Stanford Coterm vs. Master's Degree Elsewhere: How to Choose

Benefits of pursuing your master’s degree through the Stanford Coterm Program include the following:

  • You can start pursuing your graduate degree while still working towards your undergraduate degree.
  • You can build on already established relationships with departments and faculty at Stanford.
  • You don’t have to relocate and acclimate to another campus and community.

Benefits to pursuing a master’s degree at another institution include:

  • You have the opportunity to work closely with a different group of faculty in your field.
  • You get a more diversified educational experience.
  • You might be able to enroll in a program where the master’s degree directly feeds into a PhD program.