Welcome to the global community of working professionals seeking to advance their careers and expand their knowledge through access to the teaching and research excellence of Stanford University.
Important Changes For All Returning Students
If you have taken courses through the Stanford Center for Professional Development, we have created an account for you. If you do not know your username or password, please contact customer service to receive your username and instructions on retrieving your password. If you are new to the Stanford Center for Professional Development and would like to enroll in courses, access free online content, and receive important notifications, you may create a free mystanfordconnection account.
Log in to mystanfordconnection
If you haven't already, the first thing you'll want to do is log in to mystanfordconnection, your one link to Stanford, anytime, anywhere. Through mystanfordconnection you will be able to view your course lectures, watch free seminars, and access course materials or other online resources. You may also update your contact information, track current and completed courses, check the progress of your course applications, verify transaction details, access required forms, become familiar with various policies, and more.
*If you are a part-time master's degree student (HCP) your log in is not the same as your SUNETID username and password. You will be invited to create your user name and password once you are admitted to the master's program.
Customer Service Commitment
The Stanford Center for Professional Development is committed to delivering exceptional customer service to all we serve: current and prospective students and their employers, our educational partners, the Stanford community of faculty and staff and beyond. New and returning students need to review our customer service commitment including the section about your responsibilities.
Honors Cooperative Program Students
The system upgrade integrates the Stanford Center for Professional Development with Stanford University's Axess enrollment system. Beginning with the autumn quarter 2008, students enrolled through the Honors Cooperative Program will need to enroll in courses only through Axess. Invoicing and payments for tuition and fees, online access to courses, and customer service will be provided by the Stanford Center for Professional Development.
Full-time Stanford University Students
If you are a full-time Stanford University student please log in at the current quarter course page with your SUNETID. You will not be able to log in to mystanfordconnection.
Decision Making Resources
Determining which course or program is right for you is often a decision that requires thought and research. The Stanford Center for Professional Development provides current and returning students with a variety of tools and resources to help them as they continue their educational journey.
Select graduate and professional lectures are archived and available for viewing free of charge. Previews provide students with the opportunity to learn more about a specific course, including the topics covered and homework and project expectations as well as experience with the online interface.
Each quarter the Stanford Center for Professional Development offers free access to a variety of Stanford research seminars. All research seminars are archived and may be viewed free of charge during the quarter in which they are offered. Seminars provide valuable insight into the current research and thinking here at Stanford.
Select courses and programs host live Webinars on relevant topics which are later archived and available for viewing. Webinars usually end with a question and answer session and include links for additional information.
Course advisors are current Stanford PhD students and staff who are available to answer questions you may have about course content. They will also help you map out a plan of study or point you in the right direction.
Selected professional courses are mapped against competencies in leadership, strategy, decision-making, innovation and execution-knowledge commonly sought by engineers and technology professionals wishing to expand beyond their areas of expertise.
Each quarter the Stanford Center for Professional Development hosts an orientation and networking reception for graduate students. New and returning students are invited to attend, as well as anyone potentially interested in taking courses through the Stanford Center for Professional Development. A student orientation video is also available online for students who are unable to attend the event on campus.