Skip to content Skip to navigation

M.A. Admissions

Students sitting on the steps in Argentina having a discussion with a political leader

A Dynamic and Interdisciplinary Approach to Global Policy

Each year we welcome a select group of exceptionally talented students to the Ford Dorsey Program in International Policy Studies (IPS). The Admissions Committee values international experience and academic preparation, including prerequisite coursework in economics and statistics. We encourage applicants of varied backgrounds to apply.  

There is one admissions deadline in January of every year for enrollment in Autumn Quarter of the same year.  Please see How to Apply for details on the application process.

Learn More About IPS

Thinking about applying? Explore the IPS experience, download our  2015-16 IPS Brochure, or connect with the IPS team to learn more about our dynamic and innovative policy program.  

You can also become a fan on Facebook or follow us on Twitter.

Visit Campus

Prospective applicants are welcome to visit campus and meet with IPS staff.  Please contact the IPS Program Coordinator to schedule your visit.

Graduate Fairs

Visit us at the Idealist Grad Fairs, which are free and open to anyone interested in learning about grad school.

IPS Brochure 2015-16

IPS students on the Study Trip to Myanmar

Familiarize yourself with the application requirements, timeline, and deadline

Image of Stanford's Main Quad

Explore ways to fund your graduate study with fellowships, assistantships, and loans

Image of IPS students at a conference table

Learn more about the application process, prerequisite courses, and language requirement