The profession of electrical engineering demands a strong foundation in physical science and mathematics, a broad knowledge of engineering techniques, and an understanding of the relation between technology and society. Curricula at Stanford are planned to offer the breadth of education and depth of training necessary for leadership in the profession. To engage in this profession with competence, four years of undergraduate study and at least one year of postgraduate study are recommended. For those who plan to work in highly technical development or fundamental research, additional graduate study is desirable. The master’s degree program provides advanced preparation for professional practice or for teaching at the junior college level.
Most part-time students take an average of 3 to 5 years to complete the 45-unit requirement. You must complete a Master's degree within 5 years of starting the program.
Note that while the majority of this degree can be completed online, this depends heavily on your program plan, area of focus, and the course offerings for any given academic quarter. You may find it helpful to compare the degree requirements with SCPD’s typical course offerings to see how much of this degree can be completed online.
For course tuition and fees information, please go to the Graduate Course tuition tab and find the Master's degree courses table in the Tuition & Fees.
To learn more about the policies, procedures, and logistics of being a HCP student, please review our Honors Cooperative Program Handbook