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  • Online Graduate Certificate in Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning

    Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning

    Drexel University’s online Graduate Certificate in Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning helps you build a strong foundation in core components of artificial intelligence and machine learning like algorithms, mathematics, and applications. Designed for those who already have a STEM or computer science background, the certificate gives you the foundational knowledge you need to enter the artificial intelligence field, or can act as a springboard for further academic pursuits.

    This 12-credit program consists of four classes: two foundational AI and machine learning courses, and the choice of two electives in topics like robot laboratory, game artificial intelligence, and responsible data analysis. Courses are taught by faculty in Drexel’s respected College of Computing and Informatics.

    Credits earned in this certificate may be applied toward the MS in Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning.

    What is an AI Certificate?

    Drexel’s Graduate Certificate in Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning is intended to give you working knowledge of artificial intelligence, a branch of computer science that creates machines that can use human-like intelligence to perform tasks.

    What Knowledge is Required for AI?

    Helpful Skills For Pursuing AI & Machine Learning

    There are some common skills and knowledge that are important for all AI and machine learning professionals to have. You will need an understanding of programing fundamentals, with experience in programing languages like Python and R. A background in math, specifically in areas like statistics and probability, is necessary. And you will be expected to be proficient in working with machine learning algorithms and data structures.

    Having an educational background in the field is a great way to break into the job market. A STEM background, with a specific emphasis on computer science, is needed to pursue a degree or certificate in AI and machine learning. To be eligible to pursue Drexel’s online Graduate Certificate in Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning, you should have a four-year bachelor's degree or master’s degree from a regionally accredited institution in computer science, software engineering or related STEM degree, plus work experience with computing, programming, or related subjects.

    Types of AI Careers

    Career Opportunities in Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning

    According to a report from the World Economic Forum, careers in artificial intelligence and machine learning rank high on their list of top 10 emerging global roles. The report shows nearly every industry adopting some sort of technology related to machine learning, and speculates that the rate of automation will continue to grow over the next five years. The World Economic Forum estimates that by 2022 there will be about 133 million jobs in fields related to data, artificial intelligence and machine learning, and technology services. This makes it the perfect time to begin pursuing a career in AI and machine learning.

    Some common job titles that AI and machine learning professionals will be qualified for are:

    • Data Scientist
    • Software Engineer
    • Deep Learning Engineer
    • Algorithm Developer
    • Computer Vision Engineer

    Related Programs

    Drexel University offers a variety of Graduate Minors that can be added to any master's degree program.
    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  
    CS 510 Introduction to Artificial Intelligence 3.0
    CS 613 Machine Learning 3.0
    Elective Courses (Select Two) 6.0
    CS 511 Robot Laboratory  
    CS 583 Introduction to Computer Vision  
    CS 610 Advanced Artificial Intelligence  
    CS 611 Game Artificial Intelligence  
    CS 612 Knowledge-Based Agents  
    CS 613 Machine Learning  
    CS 615 Deep Learning  
    CS 618 Algorithmic Game Theory  
    CS 630 Cognitive Systems  
    CS 634 Advanced Computer Vision  
    CS 661 Responsible Data Analysis  
    CS 770 Topics in Artificial Intelligence  
    DSCI 631 Applied Machine Learning for Data Science  
    DSCI 691 Natural Language Processing with Deep Learning  
    INFO 629 Applied Artificial Intelligence  
    Total Credits 12.0

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    Admissions Criteria

    • A four-year bachelor's or master’s degree from a regionally accredited institution in Computer Science, Software Engineering, or related STEM degree, plus work experience equal to Drexel's Graduate Certificte in Computer Science
    • GPA of 3.0 or higher, in a completed degree program, bachelor’s degree or 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 attended (including trade schools)
    • One letter of recommendation, two suggested
    • Essay/Statement of Purpose
    • Resume
    • Graduate Record Examination (GRE) Scores (five years old or less) are recommended, but not required for international students and domestic students with a GPA below 3.0
    • Additional requirements for International Students

    Computer Requirements

    You must have access to a computer that meets or exceeds the minimum configuration outlined in the College of Computing and Informatics's Computer and Technology Requirements Guide.


    The tuition rate for the academic year 2022-2023 is $1396 per credit.

    • This program is 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

    2022-2023 Academic Year


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