Master's Degrees

Through the Honors Cooperative Program (HCP), you’ll take the same courses and earn the same master’s degree as Stanford full-time, residential students on a part-time basis.  


  • Enroll in programs that combine online and on-campus courses, or choose degree programs that can be completed entirely online
  • Choose to attend classes and office hours in-person, mingling with other full-time and part-time master’s degree candidates, or
  • Attend courses and office hours in real-time online or on-demand
  • Switch between part-time and full-time status (up to two times) 


  • Continue to work full-time
  • Take as few as 3 units per quarter – about one class – while most full-time students enroll in 2-3 courses per quarter
  • Spend up to five academic years to complete 45 quarter units 

Stanford Master’s Degree

  • Learn from faculty who are passionate about sharing the results of their pioneering research and real-world insights
  • Progress quickly by applying up to 18 credits from graduate certificate programs
  • Gain status as a fully-matriculated Stanford student, including access to libraries and other campus events
  • Enroll in on-campus courses outside your program, in any field

Need help deciding which courses to take? Ask an Enrollment Advisor.

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