Prospective Graduate Students
Thank you for your interest in Stanford Electrical Engineering graduate programs! While EE has more than 900 graduate students learning and doing every day, we believe that we're a close-knit community.
- For more statistics about our community, visit the Fast Facts page.
- To read a welcome message from our chair, Stephen Boyd, visit his Welcome page.
- To learn about the department's rich history, visit the Stanford EE Historical Timeline.
- Meet people in our community by visiting our Spotlight features.
While our PhD and Full-Time MS programs are our most popular ones, there are a few additional options for Stanford EE graduate work.
- For a complete list of academic programs offered by the EE department, visit our Overview of Programs page.
- Are you a Stanford undergrad interested in doing graduate work? Consider our Coterminal Program. Visit our Coterminal page or find more information about being a Coterm on Stanford's UAR site.
Fields of Study
Our long history with Silicon Valley has lead us to the deep and interesting research we do today. We have three core research areas that include Physical Technology & Science, Information Systems & Science, and Hardware/Software Systems. Many of our students and faculty also do interdisciplinary work in areas like Biomedical and Energy research.
- For an overview of the various types of Stanford EE research area and subareas, please visit The Big Picture page.
- Visit our Faculty people listing where you can see who is doing the work you're interested in with links to details about those areas.
Each graduate program has its own applications deadlines and eligibility requirements. We have several resources that explain these details.
- Full-Time MS admissions pages
- PhD admissions pages
- Coterminal admissions pages
- Non-Degree Option admissions page
- Are you a current Stanford graduate student interested in adding an additional degree in EE? Visit the Adding an MS Degree admissions pages.
- Find contact information for our Admissions staff on the Contact Us page.
Financing Your Degree
Stanford offers its high-achieving students several ways to fund their education, including fellowships, research assistantships, teaching assistantships, TBI2 Training Fellowship, in additional to other types of student funding and loans.
- For specific funding opportunities for MS candiates, visit the Full-Time MS Financial Aid page.
- For specific funding opportunities for PhD candidates, visit the PhD Financial Aid page.
- For an overview of these opportunities, visit Stanford's VPGE Fellowship Overview or the Financing Planning page on the Stanford Student Affairs site.
Stanford EE students work hard, but they also have fun. In addition to campus activities, there are many student groups including some EE-specific organizations.
- For student groups of interest to EE students, visit our Student Organizations page.
- For general information about Stanford student organizations and resources, visit the Stanford Graduate Life Office site.
- Other Stanford student resources: Student Activities and Leadership from Stanford Student Affairs, the Associated Students of Stanford University (ASSU), the Office of the Vice Provost of Graduate Education (VPGE).
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