Saint Joseph’s University’s Master of Science in computer science is a 30-credit online program built on a core curriculum of software development with an additional specialized concentration in artificial intelligence, web and database technologies and cybersecurity.
Artificial Intelligence Certificate
AI and machine learning have become synonymous with innovation as businesses look to improve their competitiveness and create more patents. Above-average job growth and lucrative salaries attract skilled professionals with technical training and hands-on experience.
With a certificate in artificial intelligence from Saint Joseph’s University, you will gain the necessary skills and knowledge needed to change careers or add a specialty to your resume. The certificate can be stacked with the software development certificate to earn a Master of Science in computer science.
What Is the Artificial Intelligence Certificate?
The artificial intelligence certificate from Saint Joseph’s provides functional knowledge in computer science that is valuable in the workplace for career advancement or a stepping stone on the path to a graduate degree. You will learn fundamental concepts such as the role of logic in reasoning, deductive proofs, and blind and informed search techniques. The curriculum also includes machine learning algorithms for supervised and unsupervised learning with an emphasis on recent advances in deep learning with neural networks, and you will gain hands-on experience through various programming projects.
As a student in the artificial intelligence certificate program at Saint Joseph’s, you will learn from faculty experts in the Department of Computer Science who are on the cutting edge of the computer science industry. This online certificate is completed in five courses or 15 credits. The certificate curriculum is designed with current industry practices as well as the future of computing in mind, covering topics including big data and web intelligence as well as advanced machine learning.
The artificial intelligence certificate is offered entirely online. Saint Joseph’s online programs provide personal attention from faculty as well as opportunities for meaningful interactions with your peers. Our online courses use the same rigorous curriculum and expert faculty as our on-campus programs. Work at your own pace by choosing one, two or three courses per term.
The certificate requires the completion of the following five courses. Students without adequate programming background are required to take CSC 503 Java Programming, which will count toward one of the required courses:
- CSC 680 Artificial Intelligence
- CSC 631 Computer Vision
- CSC 643 Big Data and Web Intelligence
- CSC 685 Advanced Machine Learning
- CSC 621 Database Systems
Build Your Specialized Master's Degree with Stacking Certificates
The artificial intelligence certificate can be completed as a standalone certificate or as part of the Computer Science M.S. from Saint Joseph's. To earn your online computer science master's degree, you can stack the artificial intelligence certificate with our five-course software development certificate. Once you complete both certificates, you will be awarded a Master of Science in computer science.
Whether you enroll in the certificate on its own or stack it as part of a Computer Science M.S., you will receive a certificate credential that can be added to your resume.
What Can I Do with a Web and Database Technologies Certificate?
With a certificate in artificial intelligence from Saint Joseph’s University, you will be prepared to take the next step in your computer science career. Graduates of the program go on to roles such as:
- Artificial intelligence researcher
- UX specialist
- Data analyst
- Natural language processor
How Will Saint Joseph's University Help Me Advance My Career?
The computer science program at Saint Joseph’s prepares students to be precise thinkers with the intellectual preparation they need to apply what they have learned, communicate it to others and continue to be lifelong learners. In the program, you will hone your skills, learn from top faculty experts and obtain real-world experience and specialized skills for a successful career. The certificate curriculum is focused on a specific field of study, providing you the opportunity to take a deep dive into an area that interests you and further your career.
Graduates of the artificial intelligence certificate and online Computer Science M.S. programs are critical thinkers solving complex problems and implementing solutions in an appropriate computational environment, applying the knowledge they have gained to real-world problems that they face in their computer science roles. Your coursework will help prepare you for a range of career paths by instilling the value of careful, precise thinking and the ability to identify, formulate and solve problems encountered when constructing solutions in computer science and related fields. Pursuing a computer science degree at Saint Joseph's gives you the added benefit of being in Philadelphia, one of the major corporate centers in the U.S. and headquarters for more than a dozen Fortune 500 companies.
Average part-time: 2 - 4 semesters, or 6 - 12 months.
The artificial intelligence certificate is self-paced so you can take as many courses in a semester that make sense with your schedule and goals.
15 credits or 5 courses.
Spring, summer or fall.
|Tuition for 2021-2022|
$923 per credit hour.
Learn more about our tuition & fees.
Stack this Certificate into a Master’s Program
The credits of the artificial intelligence certificate can be applied towards the Computer Science M.S.
|Potential Career Paths|
The artificial intelligence certificate helps prepare graduates for jobs such as:
Students without adequate programming background are required to take CSC 503 Java Programming, which will count toward one of the required courses of the certificate.
The GMAT is not required for certificates. To learn more about the admission process and required materials, Graduate Admission can provide more information and answer any questions.
Scholarships, federal and state grants, loans and other types of financial aid may be available to those who qualify. Our Office of Financial Aid can help you understand your options.
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