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Apply for 2022-23 enrollment

As you prepare your application, familiarize yourself with the admission process and timeline for your desired program below.

Application timeline

Application open

October 2021


Application deadlines

PhD: Early December 2021

Master’s (including coterm): Early January 2022

KHS: Fall 2021


Decision letters released

PhD: Mid-February 2022

Master’s (including coterm): Early March 2022


Your response

April 15, 2022


Begin your program

June 2022: STEP MA program

September 2022: All other PhD and master’s programs


Graduate admission

Explore graduate programs

The application for fall 2021 entry is closed. Use the link above to research our PhD and Master's programs for fall 2022 entry.

Coterminal admission

Explore Master's programs

The coterm application for current Stanford undergraduates for summer/fall 2021 entry is closed. Use the link above to explore our programs for summer/fall 2022.

Please note that the following two degree programs will not accept applications for 2021-22 enrollment. Please check back in September 2021 for more information about the 2022-23 academic year:

  • MA program in Curriculum Studies and Teacher Education (CTE)
  • PhD program in Philosophy of Education (under the SHIPS academic area)
    • Please note: This does not refer to all 20 programs under SHIPS, only the PhD program in Philosophy of Education

Announcements and updates

  • Application closed: Stanford is no longer accepting PhD and master’s applications for fall 2021 entry; please see the admission timeline for 2022-2023 here.
  • GRE requirement: Due to conditions resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, the GSE will not require the GRE for admission for the 2021-2022 academic year. However, some GSE programs will provide the opportunity to submit optional GRE scores. Learn more here.
  • Contact us: Our recruitment season for the 2022-2023 academic year will resume in May 2021. Learn more here.
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