Graduate Certificate Programs on the Cutting Edge of Cybersecurity

Strengthen essential technical knowledge and skills. The SANS Technology Institute's graduate certificate programs in cyber security offer short, technically focused sets of courses that sharpen job-specific skills and keep your knowledge current. is proud to be an NSA Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense.

Graduate Cybersecurity Certificate Programs for Working Professionals

100% online options available. Applications are accepted monthly.

“After I passed my GCIH certification exam, I got a job offer for twice my current salary. I’m happy where I am, but it’s great to see recruiters going after GIAC certified professionals.” - Agnel D’Silva, IT Administrator, City of Danville, IL

Ed Skoudis, President, SANS Technology Institute

Virtual Open House with Ed Skoudis, President

Join our Virtual Open House to learn about the undergraduate and graduate programs, get a sneak preview of Holiday Hack Challenge 2022, and participate in a Q&A with Ed Skoudis, one of the most respected leaders and innovators in cybersecurity.

Wed, Dec 7 at 1 pm (ET)

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Join Us for an Online Info Session

Learn more about the cyber security master's degree and graduate certificate programs. Have questions? We’ll answer them. Wed, Dec 21 at 1:30 pm (ET). Register here.

        The Advantage


        GIAC Certifications

        Earn industry-recognized GIAC cybersecurity certifications in all 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 the program through live or rewindable online courses.


        Pathway to a Master’s Degree

        All credits earned in our graduate certificate programs can transfer into our master’s degree program.

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        Get academic pricing on SANS courses and GIAC certifications.


        Powerful Network

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


        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 career goals.

        Learn from the Best

        SANS Technology Institute faculty members are rock stars of the cybersecurity field. Their up-to-date examples and deep knowledge ensure that what you learn in class will be useful immediately on the job.

        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.

        Course Delivery Options


        “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

        Success Stories


        Join the Winning Team

        Students from the SANS Technology Institute topped the leaderboard in every category of the spring 2022 National Cyber League (NCL) competition, earning top rankings for #1 Individual Player, #1 Team and #1 Cyber Power Ranking.

        What’s more, 4 teams made the top 10. Eight teams made the top 100 out of more than 1,000 teams. Learn more about the teams that finished in first placethird placefifth place, and ninth place.

        Funding Options


        Join us for a free online info session to learn more.

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