Artificial Intelligence Certificate

Department of Computer Science, College of Information Science & Technology

Vision Statement

The objective of the certificate in artificial intelligence is to expose students to the principles and technologies used to embody machines with human-like intelligent capabilities and to enable the machines to assist humans in performing complex and hazardous tasks. Students completing this certificate program have an opportunity to learn as well as perform hands-on experiments in different areas of artificial intelligence, including automated software systems such as software agents, multi-agent and multi-robot systems, machine vision and image processing technologies, neural network-based adaptive software systems, heuristics and stochastic optimization techniques for critical decision making, and machine learning and knowledge engineering techniques that embed intelligence in computers and information systems.

Program Contact Information:

Dr. Jong-Hoon Youn, Graduate Program Chair (GPC)

Peter Kiewit Institute (PKI) 282E


Ms. Carla Frakes, Advisor

Peter Kiewit Institute (PKI) 176C



Program Website:


Application Deadlines:

  • Fall: July 1
  • Spring: November 1
  • Summer: March 1

Application Requirements:

  • Online Application
  • One official copy of transcripts for ALL institutions previously attended
  • Application Fee
  • If English is not the language of nurture, official test scores from the TOEFL, IELTS, or PTE exam are required
    • 500 on the written TOEFL
    • 173 on the computer-based TOEFL
    • 61 on the internet-based TOEFL
    • 5.5 on the IELTS
    • 44 on the PTE
  • Minimum GPA of at least 3.0 in undergraduate courses related to proposed major

Program-Specific Requirements:

  • Resume
    • Submit a resume detailing your work experience and background (if applicable).

Cert-ARTI Degree Requirements

Provisional Admission

Students who have not taken an undergraduate data structures course with a grade of “B” (3.0 on a 4.0 scale) or better must do so before they will be allowed to continue in the program.

CSCI 3320Data Structures

3 credits

or equivalent

Cert-ARTI-Required Course (3 hours):

CSCI 8456Introduction to Artificial Intelligence

3 credits

Cert-ARTI-Electives (9 hours):

CSCI 8110Advanced Topics in Artificial Intelligence

3 credits

CSCI 8300Image Processing and Computer Vision

3 credits

CSCI 8476Pattern Recognition

3 credits

CSCI 9340Computational Intelligence for Data Management

3 credits

CSCI 9350Mathematical and Logical Foundations of Data Mining

3 credits

CSCI 9410Advanced Topics in Logic Programming

3 credits

CSCI 9420Intelligent Agent Systems

3 credits

Cert-ARTI-Other Program-Related Information:

Graduate Assistantships

  • Complete this form to apply for a graduate assistantship.

Advantage Scholarship for Non-Nebraska Residents ONLY:

  • Tuition scholarships for an amount up to the difference between resident and non-resident tuition; click here to apply
  • Multiple awards available
  • Application submission deadlines:
    • Fall: April 15
    • Spring: November 15
  • Awarded to students who are not residents of Nebraska
  • These awards are renewable
    • Must maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.00 or better
  • Submitting an application does not guarantee an award.
  • If an application is submitted after a deadline, it will be added to a wait-list. If funds become available, the department will notify the applicant.