How to Apply

The online application for Autumn 2024–2025 is now closed.

The Department of Comparative Medicine welcomes your application.

Deadline to apply is February 29, 2024.  Admission decisions will be released on May 1, 2024.

The Department of Comparative Medicine and the Master of Laboratory Animal Science program welcome graduate applications from individuals with a broad range of life experiences, perspectives, and backgrounds to contribute to our community of scholars. Our review process is holistic and individualized, considering each applicant’s academic record and accomplishments, letters of recommendation, prior research experience, and admissions essays to understand how an applicant’s life experiences have shaped their past and potential contributions to their field and how they might enrich the learning community at Stanford.

The Department of Comparative Medicine and the Master of Laboratory Animal Science program recognize that the Supreme Court issued a ruling in June 2023 about the consideration of certain types of demographic information as part of an admission review. All applications submitted during upcoming application cycles will be reviewed in conformance with that decision.

Stanford coterminal degree students may apply for admission during Autumn quarter for the following year. See coterminal information below.

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

For External Applicants

For Coterminal Stanford Students ONLY

Coterminal students interested in applying to the MLAS program can submit an application online.

Current Stanford Graduate Students ONLY

Please note: the information below is for current Stanford students only.

  • Current Stanford graduate students include master’s, doctoral, and medical students only. 
  • Current Stanford postdoctoral scholars MUST APPLY as external applicants.