Online Master of Science in Artificial Intelligence

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Artificial intelligence means real opportunity

Help build a more advanced future

Artificial intelligence isn’t just the future of technology. It’s already here, and the global market for AI is projected to break half a trillion dollars by 2024.* With your 100% online master’s degree in artificial intelligence from Maryville University, you can build the skills and knowledge to thrive and lead in one of today’s most exciting fields — or prepare for tomorrow’s career opportunities that don’t even exist yet.

*International Data Corporation, “Worldwide Semiannual Artificial Intelligence Tracker”

Did you know?Artificial intelligence is a booming field, and that’s good news for people looking to pursue a career in AI. LinkedIn listed the AI practitioner role among its top 15 “Jobs on the Rise” for 2021.

Careers for those with a master’s degree in artificial intelligence include:

  • AI data scientist
  • AI developer
  • Machine learning engineer
  • Natural language processing (NLP) specialist
  • Robotics analyst/engineer



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Why choose our Master of Science in Artificial Intelligence?

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Apply with no GRE or application fee and choose from 3 start dates.

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Benefit from transfer credit-friendly admission.

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Access 100% online coursework with no campus visits required.

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Get practical, real-world experience with our project-based curriculum.

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Take your degree further with 2 built-in professional certificates.

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Take two classes per term and graduate in as few as 2 years.

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Learn to use in-demand tools like R, Python, C++, Amazon Web Services, and Google Colaboratory.

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Our online AI program focuses on practical, real-world application of theory and techniques in artificial intelligence such as deep learning, machine learning, and computer programming. Our curriculum is experiential and relevant to the modern AI landscape, so you can build high-level proficiency to thrive in this growing industry. Coursework includes seven core classes, three electives of your choice, and a capstone experience.

Our program comprises 33 credit hours, and it covers topics meant to help you build your graduate-level foundations in AI and establish advanced knowledge in the field. Learners who take two classes per semester can finish this program in two years or fewer.

Core AI courses

MATH 509 Mathematics for Artificial Intelligence

DSCI 503 Python

DSCI 508 Machine Learning

DSCI 619 Deep Learning

COSC 635 Deep Reinforcement Learning

COSC 640 Fundamentals of Artificial Intelligence

COSC 643 Ethics of Artificial Intelligence

DSCI 598 Capstone Project

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Accreditation and rankings

Maryville University is a nationally ranked private college recognized for comprehensive and innovative education focused on student learning, outcomes, and success.

Higher Learning Commission accreditation

Regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission

Forbe's America's Top Colleges 2019 accreditation

Ranked by Forbes among “America’s Top Colleges” for 2019

Kiplinger Best College Values 2019 accreditation

Listed among the “Best College Values 2019” by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance

Money's Best Colleges 2020 accreditation

Ranked among Money’s “Best Colleges” 2020