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Online Graduate Certificate in AI Foundations for Product Innovation

A 4-course, 15-month graduate credential designed for working professionals

Duke’s online Graduate Certificate in AI Foundations for Product Innovation for professionals who want to keep working and keep learning.

Extensive programming experience is not required.

Earn this standalone, credit-bearing, non-degree offering in 15 months by completing:

Learn online, and pay tuition per course, without the commitment of a traditional degree program. A limited number of merit-based scholarships are available—All applicants are automatically considered.

How to Apply

Certificate courses are taught by the same Programming and Data Analytics faculty that teaches students in our Masters of Engineering degree program.


 Semester Course Titles
Summer (Prerequisite)

Python & Data Science Math Boot Camp

Fall 1

AIPI 510: Sourcing Data for Analytics

Spring 1

AIPI 520: Modeling Process & Algorithms

Summer 1

AIPI 530: Applying AI in Practice

Fall 2 API 540: Building Products Using Deep Learning

Students who complete the certificate earn credits they can apply toward the Duke AI for Product Innovation Master of Engineering degree.

Tuition and Financial Aid

Tuition is paid per course. A limited number of merit-based scholarships are available.

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Duke Online tuition for the 2020-2021 academic year is $7,338 per course.

There are two semesters per academic year. Students typically take one course per semester. At current rates, completion of the four required program courses would result in a total tuition cost of $29,352.


For students joining the certificate program in the 2020-21 academic year, a limited number of merit-based scholarships are available which cover 20 percent of tuition expenses. All applicants to the program will be automatically considered for the available scholarships.

Transcript Fee

All entering students will be charged in the first semester a one-time mandatory fee of $120 for transcripts. This fee entitles the student to an unlimited number of Duke transcripts.

Payment of Accounts

The Office of the Bursar will issue invoices to registered students for tuition, fees, and other charges approximately four to six weeks prior to the beginning of classes each semester.  The total amount due on the invoice is payable by the invoice late payment date which is normally one week prior to the beginning of classes. A student is required to pay all invoices as presented and will be in default if the total amount is not paid in full by the due date. A student in default will not be allowed to receive a transcript of academic records.

Inquire at the Duke Bursar’s Office for information on Monthly Payment Option, Late Payment Charge, and Refunds for Withdrawal from School during fall and spring semesters. Go to Bursar's Office website »

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