Networking & Learning
Stanford offers abundant opportunities for students to work and learn on interdisciplinary teams. Expand your networks, challenge your creativity, and collaborate to find novel solutions to problems from the real world.
This intensive program from the Graduate School of Business teaches new innovators to formulate, develop, and commercialize their ideas. Participants learn the fundamentals of business and the practical aspects of identifying and evaluating business ideas and moving them forward. Offered full time in summer and part time during Winter quarter. Stanford graduate students and postdocs can enroll in the program for a substantially reduced cost due to subsidization from VPGE.
Interdisciplinary Degree Programs
Stanford hosts over 30 interdisciplinary undergraduate and graduate degree-granting programs. These academic programs cross traditional boundaries and welcome students from many fields.
The Knight-Hennessy Scholars program will annually identify a group of 100 high-achieving students from around the world with demonstrated leadership and civic commitment to receive full funding to pursue a wide-ranging graduate education at Stanford, with the goal of developing a new generation of global leaders. The Knight-Hennessy Scholars is the largest fully endowed scholars program in the world.
Joint Degree Programs
Joint Degree Programs are approved combinations of two graduate degrees that allow students to complete both degrees with a reduction of residency requirements. There are over 30 approved JDPs.
Stanford Technology Ventures Program
The School of Engineering's entrepreneurship education and research center, the Stanford Technology Ventures Program (STVP), offers programs and courses in innovation, creativity, and entrepreneurship.
The Stanford Venture Studio is a program for Stanford graduate student teams exploring new venture ideas. It connects students to entrepreneurial expertise, resources and a community of like-minded peers and alumni.
Hasso Plattner Institute of Design (the d.school)
Using design thinking as the glue for collaboration and innovation, the d.school teaches project-based interdisciplinary classes around themes or initiatives. Participants tackle real world projects to learn more about design thinking and practice innovating together.
Interdisciplinary, Cross-School Courses
Search Explore Courses with the key word “interdisciplinary” to see hundreds of graduate level courses with interdisciplinary in their description. Take advantage of Stanford's open registration policy to learn from star faculty, no matter what department or degree you are pursuing.