The MS prepares engineers for a lifelong career addressing the critical technical and managerial needs of private and public organizations.
The program emphasizes developing analytic abilities, making better decisions, developing and executing strategies, and leading people who innovate. Unlike an MBA, our master’s program addresses the technical as well as the behavioral challenges of running organizations and complex systems. We emphasize quantitative analytic skills and an entrepreneurial spirit.
Graduates of the MS&E program know math, engineering and behavioral science. They can conduct experiments to design better systems, organizations, and work processes. They understand how to analyze data to solve real-world problems, and develop mathematical and computational models to inform action. They know how to surface and examine unarticulated assumptions and root causes. They can communicate effectively in the team environments found in so many contemporary organizations.
|MS||Part-Time/Online||Coterm||Dual and Joint MS|
Students are expected to have completed both MATH 51 Linear Algebra and Differential Calculus of Several Variables, or an equivalent multivariable differential calculus course, and CS 106A Programming Methodology, or an equivalent general programming course, before beginning graduate study. These courses do not count toward degree requirements.
MS&E Bulletin (under the "Degree Requirements" section) details the course requirements. All programs represent substantial progress in the major field beyond the bachelor’s degree.
Most students complete the program in five academic quarters, working at an internship in the summer quarter, for a total of 18 months. The MS can, however, be earned in one academic year (three academic quarters) of full-time work.
Students must take a minimum of 45 course units as follows:
|Graduate Degree Bulletin||Details university requirements for the master's degree.|
|GAP Handbook||Graduate Academic Policies and Procedures handbook (the GAP handbook) is a compilation of university policies and other information related to the academic progress of Stanford graduate students from their application and admission to the conferral of degrees and retention of records.|
|Guide for New Graduate Students||Information for newly admitted graduate students on financing graduate study, registration, health requirements, housing, and visas for international students.|
Current Stanford graduate students wishing to apply to the Master of Science (MS) or Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) program in Management Science and Engineering should apply online using the Instructions for New Students.
MS Admissions page details eligibility, deadlines, and application process.