Graduate Program

Graduate student holds microphone before a large screen, presents work at a conference

Graduate students' research into power electronics has advanced energy-savings potential for large data centers, easing their environmental impact.

Cultivating Thought Leaders

Princeton's doctoral program in electrical engineering draws top students from across the United States and around the world.

Most candidates enter the program directly after completing an undergraduate degree in engineering, science or mathematics. Prospective students should familiarize themselves with the faculty and the variety of our research. Strong applicants have a firm grasp of who we are and what we do. Admission is highly selective. Learn how to apply.

 

Bringing Great Minds Together

Students play a vital role in bringing together collaborative projects. Ph.D. candidates frequently have more than one adviser.

Professor Jim Sturm works with a student in a clean room
A graduate student climbs onto a high-tech table to adjust part of a quantum computer

Integrating End-to-End Solutions

Our work begins at the basic level to develop whole new classes of technological application that impact society at large.

Professor Claire Gmachl sits at her desk animatedly talking to a graduate student

Big Community, Small Groups

With a 5-to-1 student-faculty ratio, and around 170 total graduate students, Princeton boasts a Ph.D. program with the best of both worlds: close mentorship from faculty advisers and a large community of peers.

Stone buildings, archway and tower

Students live in the graduate college in their first year.

Fully Funded

Students maintaining good progress receive full financial support throughout the duration of the program, including a generous stipend for living expenses. No fees, no tuition.