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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 application for the 2018-2019 academic year is now closed. We expect that the application for the 2019-2020 academic year will be open in mid-September 2018. Please check back periodically for any updates.

Application Deadlines:  PhD - December 1, 2017 / MA - January 10, 2018/ Coterm - January 10, 2018
Please note that the deadlines above refer to the application for the 2018-2019 academic year for which we are no longer accepting applications. For applicants who have applied for the 2018-2019 academic year: decision letters will go out electronically to all applicants. Doctoral candidates can expect to hear back by mid February 2018, followed by STEP candidates in late February 2018. Non-STEP MA candidates will hear back from the GSE in early March 2018.

Knight-Hennessy Scholars awards financial support for the full cost of attendance to pursue a graduate degree at Stanford, with additional opportunities for leadership training and collaboration across fields. Prospective students apply to Knight-Hennessy Scholars in September, and to the School of Education graduate program in November. Read more about eligibility requirements and the application process on the Knight-Hennessy Scholars website.

Recruitment Events

Fairmont Singapore, Indiana Room
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
University of the Pacific
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Upcoming Admission Webinars

There are no upcoming webinars scheduled. Please contact the GSE Admissions Office if you have any questions.