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Joint & Dual Degrees

If you wish to pursue a joint or dual degree, you must specify your interest in the “Application Information” section of the application by checking the box next to the desired joint or dual degree program. Then:

Joint/Dual Degree Additional Instruction
  • JD/MBA
  • MA in International Policy Studies/MBA
  • MD/MBA
  • MPP/MBA
  • MS in Computer Science/MBA
  • MS in Electrical Engineering/MBA
Use Essay B to support your rationale for the joint or dual degree.
  • MA in Education/MBA
  • MS in Environment and Resources/MBA
Upload a personal statement (maximum of two pages) in the “Joint Degree” section.

Specific Instructions by Degree

JD/MBA

You must apply separately, and be admitted, to both the Stanford Law School (SLS) and Stanford GSB.

If you are a JD student, you only need to submit your application to Stanford GSB for the MBA Program. Conversely, if you are an MBA student, you only need to submit your application to SLS for the JD Program.

MA Education/MBA

If you are admitted to the MBA Program, we will forward your application and personal statement to the Graduate School of Education (GSE). You will receive your decision from the GSE at the same time as your MBA admission notification.

You also may apply to the MA Education/MBA Program during your first year of the MBA Program.

MA in International Policy Studies/MBA

You must apply separately, and be admitted, to both the Ford Dorsey Program in International Policy Studies (IPS) and Stanford GSB. The application deadline for IPS for fall 2016 is 05 January 2016. You will receive a decision by mid-March and must respond to the offer by mid- to late-April.

We recommend that you apply to Stanford GSB in Round 2 if your enrollment decision is contingent on the IPS degree. You may apply in Round 1, but you will not receive your decision from Stanford IPS before the deadline to respond to your offer from the MBA Program. If you apply to the MBA Program in Round 3, you will not receive your decision until early May, which is after the April deadline to respond to an offer from Stanford IPS.

You must take the GRE, which is required by Stanford IPS and accepted by Stanford GSB; it is not necessary to take the GMAT for your MBA application.

If you are an international student, take the TOEFL, which is required by Stanford IPS and accepted by Stanford GSB. A minimum score of 100 (iBT) and 600 (PBT) is required. Note that Stanford IPS does NOT accept the IELTS or the PTE. If you have an undergraduate or graduate degree from a college or university where instruction was provided entirely in English, you are exempt from taking the TOEFL.

As an alternative, you may apply to the MA in International Policy Studies during your first year of the MBA Program.

MD/MBA

You must apply separately, and be accepted, to both the School of Medicine and Stanford GSB.

You may apply to the MBA Program during your first, second, or third year at the School of Medicine. However, we strongly advise that you apply to the MBA Program in your third year.

MPP/MBA

If you are admitted to the MBA Program, we will forward your application and personal statement to the Public Policy Program. You will receive notification of your MPP decision timely with your MBA admission.

You also may apply to the MPP/MBA Program during your first year of the MBA Program.

If you are not admitted to the MBA Program, it is not possible to enroll solely in the MPP. At this time, you must be accepted or enrolled in another Stanford graduate program to be eligible to apply to the MPP Program.

MS in Computer Science/MBA

You must apply and be accepted independently to both the Computer Science Department at the School of Engineering and Stanford GSB.

The application deadline for Computer Science is 09 December 2014. You will receive a decision in late March and must respond to the offer by 15 April 2015.

We recommend that you apply to Stanford GSB in Round 2. You may apply in Round 1, but you will not receive your decision from Computer Science before the February 2015 deadline to respond to your offer from the MBA Program. If you apply in Round 3, you will not receive your Stanford GSB decision until early May, which is after the mid-April deadline to respond to an offer from Computer Science.

You must take the GRE, which is required by the Computer Science Department and accepted by Stanford GSB; it is unnecessary to take the GMAT for your MBA application.

If you are an international student, take the TOEFL, which is required by the Computer Science Department and accepted by Stanford GSB. A minimum score of 113 is required by the Computer Science Department. Note that the Computer Science Department does NOT accept the IELTS or the PTE. If you have an undergraduate or graduate degree from a college or university where instruction was provided entirely in English, you are exempt from taking the TOEFL.

As an alternative, you may apply to the MS Computer Science/MBA Joint Degree Program during your first year at Stanford GSB.

MS in Electrical Engineering/MBA

You must apply and be accepted independently to both the Electrical Engineering Department at the School of Engineering and Stanford GSB. The application deadline for Electrical Engineering for fall 2016 is 08 December 2015. You will receive a decision by mid-March and must respond to the offer in April 2016.

We recommend that you apply to Stanford GSB in Round 2. You may apply in Round 1, but you will not receive your decision from Electrical Engineering before the deadline to respond to your offer from the MBA Program. If you apply in Round 3, you will not receive your Stanford GSB decision until early May, which is after the April deadline to respond to an offer from Electrical Engineering.

You must take the GRE, which is required by the Electrical Engineering Department and accepted by Stanford GSB; it is unnecessary to take the GMAT for your MBA application.

If you are an international student, take the TOEFL, which is required by the Electrical Engineering Department and accepted by Stanford GSB. A minimum score of 100 (iBT) and 600 (PBT) is required by Stanford GSB. Note that the Electrical Engineering Department does not accept the IELTS or the PTE. If you have an undergraduate or graduate degree from a college or university where instruction was provided entirely in English, you are exempt from taking the TOEFL.

As an alternative, you may apply to the MS Electrical Engineering /MBA Joint Degree Program during your first year at the Graduate School of Business.

MS in Environment and Resources/MBA

We will forward your application and personal statement to the Stanford School of Earth, Energy and Environmental Sciences. If you are admitted to the MBA Program, you will receive notification of your School of Earth, Energy and Environmental Sciences decision at the same time as your MBA admission.

You also may apply to the MS Environment and Resources/MBA Program during your first year of the MBA Program.

Last Updated 2 Jun 2016