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PhD Program

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The PhD degree in MS&E is intended for students primarily interested in a career of research and teaching, or high-level technical work in universities, industry, or government.

The PhD is conferred upon candidates who have demonstrated substantial scholarship and the ability to conduct independent research. Through course work and guided research, the program prepares students to make original contributions in Management Science and Engineering and related fields.

Doctoral Programs

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Student Stories

“I became interested in the intersection between behavioral economics and energy policy, inspiring many of the projects I have undertaken during my time at Stanford.”

 - Melanie Craxton, graduating PhD candidate

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Career Placement

PhD graduates from MS&E have taken positions with a wide range of organizations that include high-tech businesses, government agencies, nonprofits, and academic institutions.

Click below to see where graduates have found employment.