Advanced Software Systems Graduate Program

Stanford School of Engineering

  • Graduate Certificate
  • Fee:
    Fee may apply

Advanced Software Systems Graduate Certificate


The Advanced Software Systems Graduate Program provides a more advanced course of study in the topics covered in the Software Systems Graduate Program. Specifically, the program offers advanced courses in operating systems, computer networks and distributed systems, focused on the software that comprises such systems.

  • Further enhance your skills through advanced coursework
  • Have the option for further study in many related areas including cryptography and security, software engineering tools, database and transactional systems, and modeling in computer graphics

Who Should Apply

  • Software engineers
  • Systems builders

Earning the Certificate

  • Earn a Stanford Graduate Certificate in Advanced Software Systems
  • Tailor the program to your interests and career goals
  • Begin the program any academic quarter that an applicable course is offered, subject to prerequisites
  • Take courses for graduate credit and a grade
  • Receive a B (3.0) or better in each course


  • Operating systems, systems programming and object-oriented programming background.
  • A conferred Bachelor’s degree with an undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or better.


To pursue a graduate program you need to apply.

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Tuition is based on the number of units you take. See Graduate Course Tuition on our Tuition & Fees page for more information.

Time to Complete Certificate

1-2 years average
3 years maximum to complete


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