Cybersecurity Graduate Certificate Programs

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. SANS.edu is proud to be an NSA Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense.

Graduate Certificate Programs on the Cutting Edge of Cybersecurity

100% online options available. Applications are accepted monthly.
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Special Online Information Session: New Graduate Certificate Program in Software Supply Chain Security

Join SANS Fellow Frank Kim to learn about the new graduate certificate program in Software Supply Chain Security designed for working professionals in software development who have coding experience.

Tuesday, March 5 at 1:00 pm (ET)

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Join an Online Info Session for Graduate Cybersecurity Programs

  • Learn about the new graduate certificate program in Software Supply Chain Security from faculty member and CISO-in-Residence at YL Ventures Frank Kim. Tue, March 5, 1 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. Wed, March 6, 12 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. Tue, March 12, 12 pm (ET). Register here.
National Centers of Academic Excellence in Cybersecurity

SANS.edu 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 SANS.edu Advantage

Because cyber threats are constantly changing, our courses are continually updated for real-world relevance. But that's just the beginning.
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GIAC Certifications

Earn multiple industry-recognized GIAC cybersecurity certifications in all of our programs.

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100% Online Option

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

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World-class Faculty

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

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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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SANS.edu Academic Pricing

Get SANS.edu academic pricing on SANS courses and GIAC certifications.

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Powerful Network

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

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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 career goals.

Learn from the Best Cybersecurity Experts

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.

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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.

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 SANS.edu experience.” - Christopher Hurless, Systems Engineer, Northwestern University in Qatar

“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 the Winning Team

The SANS Technology Institute Sentinels earned the #1 Power Ranking in the spring 2023 NCL team competition in the Experienced Student bracket and the #1 Power Ranking among NSA Centers of Academic Excellence at the fall 2023 NCL competition.

In fall 2023, SANS.edu was the only college — out of more than 500 participating colleges — to earn Top 5 power rankings in both the Standard Student and Experienced Student brackets.

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Fund Your SANS.edu Program in Monthly Installments with No Interest

For students who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents — and don’t use employer education benefits or veterans’ education benefits to fund their SANS.edu program — we offer a Tuition Payment Program (TPP) that enables eligible you to spread out the cost of your program in monthly installments with no interest.

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Finance your education, build new skills, and add value for your company — using your employer-sponsored education benefits.

If you want to get the best education in cybersecurity while you work, and your organization offers education benefits, let them help you take your next step. SANS.edu cybersecurity degree and certificate programs are designed for working professionals, and your employee benefits package may help cover the cost of pursing your goals.

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

Get More Info

Discover how the SANS Technology Institute can help you take your cybersecurity career to the highest levels. Complete this form and we'll send you additional information, invitations to online info sessions, and updates.
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Questions?

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