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Considering an advanced degree? Get a glimpse of your own graduate career at Stanford Engineering.

The Equity and Inclusion Initiatives team hosts a variety of programs for prospective students who have been historically underrepresented in engineering. From a one-day conference to an intensive eight-week summer research program, students gain invaluable exposure to life as a graduate student. Our programs offer participants access to research labs, application workshops and a chance to connect with peers and faculty.

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Graduate Pathways to STEM

Bay Area Graduate Pathways to STEM (GPS) is a one-day conference where students attend informative workshops highlighting the benefits of pursuing an advanced degree.

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Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship

Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) provides undergraduate students with an eight-week summer research experience under the mentorship of a Stanford faculty member.

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Stanford Exposure to Research and Graduate Education

Stanford Exposure to Research and Graduate Education (SERGE) hosts prospective doctoral students for a fully funded visit to campus that includes tours of research labs and application workshops.

Stanford Engineering Research Introductions

Stanford Engineering Research Introductions (SERIS) is a program that empowers students early in their undergraduate career, particularly freshmen and sophomores from underrepresented communities, to pursue graduate academic engineering research.

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Fee Waivers

The School of Engineering is able to offer a limited number of fee waivers to applicants experiencing financial hardship. Learn more and start your application today. 


Joel Sanchez

Dear #FutureGradEngineer

“If you were to ask me 10 years ago if I was going to graduate school, I would have replied, ‘What’s graduate school?’...”


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