Design an Online or Hybrid Degree

Design a Hybrid Master's Degree Program

We can assist you in designing a fully online or hybrid Master’s degree to benefit both your students and your department.

Honors Cooperative Program

Fully online and hybrid Master's degree programs have been in place for years, offered within the Honors Cooperative Program (HCP) and supported by SCPD. HCP students are fully-matriculated graduate students of Stanford and typically working professionals who pursue graduate study on a part-time basis.

Supported online Master’s degree programs include programs that students can complete entirely online (as in Chemical Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, and Management Science and Engineering), and hybrid programs that combine online courses with courses offered on campus (as in Statistics, Biomedical Informatics, Aeronautics and Astronautics, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and Materials Science and Engineering).

Design a New Degree Program

Hybrid degree programs can be designed so that students take some of their coursework online while living or working remotely. For example, a department might:

  • Offer introductory online courses to help students prepare for their on-campus degree program
  • Offer more advanced online courses to be taken following residential on-campus quarters and in parallel to an internship or work activity

Departments offering a hybrid MS degree program may designate a prescribed number of courses that are to be taken online and a schedule by which students will take these courses.

Flexibility and Accessibility

Online and hybrid degree programs offer flexibility and increased accessibility to graduate students as well as to faculty, departments, and the university. They also:

  • Allow departments to increase enrollments without impacting university housing
  • Facilitate connections between faculty and industry
  • Provide financial support to participating faculty and departments


Transforming Civil and Environmental Engineering Courses

Glen Katz shares his experience creating three online-only classes for the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering's hybrid MS degree

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Reimagine your degree programs. Contact our Programs Team to learn more.

Ronie Shilo
Senior Director