Admissions: Current Stanford Graduate Students

Current Stanford Graduate and Professional Student Applicants:

  • Current Stanford graduate and professional students include master’s, doctoral, and medical students who are currently enrolled in a graduate degree program at Stanford.  Current Stanford postdoctoral scholars must apply as external applicants.
  • Current Stanford graduate students may apply to the program on a rolling admission basis.

Required Application Materials:

  • Completed Current Graduate Student Online Application Form
  • Resume/CV
  • Transcript (unofficial transcripts are acceptable)
  • Statement of Purpose (1-2 pages, 1 inch margins, 12 point font, single spaced)
    • The Statement of Purpose should describe succinctly your reasons for applying to the proposed program at Stanford, your preparation for this field of study, research interests, future career plans, and other aspects of your background and
      interests which may aid the admissions committee in evaluating your aptitude and motivation for graduate study.
  • 2 letters of recommendation from Stanford professors
  • $125 application fee will be assessed by the Registrar if you are admitted and accept.

How to Apply:

1. Thoroughly review the information on our website and information about adding/changing degree programs at Stanford.

2. Submit all the "Required Application Materials" listed above by completing the Current Graduate Student Online Application Form.

3.  After completing and submitting your application, you may be asked to interview with the CHPR program.

Receiving CHPR Course Credit:

Students pursuing a PhD at Stanford are eligible to count up to 45 units from the Master’s degree towards the PhD requirements (135 residency units). The policy can be found in the bulletin. Note that PhD students who have received Graduate Residency Transfer credit for a master's degree from another institution are not eligible to count the CHPR units also.

Per University policy, students in other master's programs may count CHPR course units towards their M.S. degree for CHPR courses taken before matriculating into the program provided that the CHPR units are not also counted towards the other degree (i.e. no double counting). 

The CHPR Program works with each of its students to help define and outline a suitable CHPR course plan.