Our program will accept applications for the 2024-2025 cohort starting on September 15, 2023. Candidates who are accepted into the upcoming 2024-2025 cohort will begin their studies on campus in June 2024 (summer quarter). Candidates must submit their application for the MCiM program via the Stanford graduate application portal.
The MCiM program runs from summer quarter through spring quarter, 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.
Our MCiM staff team is always available for prospective applications with questions. Please reach out to us at email@example.com; someone from our team will respond to you within a few days.
Steps To Apply
Please review each step outlined below as you prepare to submit your application for the MCiM program.
1. Ensure you meet minimum eligibility requirements to participate in a Stanford graduate program.
2. Review the application materials and requirements. We recommend getting a jump start on requesting letters of recommendations in preparation of your application.
3. Attend a MCiM information session, or watch a recording. Our program also hosts events throughout the year, these provide a interested individuals with a insight into our program and what our student body looks like. By joining the MCiM mailing list you can receive direct invitations to these events!
4. We are no longer accepting applications for the upcoming 2023-2024 cohort. Please check again in the summer for the dates to apply for the next cohort or join our mailing list for upcoming news and events.
5. You will submit all required application materials via this portal, including transcripts, CV, essay responses, and the names and contact information of individuals who will provide your letters of recommendation. Candidates may save and return to work on their application via the portal.
6. Ensure all required application materials are submitted by the admission round deadlines. Please note this includes our program having received all letters of recommendation.
7. After you have submitted your application, you can check on your application status via your Stanford Graduate Admissions application portal. You decision letters will be posted to your portal by the listed dates.
Learn more about university application requirements, policies, and general information at the Stanford Graduate Admissions website.
Understanding the MCiM Student Body
MCiM is a unique program in that we look to select a cohort that spans across disciplines, backgrounds, experience levels and technical knowledge. Our program values and celebrates diversity as we create a cohort experience that allows you to work with colleagues with clinical backgrounds, IT, management, business consulting and more. You can learn more about our student body by catching up on our current cohort.
- Are proven and emerging leaders within their fields
- Demonstrate clear ties to the three content areas of MCiM--medicine, business and technology
- Have a clear "why" or passion for them to pursue MCiM
- Demonstrate the ability to collaborate with faculty, guest speakers, and leadership at an extremely high level. They exhibit strong personal drive and academic curiosity
- Are excited to solve the current challenges of the health system; have a keen interest in raising the quality and efficiency of care
- Seek to advance diversity, equity and inclusiveness in health care– locally, regionally and globally
MCiM offers two application rounds. Candidates may apply to either round per year. Both rounds have seats reserved, however candidates in round 1 will receive their admission decisions at an earlier date.
MCiM applications must be submitted with all required application materials and supporting documents by the application round deadline to be considered within the round. Candidates who apply to round 1 but are unable to get all of their materials in by the deadline will be automatically rolled over to round 2. However, it should be noted the round 2 application material deadline is steadfast; failure to submit all application materials and supporting documents by the round 2 deadline will result in a recorded incomplete application.
Decision Letters Sent in…
September 15, 2023
November 10, 2023
Deadline to submit MCiM application and be considered for Knight-Hennessy Scholars (KHS) program. Please note candidates must provide KHS application to KHS by the KHS listed deadline.
October 11, 2023, 1:00 pm Pacific Time.
November 11, 2023
January 12, 2024
*Please note students who applied to the Knight-Hennessy Scholars Program and are moved to the Knight-Hennessy Scholars finalist round will receive notice of their MCiM admissions with the MCiM round 2 notification date.
Selection Process and Admissions Overview
Our program employs a holistic admissions process in selecting candidates. Applications are reviewed independently at various stages to promote an equitable admissions experience.
Step 1: The MCiM admissions committee will review submitted applications for completeness and rank candidates.
Step 2: Select candidates will be invited to complete a one-way video interview.
Step 3: Applicants whose combined application and video interviews are reflective of MCiM core values will be invited to a zoom interview with members of our admissions committee.
