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Graduate, Non-credit and Outreach Programs

Graduate Programs

The School of Professional Development is the home of Stony Brook's graduate programs in education, human resource management and related management fields. Courses are conveniently scheduled for working professionals, with classes offered in the evening and online — including several fully online degree and certificate programs. 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.

For a list of all of our program offerings, visit our Graduate Programs.

Career Development

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.

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 website.

Opportunities for Seniors

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Stony Brook University (OLLI) 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.