Graduate Certificate in Natural Language Technology
University of Washington

Program Details

The online Graduate Certificate in Natural Language Technology program focuses on the creation of software that can analyze and understand human languages. The curriculum covers:

  • The science behind predictive text messaging, speech recognition, dialogue systems, and information extraction
  • Techniques and algorithms for associating surface-level structures and information with natural language corpora
  • Probability and statistics as they relate to the discipline
  • Applications of natural language technologies in biomedical informatics, litigation support, media and advertising, and other fields 


  • Bachelor's degree
  • At least two years of programming experience in one or more of the following: C, C++, Java, Perl or Python (knowledge of Perl or Python is a plus, but not required)
  • Knowledge of probability and statistics (equivalent to STAT 390 at the UW)
  • Knowledge of data structures and algorithms (equivalent to CSE 373 at the UW)

School Accreditation Statement

Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities