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Graduate Programs

Management Science and Engineering (MS&E) provides programs of education and research by integrating three basic strengths:

  1. depth in conceptual and analytical foundations
  2. comprehensive coverage of functional areas of application
  3. interaction with other Stanford departments, Silicon Valley industry, and organizations throughout the world

The analytical and conceptual foundations include decision and risk analysis, dynamic systems, economics, optimization, organizational science, and stochastic systems. The functional areas of application include entrepreneurship, finance, information, marketing, organizational behavior, policy, production, and strategy. Close associations with other engineering departments and with industry enrich the programs by providing opportunities to apply MS&E methods to important problems and by motivating new theoretical developments from practical experience. MS&E’s programs also provide a basis for contributing to other areas such as biotechnology, defense policy, environmental policy, information systems, and telecommunications.



Graduate degree options:

MS The master's degree is designed to be a terminal degree program with a professional focus.


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.
PhD minor Students pursuing a PhD in another department may choose to also complete the requirements for a PhD minor in Management Science and Engineering.
Coterminal BA/BS and MS This program allows Stanford undergraduates an opportunity to work simultaneously toward a BS in Management Science and Engineering or another quantitative major, and an MS in Management Science and Engineering. Registrar's coterminal degree site.
HCP (Part-Time MS) Pursue a Stanford University Master of Science degree on a part-time basis through the Honors Cooperative Program (HCP).
Dual and Joint Degree The dual and joint degree programs enable graduate students to obtain two degrees either concurrently or consecutively. Students must apply and be admitted to each degree separately.



Financial Aid Undergraduate financial aid is handled through the Stanford University Financial Aid Office, which provides comprehensive information on financial aid alternatives for undergraduates.
Campus Life Many of our students elect to join campus groups and campus chapters of national and international groups.
Visiting Campus Come for a visit! Management Science and Engineering is housed within Stanford's Engineering Quad in the Huang Engineering Center. Schedule a tour