Stanford offers the kind of education needed for leadership in a rapidly changing world. Its seven schools – Humanities & Sciences, Engineering, Business, Law, Medicine, Education and Earth Sciences – offer a breadth of highly regarded degree programs that allow students the freedom to explore their intellectual and personal passions.


The schools of Earth Sciences, Engineering and Humanities & Sciences offer both undergraduate and graduate programs. Graduate schools include Business, Education, Law and Medicine.

Departments & Programs

Stanford's academic departments are listed both alphabetically and by school. In addition, a number of interdisciplinary programs cross boundaries between disciplines.

Academic Calendar & Courses

The Registrar maintains student academic records, the academic calendar and Stanford's catalog of courses and degrees. Axess is the on-line academic information system used by students, faculty and advisors.

Undergraduate Academic Life

A Stanford undergraduate education emphasizes a broad liberal arts foundation, development of deep subject-area knowledge, and a variety of rich learning experiences inside and outside the classroom.   

Graduate Academic Life

Stanford offers graduate students unsurpassed opportunities to participate in the advancement of entire fields of knowledge. Schools and departments take primary responsibility for graduate studies while the Vice Provost for Graduate Education works to enhance academic life for all graduate students.

Online Learning

Stanford is pioneering new ways of using online technologies to enrich the educational experience and expand opportunities for learners worldwide.

Professional, Continuing, K-12

Stanford offers valuable opportunities for lifelong learning, including continuing adult education, executive and professional programs, and special programs for K-12 students.