Graduate Certificate in Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning

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Apply to the Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Certificate program today at the College of Computing & Informatics. The deadlines for Fall 2022 are Saturday, August 27, 2022 for Domestic On-Campus Students; Monday, June 13, 2022 for International On-Campus Students; and Monday, August 22, 2022 for all Online Students (Domestic and International). The deadlines for Spring 2023 are Wednesday, March 1, 2023 for Domestic On-Campus Students; Wednesday, February 1, 2023 for International On-Campus Students; and Monday, March 6, 2023 for all Online Students (Domestic and International).

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Looking for a graduate education to fit your unique career aspirations and goals? Drexel CCI’s stackable certificate format allows you to tailor your academic journey to your specific interests – and busy schedule. Under this flexible, modular format, students who complete three graduate certificates can apply their certificate credits to earn a full master’s degree. Students without prior technical knowledge may be required to complete pre-requisite certificates for computing-related master’s degrees. Visit our Graduate Programs Tool to explore different certificate combinations.

CCI's Graduate Certificate in Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning program is designed for recent graduates and professionals who are interested in building on their existing quantitative skills to become leaders in the field of artificial intelligence and machine learning. The program may also serve as an entry point to Master of Science degrees in Computer Science, Data Science, or Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning.

By combining foundational knowledge, applied training, and computational problem-solving knowledge, the AI and Machine Learning certificate program provides students with core knowledge in algorithms, mathematics and applications, that can be applied immediately in the professional workplace, or used as a launching point for more in-depth and expansive knowledge in the field.

Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Program Requirements

Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Certificate Coursework

Two required core courses (6 credits):

  • CS 510 Artificial Intelligence: Well-formed problems; state spaces and search spaces; Lisp and functional programming; uninformed search; heuristic search; stochastic search; knowledge representation; propositional logic; first order logic; predicate calculus; planning; partial order planning; hierarchical planning.
  • CS 613 Machine Learning: This course covers the fundamentals of modern statistical machine learning. Lectures will cover fundamental aspects of machine learning, including dimensionality reduction, overfitting, ensemble learning, and evaluation techniques, as well as the theoretical foundation and algorithmic details of representative topics within clustering, regression, and classification (for example, K-Means clustering, Support Vector Machines, Decision Trees, Linear and Logistic Regression, Neural Networks, among others). Students will be expected to perform theoretical derivations and computations, and to be able to implement algorithms from scratch. The course will conclude with a final project and presentation on a machine learning problem of their choosing.

Two electives courses (6 credits):

  • Sample elective courses: CS 511 Robot Laboratory; CS 618 Algorithmic Game Theory; DSCI 631 Applied Machine Learning; DSCI 691 Natural Language Processing with Deep Learning

For more information on curriculum, please visit the Drexel University Catalog.

Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Certificate Admissions Requirements

  • Graduate application for the on-campus program or the online program
  • 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 equal to Drexel's Graduate Certificate in Computer Science.
  • A GPA of 3.0 or higher, in a completed degree program, bachelor’s degree or above.
  • Official final transcripts from ALL Colleges/Universities attended.
  • For International Students and Domestic Students below a 3.0 GPA: Graduate Record Examination (GRE) Scores (scores must be five years old or less) are recommended.
  • One (1) letter of recommendation are required. Two (2) are suggested.
  • Essay/Statement of Purpose (approximately 500 words).
  • Current Resume.
  • Pre-requisites for all graduate level programs: computer requirements and skills
  • Additional requirements for International Students.

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