The GSB PhD Program application is currently closed and will reopen in September 2021.
Applicants are urged to sign up early for standardized testing and to arrange for timely submission of transcripts and letters of recommendation so that all documents will be received on or before the deadline.
The admission season begins with the distribution of application materials in the late summer and concludes with the notification of admission decisions in mid-March. Applications are accepted as early as September. We guarantee the review of only those applications that are complete as of the application deadline.
Decisions are based on a comprehensive evaluation of the applicant’s file. Admission decisions are typically available by mid-March. All applicants will be notified via email of admissions decisions.
We recognize that you devote a great deal of time and effort to your application and may wish to discuss it with a member of our admissions committee or a faculty member. Regrettably, we are unable to provide individual feedback to any applicant.
Admitted students are expected to enroll in the program in September of the year they are admitted. As a matter of policy, we do not allow applicants to defer admission to a later year. Instead, we ask them to reapply, as noted in instructions for reapplicants. Only under rare and extraordinary circumstances (e.g., compulsory military service) will we consider exceptions to this policy.
Awards full funding to pursue a graduate education at Stanford to students from all disciplines, with additional opportunities for leadership training and collaboration across fields.
Apply to Knight-Hennessy Scholars separate from the PhD program. Applications are due Oct. 14, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. PST.