Graduate Programs

Bioengineering Program

The Department of Bioengineering encompasses the use of biology as a new engineering paradigm and the application of engineering principles to medical problems and biological systems. We are seeking outstanding graduate students who are committed to the discipline of bioengineering. We will accept applications for full-time study toward the degrees of MS, Bioengineering, and PhD for the autumn quarter only. The competition for admission is keen, and admission is granted to students who exhibit an excellent academic record and exceptional research potential.

The Biomedical Informatics (BMI) Training Program

The BMI Program is committed to training the next generation of researchers in biomedical informatics. Our students gain knowledge of the scholarly informatics literature and the application requirements of specific areas within biology and/or medicine. They learn to design and implement novel methods that are generalizable to a defined class of problems, focusing on the acquisition, representation, retrieval, and analysis of biomedical data and knowledge. The BMI training program encompasses bioinformatics, clinical informatics, and public health informatics.

The Biosciences PhD Programs

Admission into Graduate Studies in the Biosciences at Stanford University (GSBS) provides a unique opportunity for education and research with any of the over 280 members of the faculty as well as with outstanding graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and undergraduates. The ability to affiliate with any biosciences faculty member for the dissertation research is uniquely balanced by the Home Program concept, in which entering students join a group of faculty and students in one of the twelve Home Programs in the biosciences, which span the School of Medicine and the School of Humanities & Sciences (H&S).

Cancer Biology PhD Program

Established in 1978, the Cancer Biology PhD Program is an interdisciplinary program designed to provide graduate and medical students with the education and training they need to make significant contributions to the field of cancer biology. The Program currently has 66 participating faculty. Coursework during the first year equips students with a broad understanding of the molecular, genetic, and cell biological and pathobiological aspects of cancer. Areas covered include oncogenes; tumor suppressor genes; pathways of DNA damage and repair; cell cycle regulation; angiogenesis and responses to hypoxia; the molecular basis of metastasis; and current diagnosis and treatment strategies.

Electrical Engineering Graduate Training Programs

Modern electrical engineering is a broad and diverse field and graduate education in this department will satisfy a variety of objectives. The Electrical Engineering department offers a Ph.D., Master's of Science, and Engineer's Degree programs. For detailed information on the degree programs and application requirements and procedures, please...

Neuroscience PhD Program

The goal of the Neuroscience Program is to teach students how to approach and solve research problems in neuroscience. We do this by developing students' skills in modern methods of neuroscience research and by cultivating their ability to appraise the scientific literature and make scientific judgments; to be self-confident and skillful in communicating research results; and, ultimately, to function as independent creative neuroscientists. Questions being addressed by our students and faculty include such issues as the development of the nervous system, assembly of synapses, neurodegeneration, pain perception, neuroplasticity, sleep, epilepsy, cognitive processing, machine-brain interfaces, and many others.