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The mission of Stanford’s Graduate School of Education is to develop the knowledge, wisdom, and imagination of its students to enable them to take leadership positions in efforts to improve the quality of education around the globe. To this end the GSE offers two degree programs for students.  They include the Master of Arts in Education (M.A.) degree, and the Doctor of Philosophy of Education (Ph.D.) degree.  Each year the GSE has approximately 400 MA and PhD students pursuing degrees, with 225 graduates annually joining the 12,000+ alumni that impact the field of education in a variety of organizations around the world.

Our M.A. degree is a 9 or 12 month intensive program for students who wish to study a particular field in education. There are 9 programs of study including 2 joint degree programs.

Our PhD. degree prepares students to be leaders in education through rigorous research training under the guidance of an assigned faculty mentor/advisor. Graduates often assume roles as university faculty, senior-level education leaders, policymakers, and researchers.

Recruit on Campus

Event Date

Internship Fair

September 28, 2015, Ceras 101 and Lobby from, 4:30pm-6:30pm
Design & Technology Fairhosted by BEAMStanford Career Education  February 3, 2016, Tresidder Memorial Union, 12:00pm- 4:00pm
Social Impact Fair, hosted by BEAMStanford Career Education February 23, 2016, Tresidder Memorial Union, 5:00pm-8:00pm

Hire a GSE student or alumni

Hire interns and full-time employees by posting online in the EdCareers Database. This is a free service for employers.  Read more about our internship program.

Information Sessions

The Education Club at Stanford brings together GSE and Graduate School of Business (GSB) students to discuss education reform and policy, with a focus on leadership, management and business. They provide programming and career resources, including hosting employer information sessions. Inquire about holding an information session on campus by emailing

Employment Statistics

View our Annual Graduation Placement reports to give you an idea of the industries and functions our students pursue after completing their degree. Here are some quick highlights from the class of 2014:

  • 97% of graduates from the class of 2014 completed the survey
  • 93% of   responding graduates were employed within three months post-graduation
  • Of those responding graduates employed 98% were working in an education-related organization.