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Programs & Degrees

Stanford GSE is organized into three academic areas:  Curriculum Studies and Teacher Education (CTE); Developmental and Psychological Sciences (DAPS); and Social Sciences, Humanities, and Interdisciplinary Policy Studies in Education (SHIPS). We offer various programs at the doctoral and master's degree level, as well as an undergraduate minor and an undergraduate honors program.  Our cross-area programs and joint-degree offerings with other Stanford schools leverage the University's vast intellectual resources to provide students with an integrated program of study. 


Doctoral Program Students


The doctoral programs at the GSE produce educational research that is both rigorous and relevant to educational policy and practice. The preparation of doctoral students goes hand-in-hand with the faculty’s research activity, and apprenticeships on research projects are a major part of doctoral research training. Doctoral students develop deep disciplinary and interdisciplinary expertise and are prepared for leadership roles as educational researchers.

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Master's Program Students


The master's programs are one-year, full-time intensive programs that integrate educational theory and practice. The small cohort sizes provide an intimate setting for academic inquiry. The programs foster individual contact with faculty and fellow students. The boundaries between schools at Stanford is low so that our students commonly take relevant courses outside the Graduate School of Education. MA students go on to hold leadership roles in the field of education and in many cases to pursue doctoral study.

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Undergraduate Program Students


Stanford GSE offers an honors and minor program for undergraduate students at Stanford who are interested in supplementing their major field(s) with courses and research in the field of Education. Both programs provide opportunities for learning in both broad-based and focused areas of student interest in educational research, theory and practice. Courses for undergraduate students are also offered for all levels of study and research.

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Professional development participants

Professional Learning in GSE

Faculty from the GSE research centers develop and oversee in-person and online research based professional development opportunities reaching over 40,000 people a year.

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