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As you prepare your application, familiarize yourself with the admission process and timeline for your desired program below. Note that the application for 2025-2026 entry is currently closed! 

Application Timeline

Application Open

Mid September 2024

Application Deadlines

KHS GSE PhD & Master's: Mid November 2024

PhD: Early December 2024

Master’s: Early January 2025

Coterminal Master's: Early January 2025

Decision Letters Released

PhD: Mid-February 2025

Master’s: Early March 2025

Coterminal Master's: Early March 2025

Your Response

April 15, 2025 (11:59pm PST)

Begin Your Program

STEP MA Program: June 23, 2025

All Other PhD and Master’s Programs: September 22, 2025

Graduate Admission

PhD and Master's program applications for 2025 entry are currently closed.

Coterminal Admission

Coterm application for current Stanford undergraduates for 2025 entry are currently closed.

The following three degree programs will not accept applications for 2025-26 enrollment. Please check back in July 2025 for more information about the 2026-2027 academic year:

Announcements and Updates

  • Application Open: The PhD and Master's program applications for 2025 entry is currently closed. 
  • GRE Requirement: GSE will not require the GRE for admission for the 2025-2026 academic year. However, applicants will have the opportunity to submit optional GRE scores.
  • Contact Us: Our main recruitment season is closed! If you have questions or want to join an event, please visit our FAQ and Connect page in late May 2024.
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