Discover the Best College in Cybersecurity

The SANS Technology Institute ( 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. is proud to be an NSA Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense.
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Join an Online Info Session for Undergraduate Cybersecurity Programs

Learn more about the undergraduate programs in cybersecurity at a free online info session. Our Applied Cybersecurity Certificate (ACS) graduates have an average starting salary of $104K and our bachelor's degree (BACS) graduates have an average starting salary of $110K. We'll discuss why they become so marketable and how our Career Center supports their job search — and we'll answer your questions.

Thu, July 25 at 11 am (ET)

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Join an Online Info Session for Graduate Cybersecurity Programs

  • Explore our 9 highly technical, job-specific graduate certificate programs for working professionals. Tue, July 23 at 1 pm (ET). Register here.
  • Learn more about our cybersecurity master's degree and graduate certificate programs for working professionals. Have questions? We'll answer them. Thu, August 8, 12 pm (ET). Register here.
  • Get tips on crafting a strong application to our cybersecurity master’s degree program and information on the next steps in the admissions process. Tue, Aug 20, 12 pm (ET). Register here.
National Centers of Academic Excellence in Cybersecurity Is Designated as a Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense by the NSA

“The CAE-CD designation is a testament to the quality of our cybersecurity faculty and programs. Our graduates are helping to meet the urgent cybersecurity needs of the U.S. government, industry, academia, and research, and we are proud to be part of a select group of cyber programs to have received this important designation.”

- Ed Skoudis, SANS Technology Institute President

The Advantage


GIAC Certifications

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


World-class Faculty

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


100% Online Option

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


Flexible Schedule

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


Powerful Network

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

Learn from the Best

Every member of the faculty is a highly skilled professional currently working in cybersecurity.
More than 150 open source cybersecurity tools have been created by SANS Faculty.
SANS faculty members have authored more than 40 books on information security.
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 — with support from a student advisor, for college credit, at academic pricing.
470x382_-_veteran.jpg Programs are DoD 8140 Approved

If you're a Department of Defense (DoD) employee or contractor who wants to earn a career-focused cybersecurity degree or certificate, our DoD 8140 approved college programs can open new doors of opportunity. All programs are DoD 8140 approved except for our graduate certificate program in Software Supply Chain Security, which is not yet approved.

US Department of Defense 8140 Cyber Workforce Qualification Program
DoD 8140 establishes baseline standards for qualifications that directly support operational needs and workforce readiness. All DoD personnel assigned to positions requiring the performance of cyberspace work are affected by DoD 8140.

  • Service members
  • DoD civilian employees (including non-appropriated fund employees)
  • Contractors
  • Foreign nationals

"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, Senior Manager and North America Penetration Testing Lead, Accenture

Course Delivery Options

Your mind has no borders. Why should your college? Our online and in-person course options are designed to fit your life and how you like to learn.

“You get a lot of personal attention to get through the program because of the student advisors. They are the foundation of the 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 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.
Discover Financial Services
Northrop Grumman
Apple Inc
Artic Wolf Networks
Bank of America
Red Canary
Blizzard Entertainment
Rendition Infosec
Jigsaw Google
Booz Allen Hamilton
Capital One
JPMorgan Chase
Sandia National Laboratories
Wells Fargo Bank
Nattional Cyber League - Spring 2024 Sentinels Triumph at Spring 2024 National Cyber League Competition

At the spring 2024 National Cyber League (NCL) competition, demonstrated its cybersecurity prowess once again.  Among more than 500 participating colleges and universities, stood out as one of just three to achieve Top 10 power rankings in both the Standard Student and Experienced Student brackets.

  • #1 Power Ranking (Experienced Students)
  • #1, #2, #3, and #4 Individual Players (Experienced Students)
  • More than 30% of the Top 100 individual players in the Experienced bracket were Sentinels
NSA_Codebreaker_Challenge.jpg Sentinels Finish in the Top 3 in the NSA Codebreaker Challenge

Congratulations to the Sentinels for finishing in the Top 3 out of 448 schools in the National Security Agency’s 2023 Codebreaker Challenge. Through the challenge, our undergraduate and graduate students sharpen their technical skills in mission-centric scenarios similar to the work the NSA does every day.


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

"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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