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Become a Leader in Artificial Intelligence

Discover how to effectively implement artificial intelligence solutions.

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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.

At a Glance

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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.

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GRE Waiver Available

Applicants to the Online Master of Science in Computer Science with AI specialization with 2 years of relatable work experience may waive the GRE.

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Robust Curriculum

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

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Specialization Depth Electives

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Application Requirements

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. 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.

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.

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, 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
  • 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.

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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. To determine if you are eligible, please click on the link for the Lyle School of Engineering Tuition Discount Policy. If you have any questions regarding the tuition discount policy please contact Robert Hurst,

Graduate Financial Aid Office Contact Information

Graduate Financial Aid Office

Phone: 214-768-3417

Fax: 214-768-3878

Key Dates & Deadlines - Online M.S. in Computer Science with Artificial Intelligence Specialization


August 27, 2021

Spring 2022 Early Review

*No application fee

September 17, 2021

Spring 2022 Priority Submit

*No application fee

October 22, 2021

Spring 2022 Priority Submit II

*Reduced application fee

November 19, 2021

Spring 2022 Final Submit

*Reduced application fee

January 18, 2022

Spring 2022 Start of classes