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Artificial intelligence means real career growth

The metaverse. The “internet of things.” Augmented reality. Automation. Driverless cars. Robotics. Enhanced security and modeling. These are just a few of the AI-powered  innovations, technologies and trends in which companies are investing as they prepare for a more tech-forward future. 

There are boundless opportunities to discover in AI. According to a 2023 LinkedIn report, the number of job postings referencing new AI technologies such as ChatGPT has increased 21 times since November 2022.1 Organizations operating in the field need AI practitioners and experts to step up and take the lead.

With your 100% online Master of Science in Artificial Intelligence from Maryville University, you can help meet that need as you prepare to thrive in the future of AI. At Maryville, a leader in tech-forward, future-focused education, you’ll learn to develop and operate state-of-the-art artificial intelligence and machine learning tools, apply critical thinking and leadership skills and help build a more technologically advanced world.

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

Benefit from transfer credit friendly admission.

Access 100% online coursework with no campus visits required.

Take your degree further with built-in professional certificates.

Complete your master’s in AI in as few as two years.

Learn popular tools such as R, Python, C++, Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Google Colaboratory.

Why earn your online MS in Artificial Intelligence?

With your online master’s in AI, you can learn state-of-the-art technical skills to navigate the wealth of opportunity in this growing field — and to thrive in it.

Our 100% online Master of Science in Artificial Intelligence is designed to help you build proficiency in crucial areas like ethics of AI, problem solving, applied machine learning, computer programming, natural language processing, robotics, machine and computer vision and implementing AI in society and business. Best of all, the online format means you can earn your master’s on your schedule, wherever it’s convenient for you.

Whether you’re looking to build on your existing skills and knowledge or change careers entirely, our program can help you learn what you need to find a career in this booming field — or to advance in your current career and prepare for leadership. We welcome students from all academic backgrounds, especially those with experience in areas like business, computer science, data science, machine learning and software development.

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Not quite ready for a full master’s degree? We’ve got you covered.

We understand everyone has a different path, and your educational and professional needs are unique to you. That’s why we offer multiple ways to build your skills in artificial intelligence.

If you’re not ready to pursue your master’s in artificial intelligence online, we offer stand-alone versions of both AI certificates included in the master’s degree program. These for-credit certificates at the post-bachelor’s level can help you develop the proficiency you need to advance your career and meet your professional goals.

Choose the certificate that best fits your needs:

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Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Fundamentals of Artificial Intelligence

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Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Advanced Artificial Intelligence (coming soon)

If you choose to complete both the Fundamentals of Artificial Intelligence and Advanced Artificial Intelligence certificate programs, you can apply your progress toward a future online master’s in AI, which you can complete in just two additional classes (six credit hours).

Flexible, highly personalized online master’s in AI

Study on your schedule. Access 100% online coursework with no campus visits required.

Discover insights from leaders in artificial intelligence. Engage with a team of expert faculty dedicated to bridging the gap between cutting-edge computer engineering curriculum and real-world industry scenarios.

Benefit from streamlined admission. Apply with no GMAT/GRE or fees and choose from three start dates.

Personalize your education. Round out your degree with a robust list of electives that support your specific career goals and interests.

Gain real-world experience. Complete project-based coursework that explores practical challenges and issues in a collaborative and supportive learning environment.

Maryville is transfer credit friendly. Transfer up to 6 graduate-level credits, or apply up to 12 qualifying credits previously completed at Maryville. If you earned one or both AI certificates at Maryville, all credits are transferable to your master’s.

Artificial intelligence is a relatively new field, but employers, tech developers and innovators already see how transformative it can be. As AI evolves and grows over the next few years, here are some industry trends that your master’s in AI from Maryville Online can help you anticipate and address:

Growing interest and investment in AI from businesses in many sectors

Development in virtual and augmented reality spaces, including the metaverse

Enhanced focus on AI in cybersecurity measures

Focus on AI-controlled technology like robotics, drones and driverless vehicles 

Emphasis on ethical implementation and use of AI and data

Voice and language as focal points for AI

Addressing the impending talent shortage of AI professionals

What can you do with an online master’s degree in AI?

Artificial intelligence is a world-changing technology that can help optimize user experience, enhance productivity and profit potential and push the boundaries of what we can achieve in nearly every industry.

We designed our online AI master’s program to prepare you to benefit from endless opportunities available in this growing and evolving field. With your online AI degree, you can:

  • Learn the skills to become a practitioner of cutting-edge techniques and technologies relating to artificial intelligence and data science.
  • Understand and explore applications of artificial intelligence and other disciplines across many industries and businesses.
  • Develop independent learning and research skills to support a love of lifelong learning.
  • Become a responsible steward of data and ethical artificial intelligence practitioners.

Careers in artificial intelligence:

  • AI analyst
  • AI data scientist
  • AI developer
  • AI engineer
  • AI interaction designer
  • AI solutions architect
  • Computer and information research scientist
  • Cloud solutions engineer
  • Data analyst/curator/engineer
  • Digital knowledge manager
  • Intelligence designer
  • Machine learning engineer/data scientist
  • Natural language processing (NLP) specialist
  • Robotics analyst/engineer

You can work in a variety of settings, including:

  • Colleges and universities
  • Communication and data firms
  • Government agencies
  • Financial companies and firms
  • Insurance agencies
  • Large corporations
  • Manufacturing firms
  • Nonprofit organizations
  • Security companies
  • Small businesses
  • Technology firms

What’s the market outlook for MS in Artificial Intelligence graduates?

