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Prospective Students

Breaking the Ice: E-IPER students get to know each other at our annual autumn retreat.

Welcome to E-IPER!


If you're a prospective student, this gateway will help you explore our web site and direct you to resources to answer your questions about E-IPER, the School of Earth Sciences, and Stanford.

Learn More

Read more about E-IPER's history and philosophy, academic programs, and faculty, students, and alumni, and learn more about the School of Earth Sciences and Stanford University.

Read through our recent newsletters and check out our home page to see what's happening in the E-IPER community. And check out the Woods Institute for the EnvironmentPrecourt Institute for Energy, and many other campus programs to see what's happening all around campus and beyond.

Degrees Offered

E-IPER offers two interdisciplinary graduate degrees: a PhD in Environment and Resources and Joint Masters of Science (MS) in Environment and Resources for students who are concurrently pursuing the MBA, JD, or MD degree at Stanford.

E-IPER does NOT offer a stand-alone Masters or any undergraduate degrees. Earth Systems, our sister interdisciplinary program, offers undergraduate and co-terminal Masters degrees. Other departments in the School of Earth Sciences offer undergraduate, Masters, and PhD degrees: Energy Resources Engineering, Environmental Earth System Science, Geological and Environmental Sciences, and Geophysics.


Read more about applying to E-IPER for the PhD or Joint MS degree.  If you're interested in the Joint MS degree, you should also read about applying to Stanford Law School, the Graduate School of Business, and the School of Medicine.

If you are currently a student in a Stanford professional school, read more about Joint degrees that can be combined with your MBA, JD, or MD.

Graduate Life at Stanford

Stanford's Graduate Admissions web site is full of useful information about graduate study at Stanford.  The Vice Provost for Graduate Education office also plays an important role in graduate students' lives.

If you have questions about applying to E-IPER reading through our web site, please send a concise e mail to, for the most efficient and accurate reply.