Ph.D. and MS programs

The Computer Science deadline to apply for Autumn entry quarter 2021-22 has not been determined , please check back.  We have only one admissions cycle.  The online application for Autumn entry quarter 2020-21 is now closed and will re open in September 2020 and can be accessed at: See the link below for the MS-Coterminal program.

The Knight-Hennessy Scholars (KHS) application deadline is October 14, 2020, 1:00pm PST. 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 14, 2020, 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 2021-22 TBD Mid February 2021
MS Applicants Autumn 2021-22 TBD End of March 2021

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 2020 - 21 Friday, September 25, 2020 Tuesday, August 18, 2020 Friday, October 23, 2020
Spring 2020 - 21 Friday, January 8, 2021 Tuesday, December 15, 2020 Friday, February 12, 2021
Autumn 2020 - 21 Friday, March 27, 2020 Tuesday, February 11, 2020 Friday, May 1, 2020

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 2021 -22 TBD Mid February 2021
MS Additional Degree/Change of Degree Autumn 2021- 22 TBD End of March 2021