The Graduate Certificate Program in Artificial Intelligence requires at least 12 hours of graduate study, at least half of which must be courses at the 700-level or above with the CSCE designator, completed within a period of six years before the award of the certificate. The Certificate requires a Core Course, followed by the opportunity for a concentration to be chosen by the students in consultation with their advisors and the CSE Graduate Director. Example concentrations include knowledge representation and reasoning, computer vision, natural language processing, reasoning under uncertainty, and machine learning.
The 12 hours must include one core course:
Suggested AI Courses At least 9 hours of additional courses must be selected with the approval of the director of graduate studies. Up to 6 hours of appropriate courses may be taken from other departments and/or by transfer credit. The following courses would be automatically approved. Suggested courses are:
- CSCE 582: Bayesian Networks and Decision Graphs
- CSCE 587: Big Data Analytics
- CSCE 768: Pattern Recognition and Classification
- CSCE 771: Computer Processing of Natural Language
- CSCE 774: Robotics Systems
- CSCE 780: Knowledge Representation
- CSCE 822: Data Mining and Warehousing
- CSCE 883: Machine Learning
- Other courses as approved by the Graduate Director / Graduate Committee
- For more information contact the program coordinator Dr. Sheth or our graduate director. Tuition and Fees at USC. Gainful employment disclosure for this Certificate. Also see the Graduate School's General Information on Gainful Employment.