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Drive Technology and Your Career Forward

Aside from the pursuit of knowledge, people pursue graduate degrees to advance their careers. Both the M.S. in Network Engineering and the M.S. in Computer Science with AI Specialization are specifically designed to help telecommunications and computer science professionals achieve that goal.

Advance Your Career in the Growing Fields of Network Engineering and Artificial Intelligence

Both network engineering and artificial intelligence offer incredible employment opportunities. The Bureau of Labor Statistics expects network engineering- and computer science-related jobs to increase by at least 4% between 2019 and 2029 as more firms invest in their digital infrastructure. And as artificial intelligence continues to grow across various industries, so will the need for AI professionals.

Whether you pursue the Master of Science in Network Engineering or the Master of Science in Computer Science with AI Specialization, SMU Lyle will help prepare you for the most in-demand jobs in a growing industry.

Network Engineering Job Prospects

Job Title

Demand

Median Salary

Computer Information and Systems Manager

High

$146,360

Computer Network Architect

High

$112,680

Electrical Engineer

High

$101,250

Database Administrator

High

$93,750

Computer Systems Analyst

High

$90,920

Artificial Intelligence Job Prospects

Job Title

Demand

Median Salary

Machine Learning Engineer

High

$149,971

AI Research Scientist

High

$106,732

Software Developer

High

$76,526

Robotics Scientist

High

$83,754

Business Intelligence Developer

High

$101,527

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Why Get a Master's Degree in the Engineering Field?

While you can certainly get your foot in the door in computer science and network engineering with a bachelor’s degree, moving into many managerial roles requires advanced education — usually in the form of a master’s degree. Additionally, employees with a computer science master’s degree make, on average, $30,000 more than their peers who have only a bachelor’s degree.