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Computational Linguistics Graduate Certificate

Interested in joining the search engine industry, or developing the next generation of artificial intelligence systems?

The Texas A&M University-Commerce Department of Literature and Languages and the Department of Computer Science and Information Systems can help set you on a path to this innovative and exciting future.

We offer a 15 credit hour graduate certificate intended to document foundational skills and expertise in computational linguistics and natural language processing (NLP). The course work for the certificate aims to overcome the common lack of foundational knowledge in both pillars of this multidisciplinary field, computer science and linguistics, introducing the basic issues in these fields as they are relevant to computational linguistics. 

Achievement of the certificate documents solid training and education in
Computational Linguistics across the disciplines as an asset for students
joining the workforce.
  • Get experience in knowledge-based NLP systems at the Ontological Semantic Technology Lab at A&M-Commerce.
  • Work with professors who have been active in the search engine industry for over 10 years



This certificate cannot be completed 100% online. Most courses are regularly only offered face-to-face in Commerce, TX.

Please visit this LINK for certificate requirements.

  • Ensure you complete the required coursework for the certificate.
  • Maintain a 3.0 overall GPA.
  • After you complete all the requirements (if you are also enrolled in a graduate program, this may be done before you complete your graduate degree) complete this electronic FORM. This will ensure that the name of the certificate is listed on your official transcripts. The Graduate School will also mail your certificate to the address provided on the above form.


Are you currently pursuing a graduate degree in linguistics or computational sciences? Then you may already have 40-60% of the required credits for this certificate complete. 

Contact Dr. Christian F. Hempelmann for more information.



We do not have an application deadline. 

New Student Graduate Certificate Application Process:

New students applying for a Graduate Certificate: click the Apply Texas application link and complete a Graduate Certificate application. In Apply Texas you will be asked to select your "Major Area of Interest/Specialty." This is where you will select the graduate certificate you wish to pursue.

Current Student Graduate Certificate Application Process: 

Current A&M-Commerce Graduate Students may add a Graduate Certificate to their plan of study by submitting a Graduate Certificate Admission Request Application.

Keep two things in mind about pursuing a graduate certificate:

  • Students only pursuing a certificate are not eligible for financial aid.
  • International students need admission in a graduate program to pursue a certificate.


Graduate Recruiter for Applied Linguistics