Graduate Courses & Programs

Gain deep knowledge and further develop your skills through credit-bearing courses taught by Stanford faculty.

Earn credits toward a masters degree or certificate in a flexible online format. Get started with a few simple steps.

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View lectures online live, broadcast from the classroom, or on demand.

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Time Commitment

Spend about 15-25 hours/week per course during 10-week quarters.

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Earn academic credit and a Stanford University transcript. Transfer up to 18 credit units to an applicable Master's Degree.


  • Apply at any time.
  • Write short statement of purpose.
  • Upload official transcripts from all universities and colleges (Must have bachelor's degree to apply) to your account.
  • Submit residency documents.

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  • Enroll in a course any quarter it's offered (see enrollment periods below).
  • Admission is evaluated on a course-by-course basis and is dependent on fully meeting course prerequisites.
  • Submit your application at any time.
  • Must earn a B or better (3.0) in each course to continue taking classes through Stanford Online.

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Tuition & Fees

  • $1,400 per unit
  • Most courses are 3-5 units.
  • One-time $125 fee for lifetime access to your transcripts.
  • Students affiliated with the U.S. Armed Forces may be eligible for tuition benefits.

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Enrollment Periods (subject to change)

Enrollment Periods (subject to change)

Quarter Dates
Autumn Quarter Aug 1 - September 9, 2022
Winter Quarter Oct 31 - December 9, 2022
Spring Quarter Feb 6 - March 20, 2023
Summer Quarter April 10 - June 18, 2023