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Certificates and Online Programs

The Department of Management Science and Engineering offers a wide variety of online professional education opportunities that are offered in conjunction with the Stanford Center for Professional Development (SCPD, a part of VPTL). Our faculty offer valuable content in the areas of innovation; decision and risk analysis; organizations, technology, and entrepreneurship; and finance.

The Non-Degree Option (NDO) makes it possible for qualified working professionals to enroll in Stanford graduate-level classes on a course-by-course basis before being admitted to a degree program. NDO students apply each quarter to take individual courses, work toward a graduate certificate, or take up to 15 course units that may later count toward a master's degree (if the student applies and is admitted to the MS program).

Graduate and Professional Certificates and Programs currently offered in Management Science and Engineering include:

Graduate Certificates

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.

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.

Professional Certificates and Programs

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.

Corporate Education

Delivered online, at Stanford, at company work sites, and at international locations, our programs are designed to provide education opportunities that will yield immediate results.


Students may also complete the MS in Management Science and Engineering degree online via the part-time Honors Cooperative Program (HCP).


SCPD Resources:

SCPD Website For additional information about the NDO application process and deadlines.
Graduate Certificate Admissions Submit an Non-Degree online application for the graduate certificate or individual course you wish to pursue.
Professional Certificate Admissions Application and enrollment processes are program-specific. Detailed information about how to apply.
Tuition and Fees Tuition rates vary depending on the length, delivery method and whether or not a course carries academic credit.
Academic Calendar View academic calendar and events for all SCPD programs.