Step 4: The MCiM admissions committee convenes per admission round to discuss applicants and determine admission decisions.
Step 5: Applicants who are offered admissions into the program must respond to their offer of admissions and submit their $1,000 enrollment deposit by the deadline listed in their offer letter. Please note the enrollment deposit is non-refundable. Upon matriculation, students will have the $1,000 applied towards their first tuition bill.
Application Materials & Requirements
Candidates are required to provide the following materials with their MCiM graduate studies application:
- Unofficial undergraduate or graduate transcripts, as appropriate. Applicants must provide unofficial transcripts for all degrees held or in process.
- Learn more about policies regarding transcripts at the Stanford Graduate Admissions website.
- Completed your schooling internationally? Please review the linked Stanford Graduate Admissions page for information about degree equivalence.
- Official transcripts must be provided upon offer of admission, any offer of admission is contingent upon the unofficial transcripts matching the official transcripts.
- Curriculum vitae
- Three letters of recommendation addressing work and/or educational experience highlighting your potential for success in MCiM.
- At least one letter should be from a faculty member at the last school you attended as a full-time student. Candidates who have been out of school for more than five years do not need to have a former faculty member write one of their letters. Learn more about policies regarding Letters of Recommendation at the Stanford Graduate Admissions website.
- Please note upon submission of the recommender's contact information into the Stanford Graduate Admissions Portal, an email will be automatically sent that those individuals. Students are not allowed to submit their letters of recommendation; Stanford requires that the recommender uploads this directly to the Graduate Admissions Portal or emails the letter to the MCiM program directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Unofficial TOEFL scores, if applicable. TOEFL scores are required for anyone who does not speak English as their first language.
- Learn more about policies regarding TOEFL at the Stanford Graduate Admissions website.
- Minimum TOEFL scores accepted by Stanford is 100; to be competitive students are recommended to have a score of 108 or higher.
- Stanford considers TOEFL scores to be valid for two years.
- Official TOEFL scores must be provided upon offer of admission, any offer of admission is contingent upon the unofficial scores matching the official scores.
- Diversity statement essay response (max 1 page, 12 point font)
- Candidates may write directly into the essay response box (max 1,0000 characters) or note you have uploaded a separate document under the "additional information" tab of the application portal.
- The essay prompt is as follows: "Stanford University regards the diversity of its graduate student body as an important factor in serving the educational mission of the university. We encourage you to share unique, personally important, and/or challenging factors in your background, such as work and life experiences, special interests, culture, socioeconomic status, the quality of your early educational environment, gender, sexual orientation, race or ethnicity."
- Program time management essay response (max 1 page, 12 point font)
- Candidates may write directly into the essay response box or upload document directly.
- The essay prompt is as follows: "MCiM is a rigorous full-time master degree program. Many of our students complete their studies alongside their full-time work. How do you plan to manage the competing priorities of the MCiM program and other personal obligations?"
- Statement of purpose (max 2 pages, 12 point font)
- Candidates may write directly into the essay response box or upload document directly.
- There is no requested format to this document, however candidates should take careful consideration to ensure this document clearly captures their aspirations.
- In this document candidates will describe their reason "why" for MCiM. A successful statement of purpose should consciously articulate the impact this program will have on the candidate and how they will leverage this degree. Candidates are suggested to consider the following questions as they write this document:
- Why do you believe MCiM is the correct program for you?
- How are your personal and/or professional passions represented in MCiM?
- How do your background and/or interests make you ideal for this program?
An application fee of $125 will be charged when submitting your application. Some individuals may be eligible for application fee waivers if they have participated in diversity programs, please see the Graduate Diversity Office to learn more. Please note the Graduate Diversity Office is the only office that can provide a waiver, the MCiM program does not provide waivers.
- GRE scores
- MCiM does not require GRE scores. Candidates do have the ability to provide their scores with their application should they wish to. Typically, candidates provide these scores to support the overall strength of their application if they are concerned about their ability to demonstrate academic preparation.
