International Security Graduate Certificate

Stanford School of Engineering

  • Graduate Certificate
  • Fee:
    Fee may apply



The International Security graduate certificate provides the opportunity to acquire a background in treaties and policy as context for work in defense systems, verification, and other complex security issues.

  • Examine global security problems and policy-relevant solutions
  • Understand the relationship between technology and security threats
  • Explore domestic & international elements influencing the use of force

Who Should Apply

  • Engineers
  • Scientists
  • Corporate managers
  • Security professionals
  • Military personnel
  • Government officials
  • National labs staff

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
  • Receive a B (3.0) or better in each course
  • Select three courses from the list below


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


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


To pursue a graduate certificate you need to apply.

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