Admissions and education
Preparing leaders in sustainability
Stanford Doerr School of Sustainability students gain knowledge, experience, and skills to understand Earth, climate, and society and make meaningful contributions to sustainability challenges.
Undergraduate students interested in the Doerr School of Sustainability should apply to Stanford University. Once enrolled, you can declare a major in one of our departments or programs. Interested graduate students should apply directly through relevant departments. Get help applying to graduate school
Explore the people and programs of Stanford Doerr School of Sustainability’s six departments.Learn about the departments
Learn about our interdisciplinary graduate programs and Earth Systems major.See our interdisciplinary programs
Find introductory courses, field trips, and other opportunities to explore sustainability topics.Check out our courses
Interim director for policy engagement, Sustainability Accelerator
“Sustainability work is very often multidisciplinary and students are the lifeblood of that.”
Our diversity commitment
Stanford Doerr School of Sustainability aims to integrate diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) throughout the fabric of its educational mission. We are working to build a community of students, postdocs, staff, and faculty that reflects the diversity of our national communities and international partners.
Learn more about our DEI programs
Apoorv Bhargava, MBA/MS ’18
Emmett Interdisciplinary Program in Environment and Resources
“One of the most valuable things about this program is working with the other joint degree students. Collectively they offer a uniquely sophisticated, interdisciplinary perspective that goes way beyond what we learn in the classroom.”
Institutes and initiatives
Stanford Doerr School of Sustainability’s three institutes and their associated centers and initiatives bring together faculty and students from across Stanford and the world to tackle challenges that require multiple perspectives.
Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment
Training and mentorship programs give students skills to become global leaders in their fields.Discover more about Woods Institute
Precourt Institute for Energy
Precourt offers a suite of energy courses, experiential learning opportunities, mentoring, and advising for students.Find out more about Precourt Institute
Students gain practical experience bridging scientific research, business ideas, and policy frameworks.Learn about our Sustainability Accelerator
Liza Goldberg, ’24
“The more students understand the science and impacts of climate change, the more quickly we can spread public awareness and jointly work toward climate solutions in the future.”
Opportunities for hands-on learning and research experience outside the classroom include two-day field courses, multi-week field studies, overseas seminars, a quarter-long field course in social and biophysical systems in Hawaii, and more.
Hopkins Marine Station
Stanford’s marine science laboratory on the Monterey Peninsula provides 10 research laboratories and an ideal location for hands-on learning, immersive research, and new collaborations.See Hopkins Marine Station
O’Donohue Family Educational Farm
Our educational farm is a living laboratory offering academic and experiential learning opportunities for the Stanford community and beyond.Experience the O’Donohue Family Educational Farm
Stanford Doerr School of Sustainability scholars and students conduct research or engage in field learning on all seven continents and oceans.Discover our field learning
Grayson Zulauf, MS ’18, PhD ’20
“The entire Stanford energy ecosystem is the whole package — mentorship, technology experts, inspiration, funding, collaborations — that makes clean-energy entrepreneurship possible here.”