Discover how to effectively implement AI solutions

100% online M.S. in Computer Science with AI Specialization

About the Program

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 (AI).

Our 100% Online Master of Science in Computer Science with AI Specialization is a practical degree that teaches students how to implement effective AI and machine learning solutions in their organizations. Students develop the tools to mitigate challenges with AI strategies while always looking for opportunities to advance their field.

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


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The SMU Lyle Difference

  • Practical

    Students gain skills they can immediately use, crafting AI and machine learning systems in their organizations.

  • Ethics-driven

    Students learn to consider the ethical implications of artificial intelligence.

  • 100% Online

    Designed for students who desire the flexibility of online learning and the prestige of a well-known university.

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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Check out the core curriculum and advanced electives in the catalog.


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.