Stanford Continuing Studies Stanford Continuing Studies

Stanford Continuing Studies makes courses available to lifelong learners everywhere.

Since 1988, the mission of the Continuing Studies program has been to share the rich educational resources of Stanford University with adult students, to nurture a vibrant learning community, to nourish the life of the mind, and to promote the pleasures of intellectual exploration. Courses are open to the general public and no application is required.

Each quarter, Continuing Studies offers 40 online courses across the liberal arts and sciences, creative writing, and professional and personal development. The lineup includes a Certificate Program in Novel Writing (by application only).

Stanford Continuing Studies online courses are affordable and limited in size, giving you the chance to interact frequently with the instructor. They are also flexible, allowing you to participate on your own schedule, whenever it’s convenient for you. We look forward to seeing you in our virtual classrooms.