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Stanford GSE students and graduates come from a wide range of backgrounds and develop a diversity of skills across our programs. What they share is a passion for equitable, accessible, and effective learning for all. 

Get to know our programs, learn about our students and alumni, attend recruitment events, and post jobs.

Our programs

Stanford Graduate School of Education offers master’s, doctoral, and undergraduate programs. Explore our program pages to learn more about what students learn, where they intern, and what they do after graduation.

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Master’s programs

The GSE offers five Master of Arts (MA) programs and two Master of Science (MS) programs, as well as three joint degree programs with other Stanford graduate schools and programs (law, business, and public policy). All are full-time, intensive programs that integrate theory and practice. Most of our programs involve an internship or fieldwork component.

Learn more about our master’s programs

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Doctoral programs 

Our doctoral programs prepare students to be leaders in education through rigorous research training. Our apprenticeship model means that our students are prepared over a five-year period to excel as university teachers and education researchers. 

Learn more about our doctoral programs

View our doctoral students on the job market

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Undergraduate programs

The only graduate school on campus with an office dedicated to undergraduates, the GSE offers an education minor as well as honors in education. Undergraduates passionate about education are often interested in internship and job opportunities in the field.

Learn more about undergraduate programs

Annual career reports

Each year, we survey graduating students and publish a profile of the class and their career plans. Check out our annual reports to learn more about our graduates’ career journeys.

View annual reports 

Doctoral students job candidates

Interested in hiring a doctoral graduate or learning more about their work? Learn more about our doctoral students currently on the job market by visiting their featured profiles.

View our doctoral student job candidates

Connect with us

Hire GSE students or alumni

Stanford EdCareers uses a third-party tool, Symplicity, to connect employers with students and alumni. This portal is a free service and allows you to post full-time, part-time, internship, short-term, and remote positions. Your presence in the career portal allows students and alumni to learn more about your mission and career opportunities.

Join the EdCareers portal

Host an intern

Our Education Data Science and Learning Design and Technology MS students complete a required internship as an integral part of their learning, and students in our other master’s programs often seek out internships and field work experiences. Hosting an intern is a great way to attract talent, build hiring pipelines, and support the career development of future education leaders.

Learn more about hosting an intern

Participate in a career fair

Stanford University’s central career education office, called Stanford Career Education, hosts many career fairs throughout the year and in a variety of industries. Career fairs provide an excellent way for employers to connect with education-passionate students.

Visit the Stanford Career Education website to learn more

For more information on connecting with our students and alumni, email us at edcareers@stanford.edu.  

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