The Sustainability Science and Practice Program is intended for students from a broad range of undergraduate majors – from computer science to sociology, and from Earth systems to public policy. We are a coterminal masters program only, meaning that you must be a current Stanford undergraduate to apply.
Students may take either an MS or an MA, based on their balance of natural science and engineering (MS) vs social science (MA) units (more than 25 in one or the other) and influenced by their undergraduate degree (BA/BS) or meeting of pre-requisites for the master’s.
Students should have:
The MS/MA should be accessible to all backgrounds, assuming accomplishment of these pre-requisites:
There are more than 100 suggested electives across multiple disciplines. The exact course list will be based on individual student interests and agreed on by them, their faculty advisor, and the program director.
1) Review eligibility - see above
2) Prepare the required materials:
Please note that we do not require GRE scores.
3) Submit the online application by the deadline. Applications close at 11.59pm on the 7th Monday of each quarter. For the 2017/2018 academic year, applications are due as follows:
4) Decisions and acceptances:
All applications are reviewed after the submission deadline. We expect to notify applicants either way via email within approximately 5 business days. If an offer of admission is extended, students will have one week to accept or decline that offer. Instructions for this will be in the offer email.
Please also see our Bulletin posting.