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Certificates & Degrees

On-campus at Stanford University

The Stanford Center for Professional Development offers over 25 graduate and professional certificates and 51 master of science degree depths across 13 academic departments. Flexible course and delivery options are designed for professionals who want to take their career to the next level.

Graduate Certificates

Earn a Stanford graduate certificate and accelerate your career without immediately committing to a master's degree program. If you already have all of the degrees you need, a graduate certificate is also a great way to keep your skills and knowledge current in your field. Complete 3 to 5 graduate courses in a guided curriculum of study and earn a graduate certificate as evidence of in-depth, subject-specific knowledge.

You may apply the graduate credit earned for a graduate certificate toward a degree program if you are admitted.

Professional Certificates

Complete 3 to 8 short, intensive courses and earn professional certification in areas such as advanced project management, advanced computer security, and sustainability. To accommodate your busy life, all courses required for a professional certificate are online and self-paced. Some courses are also held on the Stanford campus or can be delivered at your work site. Visit our professional certificates page to learn more.

Master's Degrees

Through the Honors Cooperative Program, you may pursue a master of science degree on a part-time basis. 16 degree depths may be completed entirely online. Pursue your degree from anywhere in the world and connect to the world-class community of Stanford University.

Application deadlines vary by department. Visit our master's degree page to access department Web sites, calendars, and application details.