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Stanford Ignite immerses students in a condensed Graduate School of Business curriculum.

Stanford Ignite

Stanford offers abundant opportunities for students to work and learn on interdisciplinary teams. Expand your networks, challenge your creativity, and collaborate to find novel solutions to problems from the real world.

VPGE-Supported Opportunities

Haas Center Graduate Public Service Fellowship

The one-year Haas Center Graduate Public Service (GPS) Fellowship provides a supportive, multidisciplinary network to graduate students who want to integrate public service into their academic and professional careers. The program is run by the Haas Center for Public Service, with support from VPGE.

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Stanford Ignite

This intensive program from the Graduate School of Business teaches new innovators to formulate, develop, and commercialize their ideas. Participants learn the fundamentals of business and the practical aspects of identifying and evaluating business ideas and moving them forward. Offered full time in summer and part time during Winter quarter. Stanford graduate students and postdocs can enroll in the program for a substantially reduced cost due to subsidization from VPGE.


Beyond VPGE

Interdisciplinary Degree Programs

Stanford hosts over 30 interdisciplinary undergraduate and graduate degree-granting programs. These academic programs cross traditional boundaries and welcome students from many fields.

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Joint Degree Programs

Joint Degree Programs are approved combinations of two graduate degrees that allow students to complete both degrees with a reduction of residency requirements.  There are over 30 approved JDPs.

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Stanford Technology Ventures Program

The School of Engineering's entrepreneurship education and research center, the Stanford Technology Ventures Program (STVP), offers programs and courses in innovation, creativity, and entrepreneurship.

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Hasso Plattner Institute of Design (the

Using design thinking as the glue for collaboration and innovation, the teaches project-based interdisciplinary classes around themes or initiatives.  Participants tackle real world projects to learn more about design thinking and practice innovating together.

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Interdisciplinary, Cross-School Courses

Search Explore Courses with the key word “interdisciplinary” to see hundreds of graduate level courses with interdisciplinarity in their description. Take advantage of Stanford's open registration policy to learn from star faculty, no matter what department or degree you are pursuing.

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