EE Student Information

Prospective Graduate Students

Welcome prospective graduate students

Prospective Graduate Students

Thank you for your interest in Stanford Electrical Engineering graduate programs! While EE has more than 1,000 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, Jelena Vuckovic, visit her 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.

Program Options

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 areas 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.

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.

Student Life

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.

Visiting Campus 

We know we're biased, but Stanford may be the most beautiful campus in the world. Come for a visit soon!