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Each year, we welcome a select group of exceptional individuals to the Stanford GSB PhD Program. All students bring a readiness to commit to the most rigorous, rewarding experience of their academic careers.

We are now accepting application for Fall 2016. Please take a moment to study the application process carefully, so that you can prepare effectively and submit a complete application.

1. Get to Know Us

We offer a range of resources and events that can help you determine if the program is right for you.

2. Apply to Our Program

Once you’ve decided to apply, take time to familiarize yourself with the application requirements.

All applicants are carefully considered for their academic preparation and performance, and their potential to be outstanding researchers. We consider the strength of recommendation letters, standardized test scores, rigor of academic preparation, and alignment of research interests between students and faculty, among other areas.

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Stanford University admits qualified students of any race, color, national or ethnic origin, sex, age, disability, religion, sexual orientation, and gender identity to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the University. Consistent with its obligations under the law, Stanford prohibits unlawful discrimination on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, sex, age, disability, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law in the administration of the University’s programs and activities; Stanford also prohibits unlawful harassment including sexual harassment and sexual violence. View Stanford’s Nondiscrimination Policy.

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