Cybersecurity Graduate Program

Stanford School of Engineering

  • Graduate Certificate
  • Fee:
    Fee may apply

Cybersecurity Graduate Certificate


The Cybersecurity Graduate Program provides a professional, technical and policy view of the challenges created by rapid advancements in information technology. You'll examine principles of computer systems security, including attack protection and prevention. By combining computer science and application, this program's interdisciplinary approach will give you the vital skills needed for today's cyber workforce.

You Will Learn

  • Basic theory and practice of cryptographic techniques
  • Digital forensics for identifying potential threats
  • Legal issues in computer security
  • Privacy policy business implications
  • Designs for network perimeter defenses
  • Testing methods for possible system penetrations

Who Should Apply

Information security managers, web developers, computer network architects and professionals working in computer occupations.

Earning the Certificate

  • Earn a Stanford Graduate Certificate in Cybersecurity
  • Begin the program any academic quarter that an applicable course is offered, subject to prerequisites
  • Take courses for graduate credit and a grade
    • Note: The free introductory course does not count towards the certificate requirements. Your Non-Degree Option application is not reviewed when you take the course.
  • Receive a B (3.0) or better in each course

Need further planning guidance?

See the Cybersecurity Graduate Program Planning Document.


A conferred Bachelor’s degree with an undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or better.


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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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