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.
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.
- 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 Quarter||August 1 - September 10|
|Winter Quarter||October 28 - December 18|
|Spring Quarter||February 10 - March 19|
|Summer Quarter||April 7 - June 19|