Qualified students employed by a member company may pursue a master of science degree on a part-time basis through the Honors Cooperative Program (HCP). HCP students are fully matriculated graduate students of Stanford University and will receive a degree identical to those earned by full-time students.

The Stanford Center for Professional Development handles financial transactions for tuition and related fees and provides online access to courses and student support.


Individual students need to apply through the Stanford University office of graduate admissions to become a graduate degree candidate. Once a student is accepted into a degree program, his or her employer must be a member of the Stanford Center for Professional Development before enrolling in courses.

Complete a Company Application to become a member.

Employers have the flexibility to join this program before or after its employee(s) are admitted into a degree program by the University. However, the employee will not be able to start courses until his employer has completed the Company Application.

Member Companies

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Meet Domingo Guerra

Domingo Guerra

"In today's world of heavy outsourcing, design teams are often spread out all over the world. In order to be successful in managing or leading such a group, one needs to not only have design experience, but also proper preparation and knowledge of techniques and best known practices which can be gained through the dfM Program."

New Product Introduction (NPI) Technical Project Manager, Brocade Communications

MS Mechanical Engineering, Stanford University Honors Cooperative Program

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