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The mission of Stanford’s Graduate School of Education is to develop the knowledge, wisdom, and imagination of its students to enable them to take leadership positions in efforts to improve the quality of education around the globe. To this end the GSE offers two degree programs for students.  They include the Master of Arts (MA) in Education degree, and the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) of Education degree.  Each year the GSE has approximately 400 MA and PhD students pursuing degrees, with 225 graduates annually joining the 12,000+ alumni that impact the field of education in a variety of organizations around the world.

Our MA degree is a 9 or 12 month intensive program for students who wish to study a particular field in education. There are 9 programs of study including 3 joint degree programs.

Our PhD degree prepares students to be leaders in education through rigorous research training under the guidance of an assigned faculty mentor/advisor. Graduates often assume roles as university faculty, senior-level education leaders, policymakers, and researchers. Explore our PhD students who are currently on the job market.

Hire a GSE student or alumni

Hire interns and full-time employees by posting online in the EdCareers Portal. This is a free service for employers. Read more about our internship program and about our PhD Job Market Candidates.

Given the evolving economic reality, there are new ways to partner with EdCareers and connect with GSE students and alumni.

Post short-term/internship positions

Beyond posting full-time positions, we have students and alumni looking for short-term positions or projects (ranging 1-3 months). You can post these types of positions by categorizing the posting as “Short-Term/Fixed-Term” in the EdCareers Portal. 

Post virtual/remote positions

Do you have opportunities for remote work? Students and alumni are willing to take on remote positions. Please indicate “Remote” in the position headline when you post. Students are also looking for remote internships. Please indicate “remote” and tag these opportunities as “internships” when posting on the Portal. 

Host an Industry Insight Session

Are you interested in getting in front of a group of Stanford GSE students? Industry Insights are an opportunity to host a live zoom session for our students/alumni where employers share their career path(s), teach students about an industry and job function and share any upcoming openings. If you are interested in hosting an Industry Insight Session please email us at 

"On-Campus" Recruiting

Attend the Virtual Fall Career Fair - September 22-24, 2020; 11:00 am - 3:00 pm PDT

BEAM, Stanford’s Career Education Center invites you to participate in the upcoming Virtual Fall Career Fair from September 22-24. While we would love to be hosting you on campus, we are confident this event can meet your recruiting needs while accommodating the current circumstances.

Each day will feature different employers (some may overlap) with a focus on different types of roles and industries.

Sept. 22 - Employers with roles or industries that fit with consulting, creative work, education, finance, and non-profit.
Sept. 23 - Employers with roles or industries that fit with aerospace, auto, energy, environment, government, healthcare, mechanical engineering, oil & gas and many more!
Sept. 24 - Employers with roles or industries that fit with tech, public interest tech, software, hardware, and all tech crossover from other days.

Please feel free to reach out to BEAM at with any questions, and we hope to “see” you at the Virtual Fall Career Fair.

For more information:

To register: Click here to register on Handshake

Information Sessions

The Education Club at Stanford brings together GSE and Graduate School of Business (GSB) students to discuss education reform and policy, with a focus on leadership, management and business. They provide programming and career resources, including hosting employer information sessions. Inquire about holding an information session on campus by emailing

Employment Statistics

View our Annual Graduation Placement reports to give you an idea of the industries and functions our students pursue after completing their degree. Here are some quick highlights from the class of 2019:

  • 99% knowledge rate four months after graduation.

  • 91% of responding graduates were employed within four months of graduation.

  • 91% of those employed were working in their desired geographic area.

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