EE Student Information

Graduate Degree Progress

For each Stanford advanced degree, there is an approved course of study that meets both the University requirements described in the Stanford Bulletin, as well as Department requirements described in the EE Graduate Handbook. The Care and Feeding of Advisors and Advisees document is available to provide some general guidance and encouragement for students and their advisors to have a helpful, productive, and supportive relationship.

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MS Degree Progress

MS Student Progress

Early in the first year of their coursework, MS students must submit a Program Proposal Form that outlines their planned scope of work. In general, it must include the following elements: 

  • Depth in one subject area,
  • Breadth outside the depth area,
  • Additional coursework in engineering, natural sciences and/or mathematics,
  • Unit requirement fulfillment (45 units total).

For details about the program proposal and requirements, visit the EE Graduate Handbook.

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PhD Degree Progress

PhD Student Progress

In order to meet the requirements of the PhD program, every student must meet department and university requirements:

  • Find a research topic and supervisor,
  • Pass the department’s qualifying examination,
  • Complete the candidacy form (complete the courses listed),
  • Form a dissertation reading committee,
  • Pass the Oral Examination, in which dissertation results are presented and defended,
  • Submit the dissertation to the university.

For details about these steps, visit the EE Graduate Handbook.

The following information will serve as useful references for all graduate students:

Stanford Bulletin

Contact Information

Degree Progress Officer

Rachel Pham
Packard 165
(650) 723-3194

Graduate Student Teaching Advisor 

Anirudh Vijay
Packard 110
(650) 561-5095
Office Hours:
Thursday and Friday 1pm-4pm