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Thank you for your interest in Stanford’s Graduate School of Education (GSE). One of the country’s top education schools, the GSE is a world leader in ground-breaking, cross-disciplinary research and analysis that shape the educational practice and policy.

The GSE seeks to develop the knowledge, wisdom, and imagination of its students, enabling them to take leadership positions in efforts to improve the quality of education around the globe. As a GSE student, you will join a dynamic community of students, faculty, and alumni passionate about advancing education at all levels and addressing the challenges facing education in the 21st century.

The graduate application (including coterm) for the 2019-2020 academic year is now closed and we are no longer accepting applications. We anticipate that the application for the 2020-2021 academic year will open in mid-September 2019. The PhD deadline will be in early December 2019 and the MA deadline will be in early January 2020.

Applicants for the 2019-2020 academic year:
Decision letters will go out electronically to all applicants. Doctoral candidates can expect to hear back by mid February 2019, followed by STEP candidates in late February 2019. ICE/IEPA, LDT, and POLS MA candidates will hear back from the GSE in early March 2019.

Knight-Hennessy Scholars develops a community of future global leaders to address complex challenges through collaboration and innovation. The program awards up to a certain number of high-achieving students with full-funding to pursue a graduate education at Stanford, including full-time masters and PhD's at the Graduate School of Education. To be considered, you must apply to Knight-Hennessy Scholars and separately apply to the Graduate School of Education graduate degree program. Please revisit this page periodically for more information about dates and timeline.

Recruitment Events

There are currently no upcoming recruitment events scheduled. We plan on resuming our recruitment events in July 2019 so please check back at a later date for more information.

Upcoming Admission Webinars

There are currently no upcoming webinars scheduled. We plan on resuming our webinars in September 2019 so please check back at a later date for more information.
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