Diversity Programs - Prospective Graduate Students

There are many doors to open at Stanford – discovery, innovation, collaboration, and diversity of people and ideas. This spectrum is embodied by graduate students, professionals, and researchers. The journey toward academic achievement is shared by students in different disciplines, from a spectrum of cultures, races, ethnicities, work and life experiences, skills, interests, and perspectives. We want to assist you on your path to becoming the researchers and teachers who will contribute to scholarship. The door is open.  We invite you to join us.

Get involved in Undergraduate Research
The School of Humanities and Sciences believes that improving the diversity of graduate education begins with the support of undergraduates who are excelling academically and pursuing research. Learn more about how you can get involved in research as an undergraduate regardless of where you attend college.

Join the Stanford Community
We encourage you to consider joining the graduate student community here at Stanford.  The School of Humanities and Sciences is actively looking for outstanding diverse students to apply to our graduate departments and programs.  If you have not yet considered pursuing a doctorate, we encourage you to find out more and determine whether a PhD would meet your personal and intellectual interests. 

Interdisciplinary Research
Stanford has a strong focus on collaborative, interdisciplinary research that crosses boundaries between departments. The "thin walls" between academic disciplines encourages creativity and innovation. While you should apply to the department most closely related to your field of study, you may join one of the many interdisciplinary programs that include scholars from across the campus investigating related topics. For example, the Center for Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity includes scholars from History, Psychology, Law, Engineering and many other fields of study.

Contact Us
If you have any questions about our departments and programs, how to prepare for graduate studies, how to decide whethert to pursue a Masters or a PhD, the application process, campus climate, living in California, or anything else, please do not hesitate to contact us.