Overview of Graduate-level Programs

The Department of Electrical Engineering offers a variety of programs for graduate study. Click on any of the programs below for admissions deadlines, application requirements, financial assistance, and frequently asked questions related to that program.

Note: Admission to Stanford's undergraduate programs is handled by the Office of Undergraduate Admission
Read our B.S. EE program overview page for information regarding EE's undergraduate program.

  • Full-Time Graduate Programs

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    PhD

    Our research-intensive program cultivates the next generation of leaders in academia and industry. EE doctoral students work alongside faculty, fellow students, and researchers who are leaders in their disciplines.

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    MS

    The master's degree program in Electrical Engineering provides advanced preparation for professional practice through a highly customizable, coursework-based curriculum.

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    Joint Degree Programs

    Joint degree programs enable students to pursue two degrees simultaneously. The Department of Electrical Engineering offers an MS in Electrical Engineering/MBA Degree Program (MS/MBA) and a Juris Doctor/MS in Electrical Engineering Degree Program (JD/MS).

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  • Part-Time Graduate Programs

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    Part-Time MS

    The Honors Cooperative Program (HCP) enables qualified working professionals to pursue the MS in Electrical Engineering on a part-time basis. Many classes are offered online, and it is possible to complete the MS degree requirements entirely from a distance.

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  • Non-Degree Option

    Non-Degree Option

    The Non-Degree Option (NDO) makes it possible for qualified working professionals to enroll in Stanford graduate-level classes on a course-by-course basis.

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  • Programs for Current Students

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    Coterminal Program

    The coterminal degree program allows Stanford undergraduate students to pursue the Master of Science in Electrical Engineering while completing their undergraduate program.

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    Adding the MS

    Doctoral students enrolled in a related department at Stanford may apply to pursue the MS in Electrical Engineering to complement their PhD program.

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