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Application Requirements for PhD, MA, MS

The following requirements and processes apply to all PhD and most master’s programs with the following exceptions:

Deadlines for the 2023-2024 academic year:

Application available: October 2022
PhD application deadline: Early December 2022 (11:59pm PST)
MA/MS application deadline: Early January 2023 (11:59pm PST)
Knight-Hennessy Scholars GSE program application deadline: Fall 2022

Application Requirements

Program-specific requirements

Still have questions? Our FAQ page might have what you are looking for.

Contact us

For information not covered in our program pages, application requirements, or FAQ page, please contact the GSE Admissions Office at gseadmissions@stanford.edu. For information on recruitment events and visiting campus, please see Connect & Visit.

Financing your education

To learn more about tuition and financial support at the GSE, please visit Financing Your Education.

If you are uncertain about which degree or program to which you should apply, read "Which Degree, Which Program" by Associate Dean for Student Affairs, Professor Eamonn Callan.

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