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About SANS.edu

The SANS Technology Institute (SANS.edu) offers career-focused undergraduate and graduate programs on the cutting edge of cybersecurity. We are one of the largest cybersecurity programs in the United States and the only college focused exclusively on cybersecurity.

The SANS.edu Advantage

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GIAC Certifications

Earn professional certifications that employers recognize and respect in each of our programs.

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World-class Faculty

Learn the latest skills and techniques from the world's top cybersecurity practitioners.

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100% Online Option

You have the option of completing our programs through live or rewindable online courses.

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Flexible Schedule

Our programs are designed to fit into your busy life and work schedule.

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Powerful Network

Make connections with some of the most talented students and teachers in the industry.

Learn from the Best

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Every member of the SANS.edu faculty is a highly skilled professional currently working in cybersecurity.
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More than 150 open source cybersecurity tools have been created by SANS Faculty.
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SANS faculty members have authored more than 40 books on information security.
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SANS faculty members have produced more than 3,500 research papers and webcasts on information security topics.

SANS Courses and GIAC Certifications

Cybersecurity employers send more than 40,000 of their employees to pursue SANS courses and GIAC certifications each year, confirming the value they see in up-to-date, real-world SANS courses and in the skills validation of GIAC certifications. These are the same courses and certifications you’ll complete at SANS.edu — with support from a student advisor, for college credit, at SANS.edu academic pricing.
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Join Us for an Online Info Session

Learn more about the SANS.edu undergraduate programs at a free online info session. Our undergraduate alumni have an average starting salary of $94K. We'll discuss why they become so marketable and how we support their job search — and we'll answer your questions.

Thu, Oct 13 at 12:00 pm (ET)

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"SANS courses are fully aligned to what is happening in the industry. Course materials are continuously updated based on new developments in cybersecurity. It is rigorous, challenging, and relevant." - Karim Lalji, Managing Security Consultant, TELUS

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Join Us for an Online Info Session

  • Learn more about the SANS.edu cyber security master's degree and graduate certificate programs. Have questions? We’ll answer them. Sat, Oct 8 at 1 pm (ET). Register here.
  • Join a special info session focused on our eight job-specific graduate certificate programs for working professionals. Tue, Oct 25 at 3 pm (ET). Register here.


      Course Delivery Options

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      “You get a lot of personal attention to get through the program because of the student advisors. They are the foundation of the SANS.edu experience.” - Christopher Hurless, Systems Engineer, Northwestern University in Qatar

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      Take Your Next Step

      Need more information? We’re happy to answer your questions. Join us for an info session, email info@sans.edu or call 301.241.7665.

      Ready to apply? We look forward to learning about you and your cybersecurity career goals.

      Our Grads Get Hired

      Our alumni work for organizations large and small, including Fortune 500 companies, military and government organizations, and leading cybersecurity firms. Here are just a few.
      Adobe
      Discover Financial Services
      Northrop Grumman
      Akamai
      Epic
      OpenSecurity
      Amazon
      Expel
      Oracle
      Apple Inc
      EY
      PwC
      Artic Wolf Networks
      Facebook
      Raytheon
      Bank of America
      FireEye
      Red Canary
      Blizzard Entertainment
      IBM
      Rendition Infosec
      Boeing
      Jigsaw Google
      RSA
      Booz Allen Hamilton
      JHU/APL
      SAIC
      Capital One
      JPMorgan Chase
      Salesforce
      Cisco
      KBR
      Sandia National Laboratories
      Coalfire
      Mantech
      SixGen
      Coretelligent
      Mastercard
      Symantec
      CrowdStrike
      Microsoft
      Verizon
      Deloitte
      MITRE
      Walmart
      Dragos
      NIST
      Wells Fargo Bank
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      Go Sentinels!

      Meet our mascot. Born of the brilliant minds of our students, alumni, faculty, and staff, the SANS.edu Sentinels are in a constant state of alertness and proactively seeking out threats.

      Nickname: "Cyberus” (in a nod to Cerberus from Greek mythology)
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      Visit the Store

      The SANS Technology Institute has partnered with Competitive Edge to offer an online store with SANS.edu apparel and accessories.

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      "SANS is the Oxford of security studies, so expectations are naturally quite high. Living up to those is not a trivial accomplishment!" - Shawna Turner, Principal Engineer, Nike

      Get More Info

      Discover how the SANS Technology Institute can help you launch or advance your cybersecurity career. Complete this form and we'll send you additional information, invitations to upcoming online info sessions, and updates.

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      Questions?

      We're happy to help. Email info@sans.edu or call 301.241.7665.