The master's degree program in Electrical Engineering provides advanced preparation for professional practice through a highly customizable, coursework-based curriculum.
The information on this page is intended for external applicants who wish to pursue the MS degree on a full-time basis. Please see below for other MS admission processes in the EE department:
- Interested in the part-time MS program? See HCP Admissions Overview
- Are you a current Stanford undergraduate student? See Coterm Admissions Overview
- Are you a current Stanford doctoral student outside the EE department? See Adding the MS Overview
Application Timeline & Deadlines
|Mid-September 2016||Online application opens|
|November 21, 2016||Deadline to take GRE/TOEFL to ensure timely arrival of scores|
|December 6, 2016||Application Deadline for Autumn 2017-2018|
|Late February 2017||Notification of admission decision sent via email|
|April 15, 2017||Deadline for admitted students to respond to offer of admission|
Did You Know?
The MS program in Electrical Engineering leads to a terminal degree. Students who wish to enter the PhD program must apply through the general PhD admission process.
Applications are reviewed on an annual basis for autumn quarter start only.
December 6, 2016 is the application deadline for Autumn 2017-2018.
MS students complete 45 units of study based on an individually designed course plan that satisfies the department's depth, breadth, and technical course requirements. There is no thesis requirement.
Typical completion time for the MS degree is 1.5-2 years for full-time students.
Learn more on the Frequently Asked Questions for MS Applicants page.
How to Apply
Click on the link below to read about each step of the application process:
MS Financial Assistance | Learn about funding options for MS students in our department.
MS FAQ | Find answers to frequently asked questions.
Joint Degree Programs | Explore pathways to pursue the MS in Electrical Engineering concurrently with a professional degree (MBA, JD).
Graduate Degree Progress | Learn about the MS degree milestones.
EE Graduate Handbook | Read about our degree requirements in detail.