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Graduate Certificate in Artificial Intelligence in Data Science

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Advance Your Career With the Practical, Results-Driven Data Skills Employers Need

EKU’s 100% online data science certificate provides students with the knowledge and skill sets required to turn big data into industry insights and forward-thinking decision making. Data science is a rapidly expanding field enjoying high-demand and excellent salary potential.

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Learn essential skills for today’s digital work environment through a personalized and tailored certificate in computer science.

  • No application fee
  • Accelerated 8-week terms
  • Multiple start dates
  • Reduced tuition for active duty military members
  • No campus visits required
  • Free online tutoring and career services assistance
  • Generous credit transfer policy
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Take on Leadership Roles and Advance Your Career

Employment of computer and information technology occupations is projected to grow by 12 percent through 2028, much faster than the average for all occupations. These occupations are projected to add about 546,200 new jobs. Demand for these workers will stem from greater emphasis on cloud computing, the collection and storage of big data, and information security. 

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Advance your career with practical, results-oriented data skills including data analysis, data mining, programming and problem solving.

Degree Requirements

A total of 12 credits are required to graduate. Complete degree requirement information about the artificial intelligence in data science certificate is available in the University graduate catalog.

Please review the admissions requirements before applying for this or any program. If you have questions about the program or are planning to register for classes, please speak to the program advisor.

Sample Courses

For a full list of course descriptions please see section 6 of the University graduate catalog.

CSC 746 – Artificial Intelligence (3)
The use of programming languages to model concepts selected from artificial intelligence. The application of heuristics to problem solving. Perception and pattern recognition.

CSC 781 – Machine Learning (3)
Introduction to Machine Learning and its core models and algorithms. Hands-on R programming experiences of using machine learning/deep learning algorithms to analyze real-world data sets.

CSC 782 – Big Data (3)
Advanced cutting edge and state-of-the-arts knowledge and implementation in big data. Modern deep learning tools for analyzing real-world data sets.

CSC 783 – Data Visualization (3)
Principles and techniques for data visualization, including visual representation methods and techniques for increasing the understanding of complex data and models. Hands-on visual programming experiences in data collection and demonstration.


Trevor Jenkins

Trevor Jenkins

Enrollment Advisor

Call or email Enrollment Advisor Trevor Jenkins for information about the Certificate in Artificial Intelligence in Data Science.

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Application Deadlines

Term Application Deadline Classes Begin
Fall A August 5 August
Fall B October 5 October
Spring A January 5 January
Spring B March 5 March
Summer May 5 May


Admission Requirements

The admissions requirements for applicants to the M.S. Computer Science program are as follows:

  • A baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution with a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.5 overall, or 3.0 on the last 60 semester hours of the baccalaureate program.
  • One of the following:
    • Satisfactory scores on GRE or GMAT*. The minimum satisfactory GRE scores are 149 points of Quantitative. The minimum satisfactory GMAT scores are 37 points of Quantitative
    • A Bachelor’s, Master’s or Ph.D. degree in Science, Technology, Engineering or Math with a GPA of at least 3.0
    • An undergraduate precalculus course or equivalent mathematics background
  • At least a “C” in CSC 190 and 191, or equivalent courses. (Requirement will be waived for students with a bachelor’s degree in computer science from an accredited institution. Requirement may be waived for students with a related degree whose transcript demonstrates equivalent course competencies.)

* Requirement can be waived for students who complete one of CSC 730, 815, 831 and 834 with at least a “B”.

Additional Contact Information

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Academic Testing: 859-622-1281
Financial Aid Office: 859-622-2361
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Student Account Services: 859-622-1232

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*Active duty is defined as on federal orders for 180 days or more.

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