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Master's Program

The M.S. in Symbolic Systems is a research-based degree, which supports a wide variety of projects under the supervision of Stanford faculty.

Our goal is to prepare students with the vocabulary, theoretical background, and technical skills to understand and participate in contemporary interdisciplinary research; specifically into questions about language, information, and intelligence—both human and machine. 

We are looking for students with strong interdisciplinary research interests that bring together knowledge in two or more of our cognate disciplines: computer science, linguistics, philosophy, psychology, neuroscience, mathematics, statistics, communication, and education.