The EE department at Stanford offers two programs for qualified engineers and scientists who are employed full time and interested in pursuing graduate-level courses at Stanford on a part-time basis. Both options are offered through the Stanford Center for Professional Development (SCPD). The Honors Cooperative Program (HCP) is the degree-granting part-time program, while the Non-Degree Option is the other.
HCP students earn and receive the same Master of Science degree as students enrolled in our full-time MS program. Therefore, HCP students and full-time students are required to fulfill the same degree requirements for the Master of Science in Electrical Engineering as outlined in the Electrical Engineering Graduate Handbook.
Please take note of the following differences that apply to HCP students:
- HCP students must complete the 45 unduplicated units within five (5) years of the program start quarter;
- HCP students are encouraged to maintain a minimum course load of three (3) units (one class) per quarter.
- HCP students must submit the Master’s Program Proposal by the end of the second quarter to EE’s Degree Progress Officer.
- The Master’s Program Proposal must be signed by the student’s academic advisor. (HCP students are assigned academic advisors during the admissions process.)
For more information regarding the academic requirements for the Master of Science degree in Electrical Engineering and instructions for filling out the Program Proposal Form, please refer to the Electrical Engineering Graduate Handbook.
HCP students are fully matriculated graduate students at Stanford University with full student privileges, rights, and responsibilities. As such, HCP students are tested and graded by the same standards as on-campus students. HCP students should review the SCPD's Honors Cooperative Program Student Handbook, which includes details specific to the HCP program (e.g. how to create computer accounts, access online course materials, make tuition payments, etc.).