Coterm Program

For undergraduates enrolled at Stanford, the department offers a Coterminal Master’s Degree.

For details of what this program entails, see the Coterminal Master’s Degree page in Religious Studies in the Stanford Bulletin. The departmental deadline for applications is the end of the second week of classes, winter quarter.

Coterm Admissions

The Coterminal MA program is for current Stanford undergraduates only.


Co-term applications are accepted in Winter quarter only, for Spring admission.
The application deadline is: second week of winter quarter. In 2023 the deadline is January 13, 2023.


Applications for the Co-term program are available online at .
Co-term applications should include:

  • statement of purpose
  • writing sample
  • two confidential letters of recommendation (can be sent directly to the department)
  • Stanford transcript: requested and submitted through the online application

Co-term applications do not require the GRE and need only two letters of recommendation.

Decision and Acceptances

A decision on applicants is made in mid-February, with acceptances due in mid-March.