Lifelong Learning

Alumni Webinar and Workshop Series

We offer a range of workshops for recent, mid-level and experienced alumni to help navigate the job search process and manage career development. Take advantage of our webinars and in-person workshops.

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School of Professional Development

Stony Brook University’s School of Professional Development (SPD) offers a number of degree programs, advanced graduate certificates and an array of new, innovative micro-credentials in a variety of face-to-face and online formats. By taking two to four graduate courses, you can earn a digital University Badge in Higher Education Administration, Human Resource Management, Athletic Coaching, Social Entrepreneurship, Supply Chain Management and more. The School also offers 12 to 18 credit Advanced Graduate Certificates and full-fledged Master’s degrees in many professional fields.

As an alum of Stony Brook University, SPD will waive your application fee. They also offer a 10 percent alumni discount on any of their Career Development Programs (non-credit). To waive the program application fee, simply check the box marked “Alumni Association Invitation Only (AAIO)” on your SPD admissions application.

HSC Continuing Education

Take advantage of continuing education courses at Stony Brook through the School of Medicine, School of Nursing and School of Social Welfare.


A massive open online course (MOOC) is an online course aimed at unlimited participation and open access via the web. In addition to traditional course materials such as filmed lectures, readings and problem sets, many MOOCs provide interactive user forums to support community interactions between students, professors and teaching assistants (TAs).


Classes for Seniors

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at Stony Brook University is open to all retired and semi-retired individuals who are interested in expanding their intellectual horizons in a university setting. Avenues for participation include peer-taught workshops, lectures, special events, committees, and social activities.


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