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PhD Admissions


***GRE will not be required in the Admissions Cycle 2021***

E-IPER welcomes applications for Fall matriculation only.

Preparation:  PhD Admissions Timeline

Thank you for your interest in applying for E-IPER.  Below, you will find a timeline of how our application process works, as well as links to additional pages and information to help you through the process.

EIPER Admissions:  Step-By-Step

1:  Learn more about the EIPER program.

  • Visit our About EIPER page for an overview of the program and our PhD page for an overview of the PhD 
  • Check out our News page to get a taste of what current students and faculty are working on
  • Browse our list of faculty and current students, to get a better sense of the research that we do

2:  Learn more about our EIPER admissions process.

  • Please see our EIPER PhD website and FAQ pages to see an overview of important information about the admissions requirements
  • Attend or watch one of our EIPER PhD Admission Info Sessions which includes both information sessions and student panels
  • Review the Advice from Current Students page about applying for admission
  • If you still have questions about the admissions process, email Karr Hernandez at

3:  Reach out to faculty you might be interested in working with

  • You can find potential advisors from our current faculty list and by looking at the advisors of our current students, but you can also find potential faculty across all seven schools at Stanford. We encourage you to reach out to faculty in advance, but don’t worry if you don’t hear back; you can still list those faculty on your application.

4:  Learn more about what it’s like to be an EIPER PhD student

5:  Write and submit your application! This year’s deadline is November 24, 2020

  • If the $125 application fee poses financial hardship, please visit Stanford Graduate Diversity website for the Fee Application Waiver

Need additional support?

Please contact:
Karr Hernandez


Regardless of their citizenship or financial circumstances, all admitted E-IPER PhD students are guaranteed up to five years of funding, compiled from a variety of sources including teaching assistantships, research assistantships, gifts, and endowed funds. PhD applicants are also encouraged to investigate outside funding opportunities, such as the National Science Foundation, Environmental Protection Agency, and Department of Energy graduate research fellowships (these opportunities from federal agencies are limited to US citizens and permanent residents), and other fellowships and grants for which they might be eligible.