Online Graduate Certificate in AI Applications

Future-proof your career with the power of AI.

100%

online

4+

Months

4

courses

$6,496

$406 per credit

Program overview

The Online Graduate Certificate in AI Applications is designed for professionals who may not have prior programming experience and are seeking to harness the power of artificial intelligence (AI) within their respective industries.

By the end of the program, you will gain skills in leveraging AI technologies responsibly, ethically, and effectively within your organizations. You'll be equipped to advocate for the responsible use of AI and mitigate risks associated with AI deployment, while also understanding the human-centered aspects of AI development and implementation. 

Certificate Learning Outcomes: 

  • Identify AI tools that can improve business or operational practices by applying a human-centered approach
  • Identify potential risks and benefits of using AI
  • Plan on AI-related issues and identify potential solutions
  • Exhibit awareness of known biases in AI systems and propose steps for mitigation and correction
  • Communicate technical and non-technical information effectively to diverse stakeholders
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to apply AI in specific contexts and domains

"It’s not enough for colleges merely to transfer knowledge and skills to AI’s future programmers and stewards. Colleges have a pivotal role to play in preparing all students for life with AI, and advancing human well-being in a digital world."

- President Joseph E. Aoun, Northeastern University

Unique features 

Alignment with job functions and career opportunities: Northeastern's program bridges the gap between theory and practice, emphasizing the practical applications of AI within various professions and industries. Through real-world case studies and industry collaborations, learners develop the knowledge and skills to effectively apply AI technologies in their respective fields, driving tangible results and advancements in industry. 

No programming experience required: Northeastern provides a diverse range of AI education opportunities tailored to learners with varying backgrounds and levels of experience. The Graduate Certificate in AI Applications is designed for learners with little to no programming experience seeking to harness the power of artificial intelligence (AI) within their discipline. 

Real-world application through experiential and practice-based learning: Northeastern prioritizes experiential and practice-based learning to prepare students for successful careers in AI.

Stack your credits 

Lay the foundation for a future MBA or master’s degree: The Online Graduate Certificate in AI Applications can also pave the way to a master's degree at Northeastern University—if you earn a B or better, you may be able to apply your credits toward an eligible master's degree or an Online MBA. 

Incrementally advance your education with valuable credentials that immediately help you move forward in your career. 

Performance-based admissions

With the Online Graduate Certificate in AI Application’s Fast App pathway, you can skip the traditional application process and use your performance on two initial courses to secure your place in the program.

Complete two “pathway” courses (pulled directly from the required certificate curriculum), get a ‘B’ grade or better, show proof of your bachelor’s degree by the time you complete the two courses, and you’ll join the next cohort in the full certificate program.

⇒ Learn more about Performance-Based Admissions

Upcoming deadlines

TermSubmit your Fast App ByStart Date
Fall IAugust 12September 4
Fall IISeptember 30October 21

AI at Northeastern 

AI for all

Northeastern University's Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning programs stand at the forefront of education in a rapidly evolving field. As a leader in AI Education, Northeastern's offerings are backed by cutting-edge research and a commitment to driving real-world change through its Institute for Experiential AI and diversity of programs offered. 

Through experiential and practice-based learning opportunities, including co-op and externship programs, Northeastern equips students with the hands-on experience and skills needed to succeed in the dynamic landscape of AI and Machine Learning, preparing them to make meaningful contributions to the field upon graduation. 

Leadership in AI education

Northeastern University is recognized as a leader in AI Education due to its commitment to pioneering research and education. Through its Institute for Experiential AI and the Burnes Center, Northeastern fosters an environment where faculty and students collaborate on cutting-edge projects, driving innovation and real-world impact in the field of artificial intelligence.

Offerings that meet learners of all backgrounds and levels of experience

Northeastern University provides a diverse range of AI education opportunities tailored to learners with varying backgrounds and levels of experience. From free introductory courses to specialized certificate programs and master's degrees, Northeastern ensures accessibility to AI education for individuals with STEM and technical backgrounds as well as those without prior programming experience, fostering inclusivity and diversity within the field. 

Programs that focus on applications of AI in modern industry

Northeastern's AI courses and programs are designed to bridge the gap between theory and practice, emphasizing the practical applications of AI within various professions and industries. By integrating real-world case studies and industry collaborations into its curriculum, Northeastern equips learners with the skills and knowledge needed to effectively apply AI technologies in their respective fields, driving tangible results and advancements in industry. 

Opportunities for experiential and practice-based learning

Northeastern University prioritizes experiential and practice-based learning to prepare students for successful careers in AI. Through its renowned co-op and externship programs, students gain hands-on experience and exposure to real-world AI applications, enabling them to develop practical skills and build professional networks that future-proof their careers. By emphasizing experiential education, Northeastern ensures that graduates are equipped with the expertise and adaptability needed to thrive in a rapidly evolving AI landscape. 

Submit your Fast App by August 12 to start courses September 4.

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Fast App pathway courses

Review the course descriptions for the AI Certificate PBA pathway to get an overview of what to expect in your first two classes.

Fall I

CS 5047 Exploring AI Trends and Tools

Explore key ideas in Artificial Intelligence (AI) while delving into trending developments in the field. Examines AI tools and frameworks to enable collaboration effectively and efficiently across technical and non-technical stakeholders. Analyze topics such as AI-enabled perception, representation, reasoning, and learning as contextualized by societal impact.  Equips students with the knowledge and skills necessary to confidently navigate the ever-evolving landscape of artificial intelligence.

 

PHIL 5110 Responsible AI

The design, development, and deployment of AI interacts with a wide range of values, including fairness, privacy, transparency, autonomy, and well-being. While AI as a technical field is advancing rapidly, enabling applications across domains and sectors, the frameworks, regulations, and ethical tools necessary to realize the promise of AI while promoting and protecting values are not robust. This course develops an understanding of the current legal, regulatory, and ethical landscape, and develops the tools necessary to responsibly engage with AI.

 

Fall II

PBA courses yet to be confirmed.

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Haley Hostetter

Haley Hostetter

Assistant Director of Learner Acquisition

Morgan Francese

Morgan Francese

Success Manager

Jessica Ward

Jessica Ward

Program & Relationship Manager

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