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This archived information is dated to the 2008-09 academic year only and may no longer be current.

For currently applicable policies and information, see the current Stanford Bulletin.

Graduate Programs in the School of Engineering


Application for admission with graduate standing in the school should be made to the graduate admissions committee in the appropriate department or program. While most graduate students have undergraduate preparation in an engineering curriculum, it is feasible to enter from other programs, including chemistry, geology, mathematics, or physics.

Fellowships and Assistantships—Departments and divisions of the School of Engineering award graduate fellowships, research assistantships, and teaching assistantships each year.

For further information and application instructions, see the department sections in this bulletin or Stanford undergraduates may also apply as coterminal students; details can be found under "Degree Program Options" in the "Undergraduate Programs in the School of Engineering" section of this bulletin.

Registration—New graduate students should follow procedures for registration as listed in the University's quarterly Time Schedule. Adviser assignments can be obtained from department offices.


Industrial firms, government laboratories, and other organizations may participate in the Honors Cooperative Program (HCP), a program that permits qualified engineers, scientists, and technology professionals admitted to Stanford graduate degree programs to register for Stanford courses and obtain the degree on a part-time basis in 55 areas of concentration. In 23 of these areas of concentration, the master's degree can be obtained entirely online.

Through this program, many graduate courses offered by the School of Engineering on campus are made available through the Stanford Center for Professional Development (SCPD). SCPD delivers more than 250 courses a year on television and online. For HCP employees who are not part of a graduate degree program at Stanford, courses and certificates are also available through a non-degree option and a non-credit professional education program. Non-credit short courses may be customized to meet a company's needs. For a full description of educational services provided by SCPD: see; call (650) 725-3000; fax (650) 725-2868; write Durand Building, Room 300, Stanford, CA 94305-4036; or email

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