HCP (Part-Time MS) Admissions Overview

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).

Part-Time MS (Photo by Tim Griffith)


Application Timeline & Deadlines


Autumn 2025-2026September 15, 2024 - December 07, 2024September 22, 2025
All applications for a particular quarter are reviewed shortly 
after the corresponding application deadline (no rolling 
admissions). Admissions decisions for the HCP program with 
enrollment starting Autumn 25-26 will be sent by the end of May 2025.


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.
• For courses offered online, students may opt to watch the lectures online or to attend class on campus.
• Applications are accepted for autumn only. See above for the dates when the application will open and close.