Ph.D. and MS programs

The Computer Science deadline to apply for Autumn entry quarter 2019-20 is closed now.  We have only one admissions cycle.  The online application will open by first week of October 2019 and can be accessed at:

The Knight-Hennessy Scholars (KHS) application deadline is October 9, 2019. KHS is an optional scholarship program. 

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 9, 2019, and separately apply to the Computer Science department.


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

Type Entry Quarter Application Date Decision Date
Ph.D. Applicants Autumn 2020-21 TBD Mid February 2020
MS Applicants Autumn 2020-21 TBD End of March 2020

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 2019 - 20 Friday, September 20, 2019 Tuesday, August 13, 2019 Friday, October 25, 2019
Spring 2019 - 20 Friday, January 10, 2020 Tuesday, December 3, 2019 Friday, February 14, 2020
Autumn 2020 - 21 Friday, March 20, 2020 Tuesday, February 11, 2020 Friday, April 24, 2020

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


Additional/Change of Degree (Graduates only)

Type Entry Quarter Application Date Decision Date
Ph.D. Additional Degree/Change of Degree Autumn 2020 -21 TBD Mid February 2020
MS Additional Degree/Change of Degree Autumn 2020- 21 TBD End of March 2020