Graduate Education Tuition and Admission


Tuition for each course is $1,352 per unit. Each course ranges from 3-5 units, as indicated on course enrollment pages.

A required $125 one-time fee provides you with lifetime-access to your transcripts for all courses.

Military benefits

Students affiliated with the US Armed Forces may receive tuition benefits  through the Post-9/11 GI Bill (Chapter 33) and the Yellow Ribbon Program, as well as Chapter 30- Montgomery Bill and Chapter 31- Vocational rehabilitation.


Before you enroll in your first graduate course, you must complete an application and submit supporting documents. You can only enroll in courses during open enrollment periods, but you’re welcome to complete an application and send transcripts and documents at any time.

To submit your application:

  1. Create a mystanfordconnection account
  2. Submit an online application
  3. Email us the official transcripts from all higher education institutions you have attended and a copy of your photo ID

To enroll in a course (after submitting your application):

  1. Decide on your course or courses on Stanford Online
  2. Complete your payment during open enrollment periods

Once we receive your online application and payment, we will forward your completed application and documents to the appropriate academic department for review. If for any reason you are not approved, your payment will be fully refunded.

You will receive an email from the Stanford Center for Professional Development within three weeks of the day you submit your application that will inform you of the department's decision. You can always check the status of your request on your mystanfordconnection account. Once you receive approval, you're ready to begin your first course.