If you want to take courses for credit or for a
(a digital micro-credential) but are not ready to commit to a full graduate program,
you can enroll as a
. SPD will waive the $25 application fee for SBU alumni (see instructions below).
Master's Degree and Certificate Students
If you're an SBU alumni who is ready to pursue one of
SPD's 24 master's degree or graduate certificates
, SPD will waive the $100 application fee.
Please note: This waiver applies to only to programs offered through the School of
Professional Development and not any other graduate program offered at Stony Brook.
Applying Your Fee Waiver
SPD's admissions applications are submitted online via
Once you have started an application, simply check the box marked
“Alumni Association Incentive Offer (AAIO)." If you have questions about the application, contact SPD at
firstname.lastname@example.org or at 631-632-7050.
Career Development Courses
Short Courses, Big Impact
SPD offers a wide array of non-credit courses courses in a variety of formats. These
short courses are designed to enhance professional or technical skills or assist with
exam preparation. Many of the classes and courses earn the participants continuing
education units for their industry.
Applying Your Discount Code
Most Career Development courses are eligible to be discounted (see exceptions below).*
When you are ready to sign up for a Career Development courses, simply identify yourself
as an alum and enter the code "AAI0" at the point of registration.
If you have questions about registration, email
Exceptions: Workshops for New York State teacher/administrator certification and
paralegal studies courses cannot be discounted.