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.

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

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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. 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.


      Special Info Session: Penetration Testing & Ethical Hacking Graduate Certificate

      Discover the Graduate Certificate Program in Penetration Testing and Ethical Hacking at a special info session featuring current student Eric Pursley, a Cyber Security Analyst at Axient and Cyber Warfare Operator for the Air National Guard. Learn how the certificate program helped Eric make the transition from blue team to red team. Sat, Nov 19 at 2 pm (ET)

      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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      Discover how the SANS Technology Institute can help you 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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