We are always happy to accommodate prospective applicants who wish to visit. However, visits are for information purposes only; they are not part of the application process and do not increase your chances of admission. You should therefore carefully weigh the benefits of a personal visit against the expense of time and money it requires.
Prospective applicants who wish to visit Stanford to learn more about the program or to meet faculty with whom they might like to study should plan their visits ahead of time. To learn more about the program, applicants should contact the Program administrator, Monica Moore (firstname.lastname@example.org) to make an appointment regarding application procedures and program requirements. Prospective applicants may also contact relevant Stanford faculty to arrange individual meetings. Since MTL has no dedicated faculty, it falls to the prospective applicant to write to faculty (most departmental websites list faculty email addresses) to try to arrange individual meetings.
Because visits by prospective applicants are informational only and not considered as part of the application process, appointments with the Director will be scheduled only in those cases where the applicant’s interests are focused in the Director’s areas of scholarship.
Although there is no definitive list of appropriate faculty, the list of “affiliated faculty” in “Explore Degrees” is a good starting point for interested applicants. Affiliated faculty will have worked with one or more MTL students in the past, but are unlikely to have detailed knowledge about the Program requirements. Therefore, faculty meetings should focus on questions about scholarship resources at Stanford, and not about the Program itself.