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The GSE Admissions Office will not be available for walk-ins or in-person appointments from June 22 to July 12. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. We look forward to communicating with you via email at

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-to-late-September 2018. Please check back periodically for any updates.

Application Deadlines:  PhD - December 3, 2018 / MA - January 10, 2019/ Coterm - January 10, 2019
Please note that the deadlines above refer to the application for the 2019-2020 academic year for which the application will open in mid-to-late-September 2018. 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 develops a community of future global leaders to address complex challenges through collaboration and innovation. This year, the program will award up to 75 high-achieving students with full-funding to pursue a graduate education at Stanford, including full-time master's and PhD's at the Graduate School of Education. To be considered, you must apply to Knight-Hennessy Scholars by September 12, 2018, and separately apply to the Graduate School of Education graduate degree program by November 14, 2018

Recruitment Events

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Upcoming Admission Webinars

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