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Graduate Application Deadlines

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  • All application deadlines are final. Applications will not be accepted after the deadline. 
  • We have only one admissions cycle for starting in the Autumn quarter the PhD, MS (including HCP) program.
  • Important Note: For the joint degree programs, the application dates are only for the CS affiliated application. For the Graduate School of Business and School of Law application deadlines, please refer to the respective websites for additional information. 
  • For the CS Coterminal program, you are only allowed to apply for a maximum of 3 attempts.

Entry quarterApplication opensApplication deadlineDecision      
PhD ApplicationAutumnLate SeptemberDecember 5, 2023February 2024
Master's ApplicationAutumnLate SeptemberDecember 5, 2023March 2024
Coterm Application (Stanford undergraduates only)Winter 2023-2024September 26, 2023October 13, 2023November 10, 2023
 Spring 2023-2024December 12, 2023January 12, 2024February 7, 2024
 Autumn 2024-2025February 6, 2024March 22, 2024April 26, 2024
CS MS/MBA Application 
(CS MS deadline only)
AutumnLate SeptemberDecember 5, 2023March 2024
CS MS/Law Application 
(CS MS deadline only)
AutumnLate SeptemberDecember 5, 2023March 2024
CS PhD/Law Application 
(CS PhD deadline only)
AutumnLate SeptemberDecember 5, 2023February 2024

KHS Deadline

The Knight-Hennessy Scholars (KHS) is a prestigious scholarship program. It is designed to build a multidisciplinary community of Stanford graduate students dedicated to finding creative solutions to the world's greatest challenges. KHS admits up to 100 high-achieving students every year from across Stanford's seven (7) graduate schools. Scholars receive up to three (3) years of full funding for graduate studies at Stanford. 

Candidates of any country may apply. KHS applicants must have earned their first undergraduate degree within the last seven years, and must apply to both a Stanford graduate program (MS or PhD) and to KHS. Learn More.

The application deadline is October 11, 2023.

TOEFL Deadline

October 24, 2023 (at least six weeks before the application deadline) is the suggested deadline to ensure scores are received in time for review.

CS Graduate Application

Applicants to graduate studies in Computer Science must apply either to MS (including HCP) or PhD, not to both.

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CS Coterm Application

Applicants to the CS Coterm program must be a current Stanford undergraduate. Students on leave of absence are not eligible to apply.

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