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Note for students admitted to the 2020-21 cohort: If you need to defer your admission to a later start date due to COVID-19, the last day to submit this request is August 31, 2020. Please email to request a deferral.

The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) program is open to all applicants who have completed a bachelor’s degree or will have completed one before matriculating as a graduate student at Stanford.

The Master of Science (MS) program is intended to be a terminal degree for those seeking advanced knowledge in a focused discipline of civil and environmental engineering to pursue a career in industry or another professional degree (e.g., law, business).

The coterminal degree program allows outstanding Stanford undergraduates to study for a master's degree while completing their bachelor's degree(s) in the same or a different department.

Prospective undergraduates interested in studying engineering should apply to Stanford University through the Undergraduate Admission Office.

Information about application timeline and deadlines for graduate degree programs.

Financial aid is offered through fellowship awards, teaching or course assistantships, or loans through the university.

Find answers to questions most frequently asked about graduate student life on campus.