Advance the Future of Computing

Enhance your career with SMU Lyle's M.S. in Computer Science with specializations in cybersecurity, AI or software engineering.

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About the Program

We are living in a constant computing revolution. Every year, new technology completely changes some aspect of modern life.

Our Master of Science in Computer Science with specializations in AI, Cybersecurity or Software Engineering is a practical degree that teaches students how to implement effective solutions in their organizations. Students develop the tools to mitigate challenges while always looking for opportunities to advance their field.

To learn more about the program, contact Program Director Frank Coyle.

Our student's take on the program

"I hail from Hyderabad, India. I am pursuing my M.S. in Computer Science with an emphasis in AI. I like how rigorous, yet rewarding, the course work is. It’s enriched with theory and project work to enhance my technical growth."


The SMU Lyle Difference

  • Practical

    Students gain skills they can immediately use, in a wide variety of computer science subfields.

  • Ethics-driven

    Students learn to consider the ethical implications of advanced computing.

  • Rewarding

    SMU graduates are in the top 5% of highest paid alumni across a variety of fields. (College Factual 2022)

Student Experience

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Industry-Leading Faculty


Students experience a curriculum designed by experienced faculty and highly experienced practitioners.

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24/7 Resource Access


Students can access online resources - such as notes, course schedules, and even lectures, from anywhere.


Diverse Coursework


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


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Flexible Learning


Tailor your experience with our LyleAnywhere™ flexible learning platform, providing a mixture of in-person or synchronous online classes. 





Jobs I Can Land


Potential roles include:

  • Machine Learning Engineer
  • Deep Learning Engineer
  • Senior Data Scientist
  • Computer Vision Engineer


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CS AI Research


Our research opportunities within artificial intelligence include applied machine learning and AI application domains.

Admissions Requirements


In addition to meeting the Lyle School of Engineering admission requirements for an M.S. degree, applicants are required to satisfy the following additional requirement: a B.S. in computer science, computer engineering or a closely related engineering discipline.

Tuition and Fees

For a complete graduate cost per semester click here.


Application Deadlines


The next start date is August 2024. The deadline for applications is July 15.