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Online Artificial Intelligence Certificate

Accelerate Your Career in a Growing Field

Data engineering and artificial intelligence skills are needed in organizations across industries. Learn to use innovative AI skillsets to solve business problems with Saint Mary's University of Minnesota's affordable, 100% online Artificial Intelligence graduate certificate. This certificate is a part of Saint Mary’s Accelerators carefully crafted series of master's-level graduate certificates. Designed to advance your career to help you meet personal and professional goals, this certificate can be taken alone or you can apply your credits as a pathway toward the Master of Science in Business Intelligence and Data Analytics degree program.

  • Duration: 5 months
  • Total Credits: 15
  • Cost-per-Credit: $690

Earn a Cutting-Edge Credential in as Few as Five Months

The online Artificial Intelligence graduate certificate is designed for students who are ready for career advancement in the emerging AI field. It explores deep learning, data engineering, and the Internet of Things (IoT) using a hands-on approach. The credits you earn in this certificate program can be applied to our M.S. in Business Intelligence and Data Analytics.*

You will develop valuable skills related to designing data collection methods, programming deep learning models, and working with advanced programming languages and techniques. Because the Artificial Intelligence graduate certificate is delivered in a flexible online format, you can maintain current work commitments and earn a valuable business credential in as few as five months.

*Students in the BIDA program are required to select an Artificial Intelligence, Business Analytics, or Healthcare Analytics certificate to complete 36 credits to confer a degree.

Curriculum

The Artificial Intelligence graduate certificate from Saint Mary's provides a foundational introduction to big data, IoT, and artificial intelligence. You will study data engineering to collect, clean, and structure data for AI projects. Courses are taught by expert faculty who bring valuable field expertise into the classroom.

This program includes 15 credits of project-based coursework, preparing you to apply innovative AI-based solutions to business strategy, improving outcomes for organizations of all types.

Certificate Courses

Current Certificate Requirements

For current certificate requirements, visit the Saint Mary's University of Minnesota course catalog.

Program Outcomes

When you complete this program, you will be able to:

  • Design and deploy an end-to-end artificial intelligence-based solution.
  • Present deliverables to prospective stakeholders that align with the strategic goals of an organization.
  • Evaluate ethical considerations around artificial intelligence-based solutions focused on conflict resolution, cross-functional teamwork, and compliance issues.

Prepare for In-Demand AI Careers

The online Artificial Intelligence graduate certificate gives you the AI and programming skills you need for the tech jobs of the future. When you complete your program, you will be qualified for roles such as:

  • AI Developer: $74,293 median annual salary 1
  • Business Intelligence Architect: $112,449 median salary 2
  • Data Scientist: $94,280 median salary 3

Employment in computer and information technology is on the rise and expected to grow 12% through 2028 – much faster than the national average for job outlook.4 Factors like an expansion of cloud computing, the use of big data, and prioritization of information security are all contributing to this impressive growth. As industry need for trained AI professionals continues to increase, our online Artificial Intelligence Certificate puts you on the path to success.

Certificate Completion

The online Artificial Intelligence graduate certificate is designed to be completed in as few as five months and is financial aid eligible. No prerequisite coursework is required, and you don't need GRE/GMAT scores to apply. We recommend that applicants have experience with an object-oriented programming language or SQL databases, and background or previous study of Python is recommended but not required.

For admission to the program, you'll need:

  • An undergraduate degree from a regionally accredited institution
  • A minimum GPA of 2.75 on a 4.0 scale
  • A written statement: Your background and future goals all impact your success with Saint Mary's and inform your education. As you prepare your written statement, think about including previous experiences, education, and your strengths and interests. Share your motivations for earning the online artificial intelligence certification and how it will contribute to your career.
  • Two email and phone references: Please provide contact information for two Individuals who can speak to your professional and academic abilities. 
  • A current resume: Include both your educational and professional experience.

If your overall GPA is below 2.75, you may receive conditional status in the program at the discretion of the program director.

For more information about the online Artificial Intelligence graduate certificate, contact us or call 877-308-9954 to speak to an enrollment counselor.

Resources:

1PayScale, Average AI Programmer Salary, U.S. Retrieved from https://www.payscale.com/research/US/Job=AI_Programmer/Salary.

2PayScale, Average Business Intelligence (BI) Architect Salary, U.S. Retrieved from https://www.payscale.com/research/US/Job=Business_Intelligence_(BI)_Architect/Salary.

3Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Employment Statistics, Data Scientists and Mathematical Science Occupations, All Other. Retrieved from https://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes152098.htm.

4Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Computer and Information Technology Occupations. Retrieved from https://www.bls.gov/ooh/computer-and-information-technology/home.htm.