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  • Online Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning for Data Science Certificate

    Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Applied Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning for Data Science

    The demand for workers with artificial intelligence and machine learning skills is far outpacing the supply. Drexel University’s online Graduate Certificate in Applied Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning for Data Science aims to fill that gap. These online AI courses prepare you with foundational skills that help you succeed in the field. This certificate provides the quantitative foundation, data analysis and interpretation, machine learning, artificial intelligence, and deep learning necessary for in-demand positions in artificial intelligence and machine learning.

    What is the Difference Between Data Science and Machine Learning?

    Drexel’s online graduate program in AI and machine learning focuses on the intersection of artificial intelligence, machine learning, and data science, where applications of predictive modeling can help make sense of enormous amounts of data. While data science and machine learning overlap in many ways, there are a few key differences between the two. Data science is primarily concerned with the data itself, organizing and analyzing it to help businesses make decisions. Machine learning focuses on programming machines to properly learn from and use the data collected. A machine learning engineer looks at the models created by data scientists and produces that model.

    Graduate Certificate in Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Program Features

    • 100% online
    • Five-course, 15-credit program
    • Offered by Drexel's College of Computing & Informatics

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    Drexel University’s online Graduate Certificate in Applied Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning for Data Science may be stacked with other certificates to customize your education and/or earn credits toward a master's degree in Data Science or Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning. Find out more about how a certificate in data science could benefit you.

    State restrictions may apply to some programs.


    This program is organized into four 10-week quarters per year (as opposed to the traditional two semester system) which means you can take more courses in a shorter time period. One semester credit is equivalent to 1.5 quarter credits.

    Required Courses  
    DSCI 501 Quantitative Foundations for Data Science 3.0
    DSCI 521 Data Analysis and Interpretation 3.0
    DSCI 631 Applied Machine Learning 3.0
    Choose two:
    CS 501
    or CS 570
    Introduction to Programming
    Programming Foundations
    CS 502 Data Structures and Algorithms
    CS 503 System Basics
    CS 510 Introduction to Artificial Intelligence
    CS 613 Machine Learning
    CS 615 Deep Learning
    DSCI 591 Data Science Capstone I
    DSCI 592 Data Science Capstone II
    Total Credits   15.0

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    Admissions Criteria

    • A four-year bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution in the United States or an equivalent international institution
    • GPA of 3.0 in a prior completed degree, bachelor's and above

    Required Documents

    With multiple ways to submit documents, Drexel makes it easy to complete your application. Learn more by visiting our Completing Your Application Guide.

    • A completed application
    • Official transcripts from all universities or colleges and other post-secondary educational institutions (including trade schools) attended
    • One letter of recommendation required, two suggested (academic, professional, or both)
    • Essay/Statement of Purpose
      • In approximately 500 words, describe what professional goals you hope to achieve, how an advanced degree facilitates that success and anything else you want the Admissions Review Board to know about you.
    • Resume
    • Additional requirements for International Students


    The tuition rate for the academic year 2023-2024 is $1396 per credit.

    For the academic year 2023-2024, students enrolled in an online graduate academic program will be charged a graduate online program fee of $125 per year.

    • This program is not eligible for Financial Aid.
    • Special tuition rates available for Drexel University AlumniMilitary members, and members of our Partner Organizations.
      • These rates apply only to new online students and students being readmitted.
      • Tuition rates are subject to increase with the start of each academic year in the fall term.
      • All students must contact applyDUonline@drexel.edu within the first two weeks of the term to request tuition savings for which they qualify.
      • Special rates cannot be combined. If you qualify for more than one special rate, you'll be given the one with the largest savings.
      • When receiving special tuition plans with Drexel University Online, you may not combine them with other tuition benefits that may be available from Drexel University.


    Academic Calendar

    2023-2024 Academic Year


    Classes Begin

    Classes End

    Exams Begin

    Exams End

    Fall 2023

    September 26, 2023

    December 9, 2023

    December 11, 2023

    December 16, 2023

    Winter 2024

    January 8, 2024

    March 16, 2024

    March 18, 2024

    March 23, 2024

    Spring 2024

    April 1, 2024

    June 8, 2024

    June 10, 2024

    June 15, 2024

    Summer 2024

    June 24, 2024

    August 31, 2024

    September 3, 2024

    September 7, 2024


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