Set yourself apart in the workforce. Our professional education portfolio is designed for working professionals like you looking to further their education while still maintaining their careers. Choose from programs, individual courses, or video-based resources to best reach your goals.


  • Gain the real-word expertise you need to stand out in today’s competitive environment.
  • Learn from Stanford faculty and industry professionals with deep knowledge and experience in the field.
  • Take online courses at your own pace, when and where you want.
  • Earn a digital Record of Completion from Stanford for every course you complete or earn a Certificate for any program completed. These courses and resources do not give you Stanford academic credit.


A series of courses that demonstrate command of a topic. Courses from any of our programs can be taken individually, or you can complete the program requirements to earn a certificate.

Advanced Computer Security
Learn to protect your organization from a broad spectrum of 21st century security threats. This program will give you the vital skills needed to succeed in today’s cyber workforce.

Digital Transformation Certificate
This program will teach you the necessary tools and techniques to ensure that your team and organization thrive in today's tech-driven markets.

Energy Innovation and Emerging Technologies
Gain a greater understanding of the entire energy landscape. From fossil fuels to solar cells, this program brings together the top researchers in the field to share their knowledge and expertise.

Foundations for Data Science
Learn the foundational programming and statistics skills you need to kick-start a career in data science—no prior experience necessary.

Idea-to-Market Entrepreneurship Program
Guided by Stanford faculty, entrepreneurship coaches and Silicon Valley experts, you will learn concrete ways to shape, frame, communicate and execute new business ideas all within 10 weeks.

Genetics and Genomics Certificate
Gain fundamental knowledge and a 'big picture' understanding of the cutting-edge fields of genetics, genomics and personalized medicine.

Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Discover new ways of thinking and acting so that you can solve your biggest business challenges. This program is designed for anyone—in any field—who wants to drive growth.

Innovation Masters Series
This unique, 3-day learning experience is a rare opportunity to immerse yourself in problem-solving tools and need-finding frameworks any business can employ to achieve extraordinary results.

Medical Statistics Certificate
In the field of medicine the ability to ask the right research questions and interpret data is an essential skill. The Medical Statistics professional certificate introduces you to statistical concepts using real-world examples from medical literature and the popular press.

Strategies for Sustainability
Stanford's new two-part program that unpacks the core mindsets, knowledge, and skills needed to promote sustainability and resilience in today’s complex environment. In-person and online.

Individual Courses

Standalone courses on trending topics. Take these interest-based courses to further your knowledge and stay in-the-know.

Blockchain and Cryptocurrency: What You Need to Know
Learn from leading industry experts and Stanford instructors what blockchains and cryptocurrencies are, how they can be used, and where the future of this technology is headed.

How to Learn Math for Teachers
Explore the new research ideas on mathematics learning and student mindsets that can transform students' experiences with math.

Mathematical Mindsets
Learn the latest neuroscientific research on the best methods by which students learn math, as well as the specific methods and approaches you can use to successfully help your students develop a growth mindset.

Strategies for Debriefing Healthcare Scenarios
Master the art of debriefing, one of the most effective strategies for empowering healthcare professionals to deliver safe, high-quality patient care. 

Virtual Design and Construction
As the construction industry is rapidly evolving, Virtual Design and Construction (VDC) is being increasingly used to effectively translate client building performance objectives into measurable project and production plans.

Video-Based Resources

These resources don't require any submissions or assessments. These resources are designed to help you (and your teams) succeed in the workplace.

Innovation at Work
Spark new ideas and solve challenges that matter to you by bringing the practice of design thinking and Stanford's expertise to your workplace.