Program Fees

The online Columbia Artificial Intelligence (AI) program is an executive certificate program that is an investment in your career. The program — which comprises one optional bridge course, six core courses and a required immersion — can be completed in 9 to 18 months. Along the way, you’ll gain the Columbia-caliber skills needed to lead complex AI projects and teams.

Fee Schedules


core courses


in-person immersion


per course



Program fees are $5,417 per course for the 2021–2022 calendar year. The total cost of the program is $32,502 based on current fee rates. See below for a detailed breakdown of costs per term.

Additional fees may apply for certain circumstances, including:

  • Application fee: There is a nonrefundable application fee of $85. Fee waivers are available for Columbia University alumni, certificate recipients of Columbia Engineering Boot Camps, active-duty military and veterans, and those who apply by the priority deadline of their desired cohort start date.
  • Deposit commitment fee: A nonrefundable $500 deposit commitment fee is due upon enrollment and will be applied to term 1 costs.
  • Immersion travel and lodging fees: Although there is no additional cost for the bridge course or the immersion, learners will be responsible for travel and lodging costs related to the immersion, which takes place at the end of the program.
  • Executive Education document fee: All learners registered in the non-degree, non-credit Executive Education program at Columbia Engineering shall be charged a one-time, $105 document fee that entitles learners to e-transcripts, enrollment letters, and the mailing of the certificate.

Costs by Term

Full-Time Schedule

Term 1- $8,439

Intro to AI and Business for AI
Algorithms and Machine Learning

Term 2- $8,334

Neural Networks & Deep Learning
Natural Language & Speech Processing

Term 3- $8,334

Computer Vision and Robotics
Security, Privacy, and Policy

Part-Time Schedule

Term 1- $3,772

Intro to AI and Business for AI

Term 2- $4,167

Algorithms and Machine Learning

Term 3- $4,167

Neural Networks & Deep Learning

Term 4- $4,167

Natural Language & Speech Processing

Term 5- $4,167

Computer Vision and Robotics

Term 6- $4,167

Security, Privacy, and Policy

Funding Your Education

While federal, Title IV financial aid is not available for this program, we encourage you to explore all funding options, including employer sponsorships and loans. Many organizations offer continuing education reimbursements or funding.

Our enrollment advisors can also help you determine the best way to approach requesting employer support. Explore our program fees and financial aid FAQs to learn more.

What’s Next for Your Career?

If you’re ready to start integrating AI into strategic planning for your organization, request information about the online Columbia AI executive certificate program today.

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