Program Overview

The Master of Science degree in Artificial Intelligence program is designed to train and equip graduate students in core AI concepts that will fortify their career prospects in AI or related fields. The program comprises three concentrations: 1) Analytics, 2) Computer Science, and 3) Intelligent and Autonomous Systems, that provide a broad spectrum of courses for graduate students to specialize in sub-areas within AI field.  Through these concentrations, the program trains graduate students in the design, development, use, and deployment of AI technologies. Curated AI courses provide the students with a repertoire of AI skills and tools for effectively solving problems in a specific domain and extend the knowledge to advance their own respective disciplines.  The program also offers a multidisciplinary environment that supports industry-readiness in innovative AI sub-fields. A thesis option is offered for students who want the opportunity to obtain expertise in research and who may be interested in pursuing a doctoral degree in AI related fields. A non-thesis option is available for students who prefer a practical applications-oriented degree.

Why Pursue a Masters in Artificial Intelligence?

  • Artificial Intelligence (AI) is revolutionizing the world we live in and can profoundly impact the quality of human life through greater accessibility, relevancy and actionability. On a global scale, AI's role in democratizing information for underserved and vulnerable populations can be significant

Research taking place in the M.S. Artificial Intelligence program

This degree is coordinated by three departments. Each concentration is handled by their corresponding department listed below.

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Intelligent and Autonomous Systems: The Intelligent and Autonomous Systems concentration trains students with theories and application knowledge needed for developing and control autonomous systems such as autonomous vehicles, robots, intelligent power systems, and smart health systems.
Department of Management Science and Statistics
Analytics: The analytics concentration provides the students with the skillsets and tools in data analysis using modern machine learning and inference models, that can support predictive modeling and business operations analytics.
Department of Computer Science
Computer Science: The computer science concentration equips students with foundations in AI algorithms, methods, systems, and tools; with skillsets in employing these techniques for real-world applications; and with demonstrated ability in carrying out capstone projects or thesis to be ready for tomorrow’s workforce.

Funding Opportunities

The ECE department and its faculty provide financial support and funding opportunities for their graduate students (Master’s and Ph.D.) in various forms. Funding is available in three forms: (A) Graduate Research Assistantships (GRA), (B) Graduate Teaching Assistantships (GTA), and (C) Fellowships and Scholarships.

Course Scheduling and Offerings

Our graduate courses are offered mostly in afternoon and evening. About half of courses are taught in the afternoon (2 p.m.– 5 p.m.) and another half in the evening 5 p.m.– 8:15 p.m.).

Career Options Available for an Artificial Intelligence Graduate

After graduation, our MS and PhD graduates are employed as engineers or researcher in research firms and industries. Some of our former doctorate students are working in universities as faculty members.

M.S. in Electrical Engineering Admission Requirements

  • Admissions requirements and pre-requisites:
    • Bachelor's degree in engineering, sciences, mathematics, or related fields for exceptional candidates.
  • Specific Degree Requirements:
    • N/A
  • Graduate Studies Application:
    • Yes
  • Department Application:
    • No
  • Application Fee:
    • Yes: Domestic: $50.00 / International: $90.00
  • All transcripts:
    • Unofficial transcripts can be used for admissions consideration, but officials will need to be sent as well
    • Transcripts must be in English and Original language
    • Required if you have earned university-level credit from foreign institutions, submit an evaluation of your transcripts from Educational Credential Evaluators (ECE) directly from the graduate admission application platform
  • Test Scores:
    • General GRE optional
  • Resume and Statement of Purpose:
    • Required
  • Letters of Recommendation
    • 2 letters are recommended
  • IELTS or TOEFL scores
    • Minimum TOEFL Score: 550 paper/79 internet/6.5 IELTS

Graduate Application Deadlines

Please visit the Graduate Admissions Deadline page for a list of application deadlines