||SPD Curriculum and Special Programs
SPD's Division of Graduate Studies is dedicated to meeting
the needs of the working professional. By providing courses in the evening and online, SPD makes it possible for you to pursue part-time
graduate study at Stony Brook.
SPD offers seven master's degree, eight advanced graduate
certificate and three post-graduate certificate programs. Five of
these master's degree programs lead directly to New York State certification
and license as a teacher. The three post-graduate certificate programs
prepare leaders for careers in educational administration. For descriptions
of these programs, visit our Graduate
Students can also choose to take courses
without being matriculated into a graduate
program. For information and to apply, see our non-matriculated
students information page.
SPD offers a wide range of non-credit computer training
opportunities, from basic courses in productivity applications to certificate
programs in web design to intensive programs that lead to information technology
For detailed information, go the Computer Training website.
The Division of Career Development offers comprehensive non-credit courses in business and professional skills
training. Whether it's a workshop on career re-tooling, or an on-site
training series designed specifically for your workgroup, we have a practical, up-to-date program to meet your
educational and career goals. Our programs are offered in a variety of formats
and content areas, including open enrollment courses, seminars, workshops,
multi-course certificates, and professional licensing curricula. In addition,
our flexible scheduling can accommodate the busiest of
calendars, with courses offered on- and off-site, during the day, in the
evening, on weekends or online.
Go to the Career Development
Certification and Licensing Workshops
SPD offers three one-session workshops in the areas of child abuse detection and prevention, substance abuse and school violence for licensed professionals who need the training to meet the requirements of Chapter 544 New York
State Law (1988), Details»
Opportunities for Seniors
The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Stony Brook University (OLLI) is an SPD program that is open to all retired
and semi-retired individuals who are interested in expanding their intellectual
horizons in a university setting. While OLLI is peer-taught,
SPD also offers an auditing program that allows seniors to sit in on University
courses on a space-available basis.
These programs are described in detail in the Lifelong