Applied Artificial Intelligence, Graduate Certificate

Applied Artificial Intelligence, Graduate Certificate
12 Credit Hours
Admits: Fall & Spring
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The Graduate Certificate in Applied Artificial Intelligence (AAI) provides graduate students with the opportunity to reach a demonstrated level of competence in the area of Artificial Intelligence and to apply their knowledge to the solution of practical problems. 

Coursework towards the certificate can be used for credit towards the M.S. in Computer Science degree. However, its primary purpose is to provide a well-defined target for students who want to advance their knowledge of modern AI systems and techniques but do not necessarily wish to complete all requirements for a master’s degree. The certificate may be pursued concurrently with any of the graduate degree programs at UNC Charlotte.

The program is 100% online and designed to be flexible for working professionals hoping to continue their education. 

The Certificate in AAI can be completed in as little as 1 semester if enrolled full-time, and 2-3 semesters if enrolled part-time.

Graduates of the program will learn critical skills for positions in the field of Applied Artificial Intelligence. Career examples include but are not limited to:

Artificial Intelligence Managers • Engineers and Architects • Machine Learning Data Scientists • Data Scientists • Data Scientist Managers

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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.
  • The certificate will be awarded upon completion of four graduate level courses (12 credit hours) in the area of artificial intelligence, machine learning, and their applications.
  • Application materials: 
    • Unofficial transcripts
    • 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
  • $222.22 per credit hour tuition increment
  • $6,132.00 est. program cost

Outside of NC Non-Resident:

  • $536.98 per credit hour
  • $222.22 per credit hour tuition increment
  • $9,111.00 est. program cost

Non Resident:

  • $1098.21 per credit hour
  • $222.22 per credit hour tuition increment
  • $15,845.00 est. program cost