MCS degree requirements
MCS will accept letter grade or credit for all major/minor courses for 2020-21 academic year.
MCS is a multidisciplinary major sponsored by Stanford's Department of Mathematics, Computer Science, Management Science & Engineering and Statistics, providing students with a core of mathematics basic to all mathematical sciences.
- The student must have a grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or better in all course work used to fulfill the major requirement.
- All courses used to fulfill major requirements must be taken for a letter grade with the exception of courses offered satisfactory/no credit only.
- Students who earn less than a 'C+' in STATS 116 Theory of Probability or STATS 200 Introduction to Statistical Inference must repeat the course.
- All students are required to take courses in each of the four core areas below.
Math core (4 - 7 courses, total units: 28)
Computer Science core (5 courses, total units: 22 - 24)
Management Science & Engineering core (2-3 courses, total units: 7 - 11)
Statistics core (3 courses, total units: 9 - 10)
WIM (1 course, total units: 3 - 4)
Choose 3 courses of at least 3 units each from the MCS program's offerings (100-level or above).
Courses must be from at least two different departments.