The Individually Designed M.A. in Education is intended for doctoral students at Stanford who would like to earn a Master of Arts in Education while studying for their Ph.D. outside of the Graduate School of Education. The program is based on an individual program of study developed in consultation with the student’s GSE advisor and must be finished in 3 years.
Students must complete at least 45 units at Stanford to receive the Individually Designed Master’s degree in Education. The following constraints are placed on those 45 units:
Prospective students must submit the following for consideration into the program:
Students are expected, in their selection of GSE courses, to present a coherent, individualized program of study, pursuing a specific topic (e.g., education reform).
The Associate Dean for Student Affairs will appoint a program advisor for the student. The advisor will develop the final program proposal in consultation with the student and subject to the approval of the Associate Dean for Student Affairs.