Princeton University

School of Engineering & Applied Science

Graduate Admissions

At this time we only accept applications for the PhD Program. Here are the key dates and links regarding submitting an application:

  • The application process will open in mid-September 2017 for the academic year starting September 2018.
  • The application deadline is December 15, 2017.
  • Read about the application process.
  • When you are ready to apply, fill out and submit your application online .

The department often interviews short-listed applicants prior to making a final decision.
Admission decisions will be emailed to applicants by mid February 2018.


Graduate Student Profile



Md. Shafayat Hossain

I am Shafayat, a 3rd year graduate student in Electrical engineering department. I did my undergraduate in Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology. My interest in electrical engineering first came during my high school when I used to make small electronic circuits and then it got intensified in college when I got involved in building few robots. I grew a lot of interest in III-V and other novel materials for solid state electronics after learning of MOSFETs while working on electronics part for the robots. Meanwhile, I have always had a passion for experimental physics and how it unravels something even more interesting than the theoretical predictions. Consequently, the research field I chose is experimental solid state physics which involves both electronics and experimental physics. The opportunity to become a part of the prestigious Princeton community was too hard to refuse. Princeton’s applied physics research, a small family like environment and lively campus town attracted me to come here. Currently, my research deals with 2D electron system confined in AlAs quantum well which offers valley degree of freedom, anisotropic transport and large Lande g factor to play with. I am exploring different novel states of matter in this system through low temperature magneto-transport experiments. After graduation, my preference is to pursue a research based career perhaps in a national lab or academia. Outside of my research works, I am involved in Graduate Engineering Council and Princeton University Mountaineering Club. In leisure times, I go for hiking, climbing or visit six flags for riding roller coasters. I also enjoy reading fantasy novels while drinking tea.