Admission to the Stanford MSx Program

You have reflected on your career. You have read about the Stanford MSx Program. You are ready. The next big step in your future is here.

Applying to the Stanford MSx Program requires time and effort. This is our chance to get to know you — personally and professionally — and to hear about your accomplishments and aspirations. Likewise, it is an opportunity for you to learn more about Stanford.

Ready to begin? Start with deepening your understanding of the admission process by learning about:

Let us get to know you by registering your interest and submitting an application.

Stanford MSx Admissions Overview

Once you have submitted a completed Stanford MSx Program application, we will evaluate it on its own merits and in the context of the broad applicant pool. If, after reviewing the application, we believe that you are a good potential match for the Sloan Fellows cohort, we will schedule an interview with you (by invitation only). Once an interview is completed, the Stanford MSx Program will make a decision on your application and notify you via email.

Applying to Both the Stanford MSx and MBA Programs

If you are still deciding between the Stanford MSx and the Stanford MBA programs, Stanford GSB offers the option to apply to both programs for one application fee. The combined Stanford MSx and Stanford MBA application is only available to those that will have at least eight years of work experience by July 2017.

Application Requirements and Process

  • Make sure you understand the criteria for both the Stanford MSx and MBA programs (at least eight years of experience is required for the MSx Program).
  • You must apply in Round 1 or 2 to use the combined application.
  • On the first screen of the Stanford MSx application, select the “MBA and MSx Program Application.”
  • The Stanford MSx Program requires three letters of reference, so list a third recommender in your application to be reviewed only by the MSx Program.
  • For the combined application, your answers for both essay questions may not exceed 1,200 words.
  • Address your interest in both the Stanford MSx and MBA programs in Essay B.
  • Pay only one $275 fee to apply to both programs.
  • If you are admitted to both programs, you can accept only one offer of admission.