Science, Technology, and International Security

The Certificate in Science, Technology and International Security is no longer accepting applicants. Students presently in the program will be able to finish as normal.

The Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Science, Technology, and International Security (STIS) draws on academics and seasoned practitioners in cyber operations, environmental sciences, biological sciences, big data, energy policy, security studies, intelligence, and government in order to provide students with the tools to analyze the security threats and opportunities inherent in scientific and technological developments.

Program Information

Degree can be completed Onsite (Washington, DC);
Online; or
Combination of onsite and online.
Students admitted Fall, Spring or Summer semester
Length of program 5 courses, 15 graduate credits
Tuition and Fees Tuition in the 2019-2020 academic year is $4,111 per course.
Please note: 2019-2020 tuition rates are tentative pending approval by the Board of Trustees.
More information.

Cyber attacks, weapons proliferation, drones, climate change, and energy security, are just a few of the science and technology-related security issues that affect the security of the United States and the world today. The Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Science, Technology, and International Security brings together courses from many different disciplines into a highly customizable program. Our goal is to help students excel and advance in their careers by helping them gain an understanding of how science and technology issues play in the security realms of defense, diplomacy, and intelligence.

This program is useful for students who are interested in science and technology in national security or international security context but who come from a social science or humanities background. This program is also useful for students with an established background in a science or technology field who wish to make themselves more marketable in the national security or international security field. Such students may be able to take advanced electives.

Student in the Certificate in Science, Technology, and International Security will be able to draw on courses from several programs around Johns Hopkins. These include courses offered by the Science, Technology and International Security program itself. They also include courses offered by our partner programs:

Students in this program can study on the ground, online, or in any combination that suits their needs.

Combined and Joint Programs

Students with scientific or cyber backgrounds as well as an interest in national security have some exciting options in Combined and Joint programs.

Students interested in Biotechnology, or Energy Policy and Climate may wish to pursue one of our combined programs:

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State-specific Information for Online Programs

*Note: Students should be aware of state-specific information for online programs. For more information, please contact an admissions representative.

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Mavericks of War: A Discussion with Dr. Jason S. Ridler

Dr. Jason S. Ridler

Dr. Jason Ridler

Dr. Mark Stout sits down with Dr. Jason Ridler to talk about his book Mavericks of War: The Unconventional, Unorthodox Innovators and Thinkers, Scholars, and Outsiders Who Mastered the Art of War published in 2018. Dr. Ridler describes a cast of characters from T.E. Lawrence during World War I to the British pacifist Emma Sky who served as political adviser to General Ray Odierno, the Commanding General of Multi-National Corps – Iraq. Along the way, he and Mark discuss what defines these mavericks and what makes them successful or unsuccessful.


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