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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 in Education (M.A.) degree, and the Doctor of Philosophy of Education (Ph.D.) 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 M.A. 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 2 joint degree programs.

Our Ph.D. 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.

Recruit on Campus

Event Date
2017 EdCareers Internship Fair Monday, October 2, 2017, 5:00-6:30pm
CERAS 101 & Lobby
Fall Career Fair, hosted by BEAM, Stanford Career Education

Tuesday, October 3, 2017, 11:00am-3:00pm
White Plaza

Design & Technology Fair, hosted by BEAMStanford Career Education

 2017 Multi-School Virtual Career Fair TBD
Social Impact Fair, hosted by BEAMStanford Career Education Thursday, February 8, 2018, 5:00-8:00pm
Tresidder Memorial Union
Spring Career Fair, hosted by BEAM, Stanford Career Education Tuesday, April 25, 2018 & Wednesday, April 26, 2018, 1:00-4:00pm
Tresidder Memorial Union

Hire a GSE student or alumni

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

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 2016:

  • 86% of graduates from the class of 2016 completed the survey
  • 94% of responding graduates were employed within four months post-graduation
  • 88% of those employed were working at an education-related organization