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The graduate application for the 2020-2021 academic year is now closed and we are no longer accepting applications. If you wish to apply for the 2021-2022 academic year, please use the link above to explore our graduate degree program offerings.

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The coterm application for current Stanford undergraduates is now closed and we are no longer accepting applications. If you wish to apply for the 2021-2022 academic year, please use the link above to explore our Master's degree program offerings.

DATES AND DEADLINES: The graduate application for the 2020-2021 academic year is now closed and we are no longer accepting applications. The graduate application for the 2021-2022 academic year will be made available in early October 2020. The PhD deadline will be early December 2020 and the MA deadline (ICE/IEPA, LDT, POLS, STEP, coterm) will be early January 2021. Knight-Hennessy Scholars applicants must apply to Knight-Hennessy Scholars and separately apply to the GSE graduate degree program in fall 2020.

DECISION NOTIFICATION: Decision letters will go out electronically to all applicants for the 2020-2021 academic year. Doctoral candidates can expect to hear back by mid-February 2020, followed by STEP candidates in late February 2020. ICE/IEPA, LDT, and POLS MA candidates will hear back in early March 2020.

Please note that the following two degree programs will not accept applications for 2020-21 enrollment. Please check back in September 2020 for more information about the 2021-22 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 programs under SHIPS, only the Philosophy of Education PhD program
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