Our graduate certificates are especially designed for students in industry. Tailor your education to meet your specific interests and needs and get all the advantages of having a Stanford University credential. All courses contributing to graduate certificates are available online during the academic quarters they are held on campus.

The value of a graduate certificate

A successfully completed graduate course may count toward only one graduate certificate. Completing graduate courses for your certificate earns you Stanford graduate credit that may be applied toward a Stanford master's degree if you are admitted into a Stanford degree program.

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Application/Enrollment Requirements

  • Review our Non-Degree Option Handbook.
  • Submit an Non-Degree online application for the graduate certificate or individual course you wish to pursue. For more detailed information about how to apply, visit the Graduate Certificate Admissions page.
  • Enroll in your first course to complete your application(see enrollment periods below)
  • Successfully complete the courses required for your certificate within 3 years of being accepted into the program.


Autumn QuarterAugust 1 - September 9
Winter QuarterOctober 27 - December 9
Spring QuarterFebruary 9 - March 16
Summer QuarterApril 12 - June 15

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