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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 three degree programs for students.  They include the Master of Arts (MA), Master of Science (MS) and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) of Education.  Each year the GSE has approximately 400 Master's 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 Master's 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.

Hire GSE Students or Alumni

Hire interns and full-time employees by posting online in the EdCareers Portal. This is a free service for employers. Please view this infographic to learn more about the types of positions our students are looking for and ways to connect.


Many of our students take part in internships during their programs. If you are interested in hiring an intern, please review these guidelines before posting in the EdCareers Portal.

Post short-term 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. 

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.


Please reach out to with your recruitment questions.

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