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)

mid-SeptemberOnline application opens
September 27, 2017Knight-Hennessy Scholars (KHS) application deadline. KHS is an optional scholarship program. Read description below
November 20, 2017Deadline to take GRE/TOEFL to ensure timely arrival of scores
early December 2017Application Deadline for Autumn 2018-2019
Late February 2018Notification of admission decision sent via email
April 15, 2018Deadline 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.

  • Early December 2017 is the application deadline for Autumn 2018-2019.

  • 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 multidisciplinary 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 by September 27, 2017, and separately apply to the Electrical Engineering department.