Ph.D. and MS programs

The Computer Science deadline to apply for Autumn entry quarter 2021-22 is closed now.  We have only one admissions cycle for MS (including HCP) and PhD programs . 

The Knight-Hennessy Scholars (KHS) application deadline is October 6, 2021, 1:00pm PST. KHS is an optional scholarship program. 

The Student-Applicant Support Program deadline is October 31, 2020. SASP is an optional program intended to give application feedback to underrepresented students in advance of the department deadline.

Knight-Hennessy Scholars

The Knight-Hennessy Scholars program is designed to build a multidisciplinary community of Stanford graduate students dedicated to finding creative solutions to the world's greatest challenges. The program awards up to 100 high-achieving students every year with full funding to pursue a graduate education at Stanford, including the M.S. and Ph.D. in Computer Science. To be considered, you must apply to Knight-Hennessy Scholars by October 6, 2021 and separately apply to the Computer Science department.

Student-Applicant Support Program

The Student-Applicant Support Program aims to assist underrepresented students as they apply to Stanford’s CS PhD program. Applicants may receive one round of meaningful feedback on their resume and statement of purpose from a current PhD student (capacity limited). Participation in the Student-Applicant Support Program is separate from the admissions process and does not guarantee admission.

To participate in the Student-Applicant Support Program, please submit your application materials here by 11:59PM PST on October 31, 2020.

All application deadlines are final. Applications will not be accepted after the deadline.

Type Entry Quarter Application Date Decision Date
Ph.D. Applicants Autumn 2022-23 TBD Mid February 2022
MS Applicants Autumn 2022-23 TBD End of March 2022

Stanford Current Students Only

Coterminal Program (Undergraduates only)

The Computer Science MS-Coterminal program application deadline (11:59pm PST) will be:

Entry Quarter Application Deadline Online Application Open Date Decision Date
Winter 2021 - 22 Friday, September 24, 2021 Thursday, August 19, 2021 Friday, October 22, 2021
Spring 2021 - 22 Friday, January 7, 2022 Tuesday, December 14, 2021 Friday, February 11, 2022
Autumn 2021 - 22 Friday, March 26, 2021 Tuesday, February 9, 2021 Friday, April 30, 2021

Please note that you are only allowed to apply to the CS Coterminal Program for a maximum of 3 attempts.

The online application for MS-Coterminal program can be accessed at:

Additional/Change of Degree (Graduates only)

Type Entry Quarter Application Date Decision Date
Ph.D. Additional Degree/Change of Degree Autumn 2022 -23 TBD Mid February 2022
MS Additional Degree/Change of Degree Autumn 2022- 23 TBD End of March 2022