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 Enrollment||Application Period||First Day of Classes|
|Spring 2017-2018||November 14, 2017 - January 16, 2018||April 2, 2018|
|Autumn 2018-2019||March 20 - May 1, 2018||September 24, 2018|
Please note, effective August 2017, 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:
HCP FAQ | Find answers to frequently asked questions.
SCPD Tuition & Fees | Find out the cost of graduate study for HCP students.
SCPD Student Handbooks | Read about policies specific to HCP students.
Graduate Degree Progress | Learn about the MS degree milestones.
EE Graduate Handbook | Read about our degree requirements in detail.