CSS 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 for CSS Certificates are listed on this page

Finishing the Certificate

Graduate students who have completed all requirements of the certificate should download the CSS Completion Form and send it to IRiSS-info [at] stanford.edu (IRiSS-info[at]stanford[dot]edu)