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.

Explore all Master's Degree Programs

Autumn Quarter 2020 Enrollment Information 

If you’re an Honors Cooperative Program student, you can enroll via Axess beginning Sept 1 at 12:01 a.m. PT. Visit our FAQ Page.