Graduate degrees are offered in more than 60 departments and programs. The degrees for which students may apply are listed on the Graduate Programs section. Some departments admit students who are interested only in a master’s program; others award master’s degrees only to students enrolled in other degree programs. Most departments admit students for doctoral study directly from a bachelor’s program, although some require completion of a master’s degree before approval for doctoral work.

For each Stanford advanced degree, there is an approved course of study that meets University and department requirements. Department requirements are described in the “Graduate Programs” section of department listings in the Stanford Bulletin. University degree requirements are described in full in the Stanford Bulletin. Departments also have information about their programs and requirements on the web.