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Partners & Families

The Stanford MSx full-time, one-year master’s degree in management will be an unforgettable experience for your spouse or partner and your children

Moving your family to California for one year will be an exciting adventure. Stanford GSB and the greater community are renowned for resources that support partners and families. We provide opportunities that can make their year equally life-changing.

MSx Student and Partner Life

MSx Student and Partner Life

Brett Wilson, MS ’19, Lyndall, and Anne Christine share their experience as a family in the MSx Program.

Your partner will have an equally enriching year, with access to intellectual endeavors, health and well-being activities, and a vibrant community to support them. Learn more about family life at the GSB.

Intellectual Engagement

When it comes to education, your partner has many options:

Additionally, our Career Management Center offers one career coaching appointment for partners of MSx students.

Note: Due to visa limitations, if you are an international spouse and come to Stanford, you will not be eligible to work domestically or internationally, nor take classes for degree credit. You can take continuing studies classes for enrichment. 

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Tip: When Your Family Is Not on Campus

If your spouse and family decide to stay home, there are many opportunities to visit each other throughout the year. Check out the academic calendar to see when your breaks are.

Health and Well-Being; Arts and Culture

During your time at Stanford, your partner and you may choose to explore any number of activities that span from health and well-being to arts and cultural enrichment.

There are a multitude of options for health and wellness activities including group fitness classes, yoga and meditation, or rock-climbing.

If you are a sports fan, Stanford is home to world-class athletic teams: from American football and championship soccer to swimming and gymnastics. You and your family will be able to cheer on the Cardinal, no matter what sport you love!

For those interested in the arts, there are frequent cultural events across campus, with guest performers from around the world.

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MSx Class of 2024

"The MSx program is incredibly family-friendly; nearly all events welcome family members. My wife and son have made numerous friends here, and some significant others have even started businesses together! It's a fantastic program for families as well."


With a diverse set of partners and families, your spouse will be exposed to global perspectives in a supportive and inclusive community — no matter where you are from.

If you are a parent, you will find a supportive community that steps up while you study; helps watch the kids while you attend a class; organizes on- or off-campus outings; or facilitates school drop-off and pick-up. You and your partner can breathe easy knowing your kids are in a safe, international, and one-of-a-kind living and learning community that will positively impact their lives for years to come.