A3: This is a pretty common question, and the answer is that you cannot apply to the d.school. The d.school, formally known as the Hasso Plattner Institute of Design at Stanford, is an institute for teaching design thinking that is open only to enrolled Stanford students. The d.school does not grant degrees. OUR program grants an MS in Engineering, Design Impact. Once admitted to our program, you would be a Stanford graduate student, and as such permitted to take classes at the d.school along with your other courses.