Computational Social Science Certificate

What is the CSS Certificate?

The certificate is a series of six classes that train students in computational techniques that are most useful for social science research. Students will receive a certificate of accomplishment upon completion.

Who is eligible?

All Stanford graduate students in the social sciences may apply.


Year 1:

  • Computer science classes: CS 106A and CS 106A

Year 2:

  • 1 introductory course in computational social science
  • 1 course in network science
  • 1 course in natural language processing
  • 1 interdisciplinary project-based directed research course

Specific courses are listed on the requirements page.

Finishing the Certificate

Graduate students who have completed all requirements should email IRiSS-info [at] (IRiSS-info[at]stanford[dot]edu) for instructions for documenting your certification.