Admissions

We seek to build a student cohort that represents intellectual, demographic, and cultural diversity across clinical, non-clinical, and technical backgrounds. We are proud of our holistic admissions process that evaluates students based on their professional experience, academic abilities, career aspirations, and personal values. Applicants are expected to have graduated from an accredited undergraduate degree program or an international degree that is equivalent to a U.S. bachelor's degree from a college or university of recognized standing. They must demonstrate their capability to manage the intensity and rigor of the MCiM program and to leverage it to advance their career. 

At the intersection of medicine, business, and technology, MCiM offers a unique opportunity to cultivate team- and relationship-building in a diverse learning environment. We thereby aim to develop a cadre of professionals in health care with a commitment to inclusivity and to promoting greater diversity in leadership roles. 

MCiM follows a robust, holistic admissions process that welcomes applicants with a diverse range of experiences and backgrounds. Applicants will be asked to demonstrate their academic readiness for a rigorous intellectual experience and their topical interest in this exceptional program.

 

Program & Application Timeline

The MCiM program runs from summer quarter through spring quarter, running for a full year (12 months). We are a cohort-based program with a set curriculum, meaning students are not able to begin the program off-cycle. 

Candidates who are accepted into the upcoming 2025-26 cohort, beginning their studies on campus in June 2025, will be able to begin to submit their Stanford graduate application in Fall of 2024. MCiM hosts two application cycles with separate deadlines to submit their application. These deadlines can be found on the application page.

 

Eligibility to Apply

To be eligible for admission to graduate programs at Stanford, applicants must meet one of the following conditions:

  • Applicants must hold, or expect to hold before enrollment at Stanford, a bachelor’s degree from a U.S. college or university accredited by a regional accrediting association.

  • Applicants from institutions outside the U.S. must hold the equivalent of a U.S. bachelor’s degree from a college or university of recognized standing. See minimum level of study required of International applicants.

Stanford University also requires a minimum proficiency in English. 
Evidence of adequate English proficiency must be submitted before enrollment is approved by Graduate Admissions. TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) scores are required of all applicants whose first language is not English.  Learn more about TOEFL as a required exam, exemptions and waivers here. 
  • TOEFL exemptions are available to candidates who meet university defined exceptions. See definitions here. 
  • TOEFL waivers may be granted by the Stanford Graduate Admissions office--not the MCiM admissions team. Learn more about waiver eligibility here. 
  • Note: U.S. citizenship does not automatically exempt an applicant from taking the TOEFL if the applicant’s first language is not English.

 

How to Apply

Candidates must submit their application for MCiM via the Stanford  graduate application portal. The portal can be access here. All required materials must be submitted by the relevant deadline based on which MCiM application cycle you are applying to. You will create an account via the Stanford portal which you can continue to access and save your application progress. Individuals are strongly encouraged to review our MCiM application requirements prior to starting the admissions process to ensure they accurately complete their application.

Stanford requires a $125 non-refundable application fee to submit your graduate application. The university offers an application fee waiver for any individual who have participated in a diversity-based program. A full list of eligible programs, and details about how to apply for the waiver, are available via the Stanford Graduate Diversity website here. 

 

Application Requirements

There are both University and program specific requirements all candidates must meet in their graduate application. Full details can be found here.