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Online Graduate Certificate in Cloud Computing and Machine Learning

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Expand Your Career Pathways in Cloud Computing

As companies continue to place a greater emphasis on cloud computing, the collection and storage of big data, and information security, the need for professionals who can master these services will increase. The online Graduate Certificate in Cloud Computing and Machine Learning from LSU is meeting this demand by equipping professionals with the knowledge and technical skills necessary for a career in an organization that leverages cloud computing. Through mastering a framework of cloud computing, cloud infrastructure, project management skills, and blockchain applications, graduates will be prepared to compete for some of the most sought-after technical jobs in the industry.

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Flexible formats allow you to join the LSU community from anywhere.

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Named by Forbes as one of America’s Best Value Colleges.

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Complete the certificate in under one year.

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Receive a dedicated coach from application to graduation.

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LSU Online offers several ways to help you pay for your degree including credit for prior learning (PLA), financial aid, and veteran education benefits. Learn more.

Total credit hours for program: 12

Cost per credit hour: $862

Total cost with fees $10,344

Cost per credit hour and fees are subject to change. Exact fees may vary by program. Please consult an Enrollment Coach for the final program cost.

Course Listings

  • CSC 7510 Cloud & Enterprise Systems | 3 Credit Hours (Prerequisite: CSC 4103 or equivalent)
  • CSC 7740 Big Data Sys & Application Development | 3 Credit Hours (Prerequisite: CSC 4103 & 4402 or equivalent)
  • CSC 7333 Machine Learning | 3 Credit Hours ( Prerequisite: CSC 4444 or equivalent)
  • CSC 4762 Blockchain and Cryptocurrency | 3 Credit Hours (Prerequisite: CSC 3102 or equivalent)

Admission Requirements

Applicants must be admitted by both the LSU Graduate School and the Division of Computer Science and Engineering. Admission to the graduate certificate program will be considered on the following requirements:

  • A bachelor's degree from an accredited US institution or the equivalent from a foreign institution with 3.0 grade point average (also for graduate courses completed if applicable). A lower GPA of 2.75 may be accepted with relevant work experience.
  • Acceptable GRE score of 300 minimum. The GRE may be waived for applicants with relevant work experience.
  • Acceptable TOEFL scores of at least 213 (computer-based test) or 79 (internet-based test) or acceptable IELTS scores of minimum 6.5 or PTE scores of minimum 59 for foreign students only (unless they have completed one year of full-time study at a university in the United States or where English is the primary language of instruction).
  • Statement of purpose explaining the applicant’s career goals and work experience in the IT field. A comprehensive computer science background should include course work or training on data structures, algorithms, programming, and operating systems.
  • Students without an undergraduate BS degree in computer science or computer engineering are allowed to enroll in the graduate certificate program. However, to satisfy requirements, those students should complete two leveling courses: CSC 3102 (Advanced Data Structures and Algorithm Analysis) and CSC 4103 (Operating Systems) at LSU or equivalent courses elsewhere or have sufficient work experience in the field. Also, they are expected to possess strong programming skills. Two letters of recommendation are required, which should also endorse programming skills.

Career Opportunities

  • Software engineer
  • Full-stack architect
  • Network architect
  • Network administrator
  • Cloud engineer
  • Cloud architect
  • Cloud analyst
  • Java developer

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