Cybersecurity Graduate Certificate

Cybersecurity Graduate Certificate

Cybersecurity is one of today’s fastest-growing fields, with more than 500,000 open positions in the U.S, and millions more worldwide. With new threats emerging every day, companies and governments need skilled professionals to protect data and applications.

In graduate-level courses led by Stanford instructors, you will

  • Create secure applications, systems, and networks
  • Apply cryptography tools like encryption, digital signatures, and zero-knowledge protocols
  • Study real-world applications and solutions
  • Explore the potential of cryptocurrencies and blockchain technologies
  • Master concepts and theories to navigate policy changes impacting computer security
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Watch lectures online within 20 minutes of the on-campus class

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Follow a 12-week schedule of weekly lectures and assignments

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Complete 4 courses to earn a graduate certificate

Learning Options

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Individual Courses

Each course can be taken individually or as part of the certificate program. You'll earn 3-4 units of academic credit for every course completed.

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Graduate Certificate

Begin your certificate in any academic quarter a course is offered. Complete your application now so that you can enroll at the beginning of the next academic quarter.

To earn the certificate, you must:

  • Complete 4 courses in the certificate program
  • Receive a B (3.0) or better in each course

Who Should Enroll

Technology professionals and students specializing in:

  • software development
  • network infrastructure
  • web-based applications
  • network architecture

Applicants must have a Bachelor's degree with an average GPA of 3.0 or higher.