J.T. Sink, U.S. Air Force, International Security Graduate Certificate

Welcome Members of the US Armed Forces

The Stanford Center for Professional Development supports our active-duty service members and veterans by offering Stanford University courses and programs online and at Stanford.

Stanford University is committed to providing Post-9/11 GI Bill (Chapter 33) benefits and is proud to participate in the Yellow Ribbon Program. We also accept Chapter 30- the Montgomery Bill and Chapter 31- Vocational rehabilitation form for graduate certificates. For detailed information about Stanford’s military benefits, please view this bulletin about Veterans and Military Benefits.

Tuition benefits available through Chapter 33 for students affiliated with the Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Navy, and Marine Corps.

Graduate Certificates & Degrees

Stanford certifies enrollment for students in all degree programs and for students in one of our online graduate certificate programs.

Tuition: All branches of US Armed Forces are considered members of our Corporate Graduate Program. Learn more

Application: As a first time student, you will need to complete an online application and submit original transcripts from all colleges and universities you have attended. Send all transcripts via email to:   scpd-gradstudents@stanford.edu

In addition, you need to obtain a Certificate of Eligibility for benefits under the GI Bill, and email us copies of the following materials:

1.    DD214, if applicable (students on active duty most likely will not have

one); if not applicable, call to provide us with your Social Security Number

2.    VA Certificate of Eligibility

3.    Fill out the Stanford "Rights and Responsibilities" webform* for GI

Bill beneficiary students, which can be found here:


*When submitted this comes directly to the OMAC office.

Professional Courses & Certificates

Professional Certificates are not eligible for the Post-911 GI Bill. Students receiving the Chapter 31 (Vocational Rehabilitation for Disabled Veterans) benefit may use their benefits for the following professional certificate programs:

Tuition:  Professional course pricing varies depending on the program. For courses held at Stanford, a government discount rate may apply. For more detailed pricing, please visit the specific course and/or certificate page.


  • Stanford University Veterans' Benefits Office - Stanford University is part of the Yellow Ribbon Program, a private-university provision in the Post-9/11 GI Bill created to support degree-seeking veterans. To learn more about how to apply these benefits to your Stanford education, view this bulletin about Veterans and Military Benefits.
  • The GI Bill - The GI Bill is designed to help eligible degree-seeking service members and veterans cover the costs associated with getting an education or training. It contains several programs and each is administrated differently – depending on a person's eligibility and duty status.
    • Visit the VA GI Bill Web site for general eligibility information
    • Call 1-555-GIBILL-1 to speak to a VA education benefit specialist

All students eligible to receive veterans' benefits are urged to complete arrangements with the appropriate agency prior to enrollment.

Meet Steven Bradley

Steven Bradley

"Stanford gave me an intensive course of study that helped balance my understanding of the background and current security issues affecting not only Asia, but also Africa, the Balkans, and the Middle East."

Intelligence Specialist, Department of the Army, U.S. Army, Korea

Graduate Certificate in International Security

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