The Non-Degree Option (NDO) makes it possible for qualified working professionals to enroll in Stanford graduate-level classes on a course-by-course basis. NDO students may take individual courses, work toward a graduate certificate, or take courses that would later count toward a master's degree (if the student applies and is admitted to the MS program). This program is offered in partnership with the Stanford Center for Professional Development (SCPD).
The following graduate certificates are currently offered in Electrical Engineering:
Biomedical Engineering: Imaging, Devices and Systems
Data, Models and Optimization
Nanotechnology: Design and Manufacturing of Intelligent Systems
Application Timeline & Deadlines
|Quarter of Enrollment||Application Period||First Day of Classes|
|Autumn 2016-2017||August 1 - September 12, 2016||September 26, 2016|
|Winter 2016-2017||October 30 - December 5, 2016||January 9, 2017|
|Spring 2016-2017||February 12 - March 20, 2017||April 3, 2017|
|Summer 2016-2017||April 9 - June 12, 2017||June 26, 2017|
Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis, in the order in which they are received. As such, we encourage you to submit your application as early as possible during the designated application period.
Did You Know?
To be eligible for NDO courses, applicants must hold a U.S. bachelor's degree (or international equivalent), earn an undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or better, and demonstrate sufficient academic preparation for the desired course(s).
Due to classroom space limitations, students enrolled in courses through NDO are expected to complete courses entirely online.
Applications are accepted for autumn, winter, spring, and summer. See above for the dates when the application will open and close for each quarter.
Up to 18 units of coursework taken through NDO may be applied toward the master's degree requirements at Stanford, if the student later applies and is admitted to the Honors Cooperative Program or full-time MS program.
How to Apply
Click on the link below to apply through SCPD: