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Stanford Ignite – Part-Time

Stanford Ignite participants

Stanford Ignite is offered in the winter as a nine-week, part-time program for working professionals and graduate students.


Graduate students currently pursuing a master’s, MD, PhD, post-doc program in a nonbusiness field.

Professionals with a bachelor’s degree and some professional experience (an advanced degree is preferred).

If you have an MBA, graduate degree in management, and/or extensive managerial training, you are not eligible to apply.

Time Commitment

Stanford Ignite provides approximately 100 classroom hours and 100 to 150 project hours. Admitted applicants must be able to attend all sessions


The cost of attendance includes course materials, program events, and some meals.

Tuition for Part-time Offering
Non-Stanford Participants US $14,500
Stanford Participants* US $1,525

*Stanford Participants include current Stanford graduate students (Master’s, PhD, JD, MD) and postdoctoral scholars only. All other applicants are considered non-Stanford.


Submit your application as early as possible. To be considered for admission, your application must include:

  • Current resume
  • A series of short essays
  • Two recommendations submitted via the application website

Applications will not be accepted after the published deadline.