courses are intended primarily for graduate students, post-docs and professionals in the sciences and health professions. For more, click here.

The Advanced Certificate in Health Communications

This certificate program is designed to prepare public health workers, health professionals, journalists, and other communications professionals how to communicate health-related issues to the public directly or through the press. The certificate is offered jointly by the Graduate Program in Public Health and the School of Journalism. For more, click here.