Coterminal Degrees

Stanford undergraduates may work simultaneously toward a bachelor's and a master's degree. The degrees may be granted simultaneously or the bachelor's degree may be awarded first.

Please stop by the Aero/Astro Student Services Office, Durand 250, to pick up the department-specific A/A Coterm Application.  The application is located on the wall of forms.  For questions, please contact Patrick Ferguson, Aero/Astro Student Services Manager.

Telephone: 650-723-2757
Office Hours: M – F, 9am -12 pm & 1:30pm - 4:00pm

When you can first apply. Students applying for the coterminal degree must have earned a minimum of 120 units towards graduation as shown on the undergraduate unofficial transcript. This includes allowable Advanced Placement (AP) and transfer credit.

Deadline for applying. Aero/Astro coterm applicants must submit their application no later than the fourth Friday of the quarter prior to the expected completion of their undergraduate degree. This is normally the fourth Friday of Winter Quarter prior to Spring Quarter graduation. In addition to the application, two letters of recommendation from Stanford faculty, a statement of purpose, and an unofficial transcript must be submitted by the deadline.  We also recommend that applicants submit ETS-reported GRE scores to help with the review process. Stanford undergraduates with any major who are interested in learning more about receiving an Aero/Astro master's degree as a coterm should review the information on the registrar's website and visit the Aero/Astro Student Services Office in Durand 250.

New coterm students should be sure that all paperwork is completed in a timely fashion to ensure the appropriate transfer of undergraduate coursework towards the M.S. program. Further information on the Aero/Astro master's degree can be found on this website.