Applied Artificial Intelligence, Graduate Certificate

Applied Artificial Intelligence, Graduate Certificate
12 Credit Hours
Admits: Fall & Spring
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Elevate Your Career with the UNC Charlotte Graduate Certificate in Applied Artificial Intelligence

Unlock Your Potential in AI

  • Tailored for Professionals: Perfect for those with a background in higher-level computer languages or substantial professional experience in the computer industry.
  • Expertise in AI: Achieve proficiency in Artificial Intelligence, learning to solve real-world problems with advanced AI techniques.

Program Highlights

  • Flexible Path to Advancement: Earn credits towards an M.S. in Computer Science, with a focus on enhancing knowledge in AI without the full commitment to a master’s degree.
  • Integrated Learning: Can be pursued alongside any graduate degree programs at UNC Charlotte, adding value to your educational journey.

Designed for Working Professionals

  • 100% Online: Offers complete flexibility, allowing you to balance your education with your professional life.

Career Advancement

  • Skill Development: Equip yourself with essential skills for high-demand positions in the field of Applied Artificial Intelligence.
  • Career Opportunities: Graduates are well-prepared for roles such as:
    • Artificial Intelligence Managers
    • Engineers and Architects
    • Machine Learning Data Scientists
    • Data Scientists
    • Data Scientist Managers

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UNC Charlotte School of Professional Studies
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Application Deadlines: 

  • August 15 (fall)
  • December 1 (spring)

Admissions & Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree from a college or university accredited by a US Department of Education-recognized institutional accreditor.
  • Undergraduate GPA 2.8 on a 4.0 scale.
    • The GPA requirement may be waived if an applicant is currently enrolled and in good standing in a graduate degree program at UNC Charlotte. 
  • Current working knowledge of two higher level languages, including at least one procedural language. Fundamentals of Programming introduction courses are available for those without a technical background.
  • The following minimal background in mathematics is also required: two semesters of calculus and one semester of discrete structures.  Individuals who have worked at a high professional level in the computer industry may be able to substitute work experience for specific subject area admission requirements.
  • Transcripts of all college coursework attempted
  • Resume
  • Statement of purpose

Grade Requirements: A cumulative GPA of 3.0 is required, and at most one course with a grade of C may be allowed towards the certificate.

Four (4) graduate level, 8 week, project-based courses (12 credits)

  • ITCS 5153: Applied Artificial Intelligence (3 credits)
  • ITCS 6114: Algorithms and Data Structures (3 credits)
  • ITCS 5156: Applied Machine Learning (3 credits)
  • ITCS 6100: Big Data Analytics for Competitive Advantage (3 credits)
  • OR ITCS 6160: Database Systems (3 credits)

Total = 12 Credit Hours

* ITIS 5101: Fundamentals of Programming and ITIS 5135 - Web Based ApplicationDesign and Development are available for those without a tech background


*Rates are subject to change*


  • $288.82 per credit hour

Outside of NC Non-Resident:

  • $536.98 per credit hour

Non Resident:

  • $1098.21 per credit hour

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