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Planning for Coterms, Pre-Professional Programs, and Graduate School

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Thinking about the next step in your educational journey?  Explore advising resources to help you prepare for medical school, law school, Stanford's coterminal degree programs, and other graduate programs.

Lori Lee works on a second casting of a piece featured in an exhibit of creative works by the School of Medicine community. Credit: Linda Cicero

Planning for Medical School

Discover advising resources for pre-med students, information on pre-med requirements, extracurricular opportunities in pre-health, and more!

Students in an outdoor classroom on the Stanford campus. Credit: Andrew Brodhead

Planning for Law School

Explore advising resources for pre-law students, join the pre-law email list, learn about upcoming pre-law programs, and more!

Coterminal Degrees at Stanford

The coterminal (or "coterm") degree program at Stanford allows you to begin work on a master’s degree while you are finishing your bachelor’s degree.

Further Information

Considerations for Graduate and Professional Schools

Read our general considerations for graduate and professional schools and learn about resources available to you through Academic Advising.

Planning for Ph.D. Programs

Thinking of pursuing a doctoral degree?  Read advice from your Undergraduate Advising Directors here.  But it's also vital to check in with faculty mentors in your specific field, as they can give you valuable advice on the best programs to apply to and what makes for a strong candidate.  

Additional Resources


BEAM is Stanford's Career Education Center.  BEAM provides career coaching and prepares students and recent alumni to pursue and secure fulfilling careers.  For BEAM appointments, articles, and resources, be sure to check out Handshake.  

Haas Center for Public Service

The Haas Center connects Stanford students with opportunities to serve communities locally, nationally, and around the world.  Be sure to check out their post-graduation fellowships for a chance to work for the public good after you leave Stanford!

Overseas Resource Center

Part of the Bechtel International Center, the Overseas Resource Center is where you can learn more about applying to overseas post-graduation scholarships such as the Fullbright Grant, the Marshall Scholarship, or the Rhodes Scholarship.