The M.S. cohort in Symbolic Systems is comprised of three groups of students
- Stanford Coterminal Students: Stanford students pursuing the undergraduate degree and a graduate degree at the same time
- Stanford Internal Graduate Students: Stanford graduate students from the Law School, Graduate School of Business, etc, who are pursuing an additional M.S. degree
- External Students: Students coming from outside of Stanford, admitted through the external application process
Each year we admit a limited number of students from each category to form our incoming cohort. In general, Stanford coterminal and internal students complete the program in the equivalent of one academic year while external students complete the program in two years or less, depending on a student's level of preparation.