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  1. How recent must my TOEFL scores be?

    TOEFL scores submitted to Stanford must be from a test taken within the last 18 months. No scores are valid beyond the date ETS will send or resend them to schools. Tests must be taken prior to application submission and the program application deadline.

    What is the minimum TOEFL score required in order to be considered for admission? The minimum TOEFL scores required are 250 for the computer-based test, 600 for the paper-based test and 100 for the internet-based test.

    Pallavi Kovuru - June 8

  2. Where should I have my TOEFL scores sent?

    Applicants should have the Educational Testing Service (ETS) send scores electronically to Stanford University. The university code is 4704. It is not necessary to indicate a department code. Self-reported scores are not official until Stanford receives the electronic record from ETS.

    Pallavi Kovuru - June 8

  3. Are IELTS scores accepted in place of the TOEFL?

    We do not accept IELTS scores in lieu of the TOEFL.

    Pallavi Kovuru - June 8

  4. Do I need to take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)?

    TOEFL is required from all applicants whose first language is not English regardless of citizenship. Tests must be taken prior to the program’s application deadline and application submission. Self-reported scores should be recorded on the application.

    Pallavi Kovuru - June 8

  5. What are the codes for test score reporting?

    Stanford’s institution codes are listed below. No department code is required.
    GRE: 4704
    TOEFL: 4704
    CSET: 582
    SSAT: 582
    Praxis: RA4704 CBEST: 327

    Pallavi Kovuru - June 9

  6. Application Requirements for All Doctoral Programs (PhD)

    All of our doctoral programs are designed to develop outstanding educational researchers who have a deep understanding of the scientific, practical and policy issues they study. All require full-time study, and we promise five years of full-time financial support for every student we admit. Our doctoral programs are small, typically ranging from about 25 to 35 new students a year.

    webmaster - August 8

  7. International FAQ

  8. Application Requirements for the Curriculum and Teacher Education (CTE) Master's Program

    Curriculum and Teacher Education (CTE) is an individualized, research-intensive program intended for students with prior professional experience and education. A very small number of students are accepted to this program every year.

    webmaster - March 17

  9. Application Requirements for the International Comparative Education & International Education Policy Analysis (ICE-IEPA) Master's Program

    International Comparative Education (ICE) addresses educational practice in a rapidly changing global context and in both less developed and industrialized countries, including the United States. Students examine such problems as the political economy of underdevelopment and educational planning in comparative perspective. The major research project requirement provides students the opportunity to develop excellent research skills.

    content-provider - March 17

  10. Application Requirements for the Learning, Design, and Technology (LDT) Master's Program

    Learning, Design, and Technology (LDT) integrates powerful contemporary ideas about learning with emergent technologies, to design and evaluate learning environments, products, and programs. LDT graduates bring their skills to bear in a variety of settings, including schools, museums, research institutions, and educational technology companies.

    content-provider - March 17

  11. Application Requirements for the Policy, Organization, and Leadership Studies (POLS) Master's Program

    Policy, Organization, and Leadership Studies (POLS) focuses on the skills and knowledge necessary for effective leadership in a variety of educational environments. Students specialize in Pre-K-12 education, Higher Education, or an Individually Designed Concentration. 

    content-provider - March 17

  12. Testing Requirements - Elementary (Multiple Subjects)

    Requirement Who How to Fulfill Deadline

    GRE

    All applicants

    EXEMPT: Stanford co-terms and former Stanford graduate students

    Register at www.ets.org/gre

    Use Stanford Institution code: 4704 (no dept. code is required)

    John Yu - September 21

  13. How will I know if you have received my application and supplemental materials?

    Due to the large number of applications we receive, we are unable to provide status updates or confirm receipt of application materials via email or phone call. Should we have any trouble accessing your application materials, we will contact you directly. Because all application materials are submitted electronically, you may check your status through the online application checklist. 

    Pallavi Kovuru - June 8

  14. STEP - Admission - Require - Testing

    Testing Requirements

    1. GRE

    The GRE is required of all Graduate Applicants*. 

    Viviana Alcazar - December 9

  15. Application Requirements for the Stanford Teacher Education Program (STEP) Secondary Master's Program

    Stanford Teacher Education Program (STEP) with the Secondary concentration leads to teacher certification in the state of California, and requires intensive, supervised practice at school sites, as well as academic course work that focuses on cutting-edge, school-based research.

    content-provider - October 21

  16. Admission Requirements for the Stanford Teacher Education Program (STEP) Elementary Master's Program

    Stanford Teacher Education Program (STEP) with the Elementary concentration leads to teacher certification in the state of California, and requires intensive, supervised practice at school sites, as well as academic course work that focuses on cutting-edge, school-based research.

    content-provider - March 17

  17. What is the application deadline?

    Application deadlines are at 11:59 p.m. Pacific Standard Time. Technical glitches can occur in the final hours, so please do not wait until the last minute to submit your application materials. Staff will be on-hand to assist with technical support until 4:00 p.m. Pacific Standard Time on the deadline dates. Deadlines for the 2018-19 academic year (all materials must be submitted by these dates, and GRE or TOEFL tests must be taken prior to application submission) are:

    PhD: December 1, 2017 (11:59 p.m. PST)
    All PhD programs begin Fall 2018-19

    Pallavi Kovuru - June 8

  18. Testing Requirements - Secondary (Single Subject)

    Requirement Who How to Fulfill Deadline

    GRE

    All applicants

    EXEMPT: Stanford co-terms and former Stanford graduate students

    Register at www.ets.org/gre

    Use Stanford Institution code: 4704 (no dept. code is required)

    John Yu - September 21

  19. Application Requirements

    As you begin to prepare your application, familiarize yourself with the application process and requirements for your desired program(s) by reviewing the links below.

    We expect that the application for the 2019-2020 academic year will be open at the end of September 2018. Please check back periodically for any updates.

    Application Deadlines for the 2019-2020 academic year:  PhD - December 3, 2018 / MA - January 10, 2019 / Coterm - January 10, 2019

    It is the applicant's responsibility to ensure that the all application materials, including letters of recommendation and official test scores, are submitted by the published deadline. In addition, please note:

    • Due to the large number of applications we receive, we are unable to provide status updates or confirm receipt of application materials via email or phone call. Should we have any trouble accessing your application materials, we will contact you directly. Please note that your application status page will not be updated to “complete” for some time as applications are manually completed. 
    • Self-reported GRE and TOEFL scores are acceptable for application submission purposes, however, we do need to receive official scores before we can forward applications to the admissions committee for review.
    • We do not accept revised documents, such as updated transcripts or revised Statements of Purpose, after an application has been submitted. Be sure to review your Statement of Purpose, resume/CV, and other documents very carefully before submitting your application.
    • Official transcripts are not required for application submission. Unofficial transcripts should be uploaded directly onto the application as a scanned copy or a PDF. Admitted students will be contacted with instructions on sending official transcripts.
    • If you have questions about your application and application requirements, we strongly encourage you to visit our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page as many of your questions will be answered there.

    Admissions FAQ

    webmaster - July 15

  20. STEP Accreditation 2016

    derisa@stanford.edu - January 12