- Letter of commitment
- Candidates with Stanford departmental or external company support (tuition-assistance, flexible work schedule, etc) for their education may provide a letter of support under the "other documents" upload tab of the graduate application portal. Typically, this document can be utilized by candidates to further support and document their ability to manage completing the program alongside their work obligations.
Please do not send any official documents to MCiM unless offered admissions into the program. Candidates may provide unofficial transcripts and scores with their graduate admissions application.
FAQ: What does "unofficial" mean? Unofficial is any document provided by the candidate, rather than directly from the institution. Candidates may take photos, or screenshots, of their transcripts and upload these with their application.
Any offer of admission is contingent upon authentication of official transcripts submitted directly to Graduate Admissions. We strongly suggest accepted students use certified electronic transcripts to submit their documents.
Details about official transcripts are available on the Graduate Admission website.
Acceptable Delivery Methods
- Certified Electronic Transcripts (Preferred): Secure electronically delivered transcripts that are passcode protected, digitally signed, and properly certified by the issuing institution are required and must be sent only from the issuing institution or its authorized agent. Transcripts sent as email attachments or by the student will be rejected.
- Traditional Paper Documents: If your institution will mail a physical document, it must be in an official sealed envelope that is signed and stamped across the envelope flap by the appropriate academic officer at the institution issuing the document. If the envelope has been opened or there is no stamp or signature across the envelope flap, it will not be accepted.
Please submit all traditional paper documents to this address:
Stanford Graduate Admissions
408 Panama Mall, Suite 217
Stanford, CA 94305
Phone number for the courier: 650-743-3364
Official TOEFL Scores
Official scores must be reported directly to Stanford from Educational Testing Service. Stanford’s ETS institutional code is 4704. Official TOEFL scores will be used to verify the unofficial TOEFL scores certain applicants will provide as part of their MCiM graduate application. Please note TOEFL scores are required of all applicants whose first language is not English. Misrepresentation of TOEFL scores may result in rescinding an offer of admissions.
Details about official TOEFL scores are available on the Graduate Admission website.
Official GRE Scores
MCiM does not require GRE scores.
applicants wish to provide GRE scores they should report official
scores to Stanford from Educational Testing Service.
Stanford’s ETS institutional code is 4704. Official GRE scores will be
used to verify the unofficial GRE scores applicants may provide as part
of their MCiM graduate application. Misrepresentation of GRE scores may
result in rescinding an offer of admissions.
Knight-Hennessy Scholars Program
Knight-Hennessy Scholars (KHS) is an international graduate-level scholarship program for study at Stanford University. KHS cultivates and supports a highly-engaged, multidisciplinary and multicultural community of graduate students from across Stanford University, and delivers a diverse collection of educational experiences, preparing graduates to address complex challenges facing the world. Each year, KHS selects up to 100 students who are newly enrolling in a graduate degree program in any of Stanford’s seven schools. KHS participate in an experiential leadership development program and receive funding for up to three years of graduate study at Stanford. Candidates of any country may apply. Candidates must submit two applications to be considered; one to KHS by early October and one to the graduate degree program by its deadline.
MCiM is an eligible graduate degree program for KHS candidates to pursue.
Learn more by visiting the Knight-Hennessy Scholars website and registering to attend an upcoming admission event.
How Can I be Considered for MCiM and KHS?
If prospective MCiM candidates are interested in participating in the KHS program, they are encouraged to review the KHS website as there are separate eligibility, criteria, deadlines and applications for the program. Students must apply to both Knight-Hennessy and MCiM. These are separate admission processes with separate application deadlines. Acceptance into the MCiM program does not guarantee acceptance into the KHS program, and acceptance into the KHS program does not guarantee acceptance into MCiM.
When applying to KHS you will mark MCiM as the degree program you plan on pursuing. When applying to MCiM, candidates should include their KHS application number to allow our separate departments to clearly see which candidates are applying for both programs.
|Application Opens||July 1, 2023||September 15, 2023|
|Application Deadline||October 11, 2023||January 12, 2024|