MS (Master of Science) Admissions Overview

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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:

Application Timeline & Deadlines (exact dates to be announced)

late-September to early-OctoberOnline application opens
October 6, 2021Knight-Hennessy Scholars (KHS) application deadline. KHS is an optional scholarship program. Read description below
November 5, 2021Deadline to take TOEFL to ensure timely arrival of scores
December 7, 2021Application Deadline for Autumn 2022-2023
Late February 2022Notification of admission decision sent via email
April 15, 2022Deadline 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 7, 2021 is the application deadline for Autumn 2022-2023.

  • 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:

Click Here for Application Instructions
Eligibility | Required Materials | Application Submission | Application Status Check

Additional Resources

Knight-Hennessy Scholars

The Knight-Hennessy Scholars program is designed to build a interdisciplinary community of Stanford graduate students dedicated to finding creative solutions to the world's greatest challenges. The program awards up to 100 high-achieving students every year with full funding to pursue a graduate education at Stanford, including the M.S. and Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering. To be considered, you must apply to Knight-Hennessy Scholars application deadline, and separately apply to the Electrical Engineering department.