Alda Center Courses at SBU

The Alda Center offers programs and courses for Stony Brook students interested in communicating their science in effective and compelling ways.

Graduate Students

Master's and PhD students in the sciences, engineering, math, and other research-based fields are encouraged to take courses in science communication. Some graduate programs require Alda Center courses.

Tuition is covered for PhD students (fall or spring semesters) if they are currently supported full time by their program (TA/GA/RA or Fellow) and have a full Graduate Tuition Scholarship. Enrollment in the course requires pre-approval from your Graduate Program Director. Masters students can also enroll and pay tuition as normal. Register through SOLAR. Non-matriculated students and professionals can enroll in our classes through the Graduate School. 

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Advanced Graduate Certificate in Communicating Science

Graduate students pursuing master's or doctoral degrees in science, engineering, math, or other research-based fields may add this 12-credit certificate program to learn to share their science and their research in compelling and effective ways. Working professionals interested in completing the program as a stand-alone credential are also welcome to apply to the program.

Advanced Graduate Certificate in Health Communication

This 18-credit graduate certificate will help graduates qualify for employment in academic settings, research facilities, public health organizations, or health care institutions. Graduates also may serve as health communication experts in media, consulting and public relations settings. Working professionals will gain communication skills that will enhance their skills and help them advance within their fields.

Alda Center Courses

Browse course offerings by term or try SBU Class Find. Communicating Science courses are listed under Journalism (JRN) Courses. 

Email with any questions.