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Master's Degree for PhD Students

Stanford Psychology does not offer a terminal Master's Degree. We do not accept applications for the MA program. Only students who are already enrolled in a Stanford doctoral program have the option of obtaining a master's degree in psychology.


Current graduate students in the Department of Psychology who have completed the first-year and second-year course requirements and at least 45 units of Psychology courses may apply for conferral of the MA degree in Psychology. 

In exceptional cases, students concurrently enrolled in another doctoral or professional program at Stanford may also apply for the master's degree in Psychology. In such cases, the applicable admissions and degree requirements are determined on a case by case basis. Such applicants should consult with the relevant programs to assess eligibility.

Current students should refer to the Master's Degree Requirements page for detailed instructions related to the optional Master's degree.