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Graduate Student Community

At Stanford Engineering, we aim to cultivate an academic community built on collaboration, innovation, and individual health and wellness.

We believe in harnessing the power of our students’ diversity to help solve important global problems. Given Stanford’s breadth across disciplines, our community is dedicated to creating opportunities for interdisciplinary collaboration.

Fascinated by the challenges of the 21st century? Motivated to generate new knowledge? Compelled to leverage engineering principles for global impact? If you said yes, graduate study at Stanford Engineering is the place for you.

Driven by curiosity and fueled by creativity, Stanford Engineering provides our graduate students with the tools they need to become innovators, change agents, and pioneers in engineering research. With nine departments and the Institute for Computational and Mathematical Engineering (ICME), Stanford Engineering employs more than 260 faculty who promote a holistic approach to research, teaching, mentorship, and service.

Who we are

Stanford Engineering is home to 3,600 graduate students, who come from 44 of the 50 U.S. states and more than 80 countries. With 54 percent of our graduate students enrolled in a PhD program and 46 percent pursuing their master’s degree, our school is made up of students from a variety of backgrounds, identities, and experiences. Our international students make up 42 percent of our graduate student community and hail from countries including Argentina, Australia, Bangladesh, Turkey, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom, and Zambia. Our graduate students come here from more than 380 colleges and universities around the world.

Why we need you

Our goal is to create an inclusive environment where differences are celebrated and students of all backgrounds are empowered to be their full, authentic selves. We aim to recruit and support a diverse student body and to cultivate an academic community built on collaboration, innovation, and individual health and wellness. Engineers have the potential to positively impact people and society. We need you to come help us tackle the most pressing challenges of the 21st century.

Why you should choose us

Stanford engineers are a diverse community of more than 65,000 innovative, influential professionals who shape the future of technology, business, medicine, the environment, and many other endeavors.  If you are interested in learning more about what we offer, especially as it relates to Equity and Inclusion, check out our digital brochure.

Still need convincing about Stanford Engineering? Don’t take our word – hear directly from our students about their experiences.

Frequently Asked Questions


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