Academic Advising

Students in the MLA Program receive individual attention and supportive academic advising throughout their time at Stanford. 

Pre-thesis Advising Group

Incoming students are assigned to a small advising group that meets three times during the academic year. Consisting of a Stanford faculty member and several MLA students in various stages of the program, the advising group gives students a chance to share their accomplishments and challenges, and the opportunity to discuss individual progress and personal concerns.

Thesis Advising

After their thesis topic has been approved by the MLA Advisory Committee, students are assigned a Stanford faculty member with relevant expertise, who will work closely with them on the further development and research of the thesis.

Writing Consultation

The MLA Program employs a writing consultant who assists students with individual writing concerns.

Program Advising

Throughout their time in the Program, students have the support and guidance of the Associate Dean in academic concerns, and the Assistant Director in business matters.