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100% Online Engineering Programs

The Lyle School of Engineering has developed a reputation as a leader in telecommunications and computer science education. Now, the Online M.S. in Network Engineering and the Online M.S. in Computer Science with Artificial Intelligence Specialization extends the acclaimed Lyle experience to students around the world. Led by actively working and industry-leading faculty members, students in these programs gain the foundational knowledge and hands-on experience needed to excel in their careers.

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A Focus on Practicality

Both programs eschew endless lectures on theory. Instead, they provide students with tangible skills they can immediately apply.

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A Unique Online Experience

Students receive an on-campus experience online with weekly hands-on sync sessions to offer more face time with professors.

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Access to Industry Leaders

Many of our faculty members are actively working industry professionals. Additionally, students experience guest lectures from leaders at top companies.

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SMU Lyle’s Online Programs

Any profession dealing with technology faces change at a breakneck pace. Professionals can be challenged to keep up with the rapid change related to hardware and software innovations –– unless you are equipped with a thorough foundational understanding of the core concepts related to these fields. The online master’s programs in SMU’s Lyle School of Engineering ensure students develop this fundamental knowledge, preparing them to adapt to any and all technological changes with ease.

Which Program Is Right for You?

What degree is best for your career? Explore the program that will help you reach your goals.

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Online M.S. in Computer Science with AI Specialization

The Online Master of Science in Computer Science with Artificial Intelligence Specialization is a practical degree that teaches students how to implement effective artificial intelligence and machine learning solutions in their organizations. Students develop the tools to mitigate challenges with AI strategies while always looking for opportunities for further innovation.

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Online M.S. in Network Engineering

The Online Master of Science in Network Engineering provides students with a fundamental understanding of the core concepts of network engineering. Students put these concepts into practice through extensive lab work that mimics real-world scenarios. As a result, graduates are equipped to adapt to new technology and ensure their organizations are always at the forefront of the industry.

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SMU Lyle Online Highlights

The online degrees from the Lyle School of Engineering offer students around the country the opportunity to experience an SMU education without having to ever step foot on campus.

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Industry-Leading Faculty

Online students experience a curriculum designed by our distinguished faculty and highly experienced practitioners. Weekly sync sessions offer students the chance to gain valuable face time with their professors.

24/7 Resource Access

Students can access online resources — such as notes, course schedules, and even lectures — from anywhere with SMU’s mobile app.

Varied Coursework Modalities

Our coursework includes engaging video lectures, quizzes, case studies and more — accessible anytime, anywhere.

Tuition & Financial Aid

Online M.S. in Network Engineering
Credits 30
Cost per Credit $1,350
Online Student Distance Fee $100 per credit hour
Total Cost of Program $43,500
Online M.S. in Computer Science with Artificial Intelligence Specialization
Credits 30
Cost per Credit $1,350
Online Student Distance Fee $100 per credit hour
Total Cost of Program $43,500

Key Dates & Deadlines

Take a look at upcoming application deadlines and semester start dates for the Online M.S. in Network Engineering and the Online M.S. in Computer Science with Artificial Intelligence Specialization.

Term
Early Review*
Priority Submit I*
Priority Submit II
Final Submit Deadline
Extended Deadline
Start of Classes
Spring 2023
August 26, 2022
September 23, 2022
October 21, 2022
($2,000 scholarship)
November 18, 2022
December 16, 2022
January 17, 2023
Summer 2023
January 27, 2023
($3,000 scholarship)
February 24, 2023
($2,000 scholarship)
March 24, 2023
April 28, 2023
May 30, 2023

* Application fee waived for Early Review or Priority I deadline.

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