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Online Master of Science in Computer Science with Artificial Intelligence Specialization
We are living in a constant computing revolution. Every year, new technology completely changes some aspect of modern life, and no technological innovation seems to be as disruptive as artificial intelligence. The Online Master of Science in Computer Science with a Specialization in Artificial Intelligence is a critical 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 to advance in their field.
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Focus on Direct Application
Students gain skills they can immediately put to use, crafting artificial intelligence and machine learning systems in their organizations.
GRE Waiver Available
Spring, Summer and Fall 2023 applicants who hold a bachelor’s degree with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher may waive the GRE.
Courses cover the many areas that can harness artificial intelligence, from data mining to cloud computing.
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Our curriculum is specifically designed to help students create real change in a responsible and ethical way, through artificial intelligence.
Artificial Intelligence Specialization
Specialization Depth Electives
Choose two courses from the following:
To be considered for admission to the Online M.S. in Computer Science with Artificial Intelligence Specialization program, the following items must be submitted to SMU Lyle. Spring, Summer and Fall 2023 applicants who hold a bachelor’s degree with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher may waive the GRE.
Note: Applicants with undergraduate degrees in disciplines other than computer science may be admitted to the program but may be required to take articulation coursework and/or satisfy the competency requirement.
There is an associated application fee of $50.
A bachelor’s degree in one of the quantitative sciences, mathematics or computer science or in one of the engineering disciplines, a minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale in your undergraduate studies, and a minimum of one year of college-level calculus are required. Please note that applicants with undergraduate degrees in disciplines other than computer science may be admitted to the program but may be required to take articulation coursework and/or satisfy the competency requirement.
Upload your unofficial transcripts in the Academic History quadrant of the application. Please note, we will accept unofficial transcripts for the application, but we will request official transcripts once you are admitted.
- International transcripts need to be in English
- No transcript evaluation is needed
Applicants with 2 years of relatable industry work experience may request a waiver for the GRE or submit their official GRE general graduate school admission test scores.
There are no letters of recommendation for this program. This program requires 2 professional references.
The student must submit contact information for 2 professional references; 1 of which should be a current or former supervisor who can speak to the applicant’s character and work experience and ability to be successful in a program.
Applicants to the MSCS-AI program for the Spring and Summer 2022 terms will not be required to submit GRE scores with their application if they meet both of the following criteria:
- A bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited U.S. college or university
- A cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher in their undergraduate studies (Applicants with lower than a 3.0 will be considered on a case-by-case basis)
Exemptions: Only those who can provide proof of study from either a US, Australian, New Zealand or UK institution will have this requirement waived.
Tuition and Graduate Financial Aid
The SMU Graduate Financial Aid Office was created to provide graduate students with a reliable resource for information on issues unique to graduate programs. What’s the ROI of an Online Master’s in Computer Science?
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- Our Enrollment and Financial Aid representatives are here to help you move through the process of securing funding to attend our programs. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org, call (469) 613-0778, or schedule a meeting with us anytime.
- Your Federal Student Loan eligibility will be determined after you have filed the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form at https://studentaid.gov/h/apply-for-aid/fafsa.
- If you are unable to borrow through Federal funding or you wish to explore other options, alternative loans are 100% credit-based and offer variable interest rates. For more information, please visit SMU’s Financial Aid Loan Pages.
Learn more about the Payment Plan Options available!
Military Education Benefits
The Lyle School of Engineering offers a discounted tuition rate for the Online Master’s of Science in Computer Science with Artificial Intelligence Specialization and Online Master’s of Science in Network Engineering programs. There is a 50% tuition reduction for active service members, veterans, and government employers. For more information on your benefits, visit the SMU Veterans Financial Aid page. You can also find more information on the Lyle School of Engineering Tuition Discount Policy.
Graduate Financial Aid Office Contact Information
- Graduate Financial Aid Office
- Phone: 214-768-3417
- Fax: 214-768-3878
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.
* Application fee waived for Early Review or Priority I deadline.