Communication Systems Graduate Certificate

Stanford School of Engineering

  • Graduate Certificate
  • Fee:
    Fee may apply



As of January 2019, this certificate is no longer available, but is still recognized by Stanford University. Students who earned this certificate completed three courses from the four listed to the right.

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The Communication Systems Graduate Certificate offers a course of study in the digital and packet-based technologies on which modern communications systems are built.

  • Obtain a sound and up-to-date introduction to central information-theoretic principles and concepts
  • Train in networks and the communication protocols, with particular attention to Internet protocols, and wireless networks, including practical considerations of electromagnetic wave behavior and current and possible future wireless communication networks
  • Acquire essential knowledge for maintenance, deployment, or planning of digital communications

Who Should Apply

Engineers working in the communications industry.

Earning the Certificate

  • Begin your certificate any academic quarter that an applicable course is offered, subject to prerequisites
  • Take courses for graduate credit and a grade
  • Maintain a B average (GPA of 3.0) or better


  • A basic understanding of statistics and Fourier transforms.
  • A conferred Bachelor’s degree with an undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or better.


To pursue a graduate certificate you need to apply.


$15,120 - $16,380 (12-13 units)
to complete the certificate


For course tuition and fees, please click
Tuition & Fees

Time to Complete Certificate

1-2 years average
3 years maximum to complete



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