The School of Humanities and Sciences (H&S) is home to a thriving and innovative graduate community. If you are thinking about pursuing a Master's degree or a doctorate in the humanities, social sciences, or natural sciences, we encourage you to:
- Browse our website to learn more
- Determine which graduate departments and programs fit your intellectual and personal goals
- Learn the steps to follow to apply for admission
As a Stanford graduate with an advanced degree, you will not only be able to pursue a career at a college or a university. Many Stanford graduates also contribute actively in the corporate, government, academic, and non-profit arenas.
Applications for admission are completed online through the Office of Graduate Admissions. Their website includes information on graduate programs, requirements for applying, and the online application.
The Office of the Vice Provost for Graduate Education (VPGE) works across the University providing academic leadership and resources to facilitate interaction between schools, and promote student diversity.
Funding Graduate Studies
Selecting a Department
Stanford has a wide array of programs with focus on interdisciplinary research. Department names that may exist at other universities may not exist at Stanford. However, the collaborative atmosphere at Stanford investigates all research questions you are interested in.
Stanford has a strong focus on collaborative, interdisciplinary research that crosses boundaries among departments. The "thin walls" between academic disciplines continuously encourage creativity and innovation.