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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

While every peer institution has incredible faculty, I think what sets Stanford apart is its commitment to mentoring each student from very early on in the program. I feel as a first-year student that I have access to anyone in the department I want to talk to, and that’s a really special thing.

— Anna Mukamal, 2017 Ph.D. Cohort