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Part-Time/Online MS Overview

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Pursue a Stanford University Master of Science degree on a part-time basis.

In the part-time MS program, also known as the Honors Cooperative Program (HCP), you can pursue the MS in Management Science and Engineering on a part-time basis, either on campus or remotely. This program is offered in partnership with the Stanford Center for Professional Development (SCPD).

The Honors Cooperative Program (HCP) provides matriculated graduate students the opportunity to earn an MS degree over a longer period of time, by taking one or two courses per academic quarter. Some courses are offered only on campus; HCP students may attend those courses at Stanford to meet the degree requirements. It is possible to complete this program as a remote HCP student via online learning, although the remote offerings are limited.   Search online courses


As an HCP student, you will be a fully matriculated graduate student of Stanford University, with the same privileges, rights and responsibilities as a full-time residential student.

Come to campus at any time to attend class, meet with instructors and classmates, and use Stanford libraries.

While preparing your application, you may enroll in courses for credit via the Non-Degree Option (NDO) program. Up to 18 graduate credit units earned as an NDO student while taking individual courses or earning a graduate certificate may be applied toward your degree program.

Access course videos and complete all financial transactions for tuition and related fees through your mystanfordconnection account.

Degree requirements

The course requirements are the same regardless of whether a student is full-time or part-time, local or remote. Refer to MS degree requirements.

The timeline is longer for HCP students, who complete 45 quarter units of master's degree study in 5 years or less.

Online MS&E courses are offered via the Stanford Center for Professional Development (SCPD).

(Access courses videos through your my stanfordconnection account)