Application (must be submitted on-line through Graduate Admissions):The application can be accessed through Stanford's Graduate Admissions website. Please carefully read all information and instructions.
Application Fee (must be paid on-line through Graduate Admissions)
Statement of Purpose (must be submitted on-line through Graduate Admissions):Rather than simply summarizing your CV, your Statement of Purpose should identify personal and professional goals. While reflecting on your development to date, it should discuss your intentions relative to graduate study and life beyond Stanford. The CEE Graduate Admissions Committee reads your Statement of Purpose with interest because, along with the Letters of Recommendation, it offers insight into who you are as an individual. Your Statement of Purpose should not exceed two pages in length (single spaced).
Supplemental Questions for students applying to graduate programs (must be submitted on-line through Grad Admissions):CEE advanced degree applicants must submit a supplemental questionnaire. (A supplemental form with these questions has been included with the online application.)
Letters of Recommendation (must be submitted by your recommenders via Email through Graduate Admissions):Please carefully follow the instructions on the Graduate Admissions web site for letters of recommendation.
IMPORTANT: The email address provided for each recommendation letter writer must be the official email for their university or workplace. Use of a personal email address for a recommendation letter writer may result in a significant delay in reviewing your application, as the admissions committee will have to contact the letter writer directly to verify the authenticity of the letter.Letters of Recommendations must be submitted online
Transcripts (must be submitted on-line through Graduate Admissions) You need to have two official copies sent to the CEE department.Two original, official transcripts from all colleges or universities attended full time for one year or more are required. Please send them to:Civil and Environmental Engineering Department
IMPORTANT: Please do not use registered or certified mail. The United States Postal Service does not deliver such mail to our address. If you wish to have someone at our office sign for your mailing upon receipt, please use a courier service (e.g., UPS, FedEx, DHL).
GRE General Results (submitted directly to Stanford's ETS Institutional Code: 4704 by ETS)All applicants, including foreign students, must take and submit scores from the Graduate Record Examination (GRE). Other standardized test scores (e.g., LSAT, MCAT, GMAT) are not accepted. Scores must be from an examination taken within the last five years. If you are applying for financial aid, plan to take the test on or before the October test date, so that your scores are received in time to be considered for an award.
The Educational Testing Service (ETS) has modified its administration of the computerized Graduate Record Examination (GRE) for students who take the examination in China, Hong Kong, Taiwan or Korea. The student must take the Analytical Writing component of the examination at least six weeks prior to taking the verbal and quantitative components of the exam. All three scores will be reported to the schools at once by ETS. The fiscal year for ETS runs from July 1 to June 30. All three test components must be completed within a single fiscal year.
TOEFL Results (if required - submitted directly to Stanford's ETS Institutional Code: 4704 by ETS)Adequate command of spoken and written English is required for admission. Scores are required of all applicants whose first language is not English. Exceptions are granted for applicants who have earned a U.S. bachelor's or master's degree from a college or university accredited by a regional accrediting association in the United States, or the equivalent of either degree from a non-U.S. college or university of recognized standing where all instruction is provided in English. This exception does not apply if the courses were completed in a country where English is spoken but not all courses were provided in English. Stanford does not accept the IELTS.For applicants applying to MS programs within the School of Engineering at Stanford, the minimum TOEFL scores are 89 (internet-based TOEFL test) and 575 (paper-based TOEFL test).
The Environmental Fluid Mechanics and Hydrology (EFMH) and Environmental Engineering and Science (EES) programs have merged to form the new Environmental Engineering (EnvEng) program to allow students interested in EFMH or EES to pursue their academic goals in a more flexible way while satisfying core requirements in the heavily interdisciplinary field of environmental engineering.
The Environmental Engineering program has a dual mission: to develop state-of-the-art knowledge, models, and processes that form the core of environmental engineering practice, and to train and educate current and future academic and professional environmental leaders.