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Information for Prospective Ph.D. Students


Thank you for your interest in our Ph.D. program, which offers an unparalleled combination of intellectual rigor and graduate support. On this page, you will find the resources you need to learn about the program and the application process. For additional information, contact

My first impression on visiting Stanford was that the professors, students and supporting staff were genuinely friendly, supportive, compassionate, and that this was a non-competitive community which also happened to do some of the most cutting edge work in the discipline. This department cares about its students and their lives, and yet still demands the best work of them without spoon-feeding. And the sun shines! I wouldn't go anywhere else.

— Jodie Archer, PhD 2014, Apple Inc.