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Databases Graduate Certificate

Graduate Certificate

4 Courses Required: View Course Selections


The Databases Graduate Certificate offers a comprehensive course of study in database systems, from elementary foundations, such as relation systems and common query languages, through systems implementation and ultimately distributed transaction processing.

  • Acquire a strong foundation in database systems
  • Learn to design and implement database management systems
  • Perform transaction processing and distributed data management
  • Explore applications of technologies highly related to databases, including web search, computer networking, and artificial intelligence

Who Should Apply

  • Software engineers
  • Database architects
  • Database administrators

Earning the Certificate

  • Tailor the certificate to your interests and career goals
  • Begin your certificate any academic quarter that an applicable course is offered, subject to prerequisites
  • Take courses for graduate credit and a grade
  • Receive a B (3.0) or better in each course


Programming experience: C/C++ (CS 108 or equivalent)


To pursue a graduate certificate you need to apply.


$14,560 - 19,800 (13-15 units)
to complete the certificate

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Tuition & Fees

Time to Complete Certificate

1-2 years average
3 years maximum to complete


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Course Selection

Course Course # Next Offered Deliv. Options Prereqs Avail
Required Courses (3) :
  Introduction to Databases CS145 Summer 2013-14 Online Y Y
  Database Systems Principles CS245 Winter 2013-14 At Stanford, Online Y N
  Parallel and Distributed Data Management CS347 Now Online Y N
Elective Courses (1) :
  Introduction to Computer Networking CS144 Autumn 2013-14 At Stanford, Online Y N
  Design and Analysis of Algorithms CS161 Now Online Y Y
  Artificial Intelligence: Principles & Techniques CS221 Summer 2012-13 At Stanford, Online Y N
  Distributed Systems CS244B Now Online Y N
  Information Retrieval and Web Search CS276 Now Online Y N