HCP (Part-Time MS) Admissions Overview

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The part-time MS program, also known as the Honors Cooperative Program (HCP), enables qualified working professionals to pursue the MS in Electrical Engineering on a part-time basis. Many classes are offered online, and it is possible to complete the MS degree requirements entirely from a distance. This program is offered in partnership with the Stanford Center for Professional Development (SCPD).

Application Timeline & Deadlines

First Quarter of EnrollmentApplication PeriodFirst Day of Classes
Spring 2017-2018November 14, 2017 - January 16, 2018April 2, 2018
Autumn 2018-2019March 20 - May 1, 2018September 24, 2018

Please note, effective August 2018, the Electrical Engineering Department is no longer accepting applications for Winter or Summer Quarter HCP program admission.

All applications for a particular quarter are reviewed shortly after the corresponding application deadline (no rolling admissions). Please allow up to 4 weeks after the application deadline to receive notification of the admission decision via email.

Did You Know?

  • HCP students typically enroll in 1-2 classes (3-6 units) per quarter and can complete the MS program (45 units) in 3-5 years.

  • HCP students are granted the same privileges, rights, and responsibilities and receive the same degree as full-time students. There is no HCP designation on the diploma or transcript.

  • For courses offered online, students may opt to watch the lectures online or to attend class on campus.

  • Applications are accepted for autumn, winter, spring, or summer start. See above for the dates when the application will open and close for each quarter.

Learn more on the Frequently Asked Questions for HCP Applicants page.

How to Apply

Click on the link below to read about each step of the application process:

Click Here for Application Instructions
Eligibility | Required Materials | Application Submission | Application Status Check

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