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Individually Designed M.A. in Education

Degree Offered: MA

The Individually Designed M.A. in Education is intended for doctoral students at Stanford who would like to earn a Master of Arts in Education while studying for their Ph.D. outside of Stanford GSE. The program is based on an individual program of study developed in consultation with the student's Stanford GSE advisor and must be finished in 3 years. The program consists of 45 units for the degree, at least 27 of which must be taken within Stanford GSE (students register in the Stanford GSE course number).

Prospective students must submit the following for consideration into the program:

  1. A statement of purpose indicating the relevance of a MA in Education to the student's doctoral degree and the academic rationale for the program proposal.
  2. A preliminary program proposal outlining the proposed coursework for the master's degree.
  3. If admitted to the program, a Graduate Program Authorization Petition must be submitted by the student in Axess and be approved by the student's home department.
  4. The Associate Dean of Student Affairs will appoint a program advisor for the student. The advisor will develop the final program proposal in consultation with the student and subject to the approval of the Associate Dean of Student Affairs.

For more information please review the Individually Designed M.A. application.


Contact MA Programs Officer: Caroline Stasulat