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Our vision is that all learners are prepared to thrive in a dynamic future. Our programs leverage Stanford’s interdisciplinary strengths as well as the latest advancements in technology, data science, neuroscience, and other fields to prepare the next generation of educators, researchers, and education leaders. We invite you to explore our programs to see if Stanford GSE is the right fit for your learning and career goals.

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We offer PhD, MS, and MA programs in a wide array of disciplines, whether your interests are teaching, research, or policy and leadership. For current Stanford undergraduates, we offer minor and honors programs.

Programs and degrees

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Faculty and research


Review application requirements

Find out what’s required to complete your application, and get tips on preparing a successful application.

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Understand financing options

Learn more about the cost of attendance and how to finance your Stanford GSE education.

Financing PhD

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Ready to take the next step? Our application opens in late September for the following autumn.

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Announcements and updates

  • Application closed: Our PhD and Master’s program applications for 2022 entry are now open; please see the admission timeline for 2022-2023 here.
  • Application guide: To view a copy of this year's application for reference, please see our Fall 2021 Application Guide here.
  • GRE requirement: Due to conditions resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, GSE will not require the GRE for admission for the 2022-2023 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 has resumed. Learn more here.

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Admission events

Connect with us at a live Q&A or view our library of informative webinars on programs and the application process.

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Visit our frequently asked questions page, packed with information that might answer any remaining questions you have.

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Careers after Stanford

Learn more about GSE graduates and their career paths beyond Stanford.

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