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Companies are investing heavily in AI.

The adoption of AI across industries continues to expand: the global AI market was valued at $196.63 billion in 2023 and is anticipated to grow by 37.3% from 2023 to 2030.2  

Tech giants like Amazon, Google, Apple, Microsoft and others are investing in AI research and development, which is driving the adoption of advanced technologies across industries such as automotive, healthcare, retail, finance and manufacturing.

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AI professionals are in demand.

A 2023 report from McKinsey reveals that organizations are hiring for AI roles such as data engineers, machine learning engineers and Al data scientists, but continue to have difficulty finding qualified candidates.3   

At Maryville, our goal is to help you prepare for state-of-the-art careers in quickly developing fields like AI — and for careers that don’t even exist yet. 

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It’s about more than technology.

AI can be a financially rewarding and technologically fascinating career, but modern professionals in the field might find it to be emotionally rewarding as well.  

On Glassdoor’s list of Best Jobs in America, multiple AI-related jobs make the cut, including machine learning engineer, automation engineer, data engineer and cloud engineer.4

Why choose Maryville’s online master’s degree in AI?

We understand that the best way to learn is by doing, so we designed our online artificial intelligence master’s degree to give you the opportunity to complete practical, project-based coursework that is highly relevant to top trends and concepts in AI. Our online program also focuses on areas of personal, professional and educational development like technical expertise, problem solving and implementing AI in society.

Here, you can learn to use modern, industry-standard tools and programming languages like R, Python, C++, and cloud computing services like Amazon Web Services and Google Colaboratory to build, control, and monitor AI tools and resources.

At Maryville University, we know you’re brave, and we’ve got your back. We’re here for you from application through graduation — and beyond. We believe student outcomes are the only true measurement of a university’s success, so we’re focused on being in your corner to ensure you get what you need to maximize your educational experience and your career potential.

With Maryville Online’s AI master’s degree, you can:

Select electives that support your unique goals and interests in artificial intelligence, data science, software engineering and development and computer science.

Build your advanced skill set and prepare for careers in AI through a real-world, project-based curriculum.

Earn two professional certificates that show understanding of the fundamental and advanced concepts in AI.

Benefit from a dedicated student support advisor from application through graduation.

Additionally, you’ll access your coursework through Canvas, our intuitive, easy-to-use online learning platform, with technical support available 24/7. As you build your skills in artificial intelligence, you can easily connect with classmates, colleagues, and professors at your convenience through discussion boards, emails, and other collaborative environments.

Maryville University was founded in 1872 and has been dedicated to providing accessible, top-quality education ever since. We have a demonstrated history of service to our students, and we judge our success by yours.

Connect to industry-leading experts in artificial intelligence and data science

Robbie Beane, PhD - 
Director of Computer Science

Robbie Beane, PhD

Director of Computer Science, Assistant Professor of Data Science

Dr. Robbie Beane is passionate about computer and data science education and exploring the applications of technology within his teaching practice. As a director and educator in our computer science programs, including the Master of Science in AI, he finds innovative ways to introduce students to new technological skills and to enhance the student experience by implementing cutting-edge technology into the courses he teaches.

His recent work in computer science includes an exploration of the use of commercial cloud-computing services such as Amazon Web Services and Databricks within an educational setting.

Dr. Beane holds a PhD in Mathematics from the Missouri University of Science and Technology. Throughout his nearly two decades of teaching experience, he has taught and developed courses in actuarial science, mathematics, data science, and computer science, covering topics like computer programming, machine learning, deep learning, artificial intelligence, big data analytics, and probability theory.

When you earn your online master’s in artificial intelligence from Maryville University, you can explore a booming field with passionate industry professionals like Dr. Beane who use their knowledge and real-world expertise to enhance your educational experience.

Online Master of Science in Artificial Intelligence curriculum

At Maryville, we believe learners can achieve the best educational outcomes through hands-on experience and practical application of their skills. We developed our online MS in AI program with a focus on real-world, project-based learning and input from employers in the field. Our curriculum is experiential and relevant to the modern AI landscape, so you can build high-level proficiency to thrive in this growing industry.

Our online master’s in AI program comprises 33 credit hours, and it covers topics meant to help you build your graduate school-level foundations in AI and establish advanced knowledge in the field. Learners who take two classes per semester can finish this program in as few as two years. You can get full details by visiting our curriculum page.

Coursework includes the required artificial intelligence core classes (24 credits, including a capstone project) and industry-relevant electives (9 credits). Here’s what you can expect to cover.

Required AI Core

Expand your fundamental and high-level understanding of artificial intelligence with coursework that focuses on tech-forward, in-demand areas like Python programming, machine learning, mathematics of AI, deep learning, and ethics of AI.

Capstone Project

The core curriculum ends with a capstone project that allows learners to synthesize their coursework with a realistic, practical environment. Students undergo a real-world applied artificial intelligence project that involves researching issues in AI, gathering data and implementing proper solutions.

Artificial Intelligence Electives

What are your specific career goals? You can fine-tune your artificial intelligence master’s degree to fit your needs with your choice of three electives that cover wide-ranging areas of business intelligence like robotics, text mining, image processing and data structures.

Get a head start on your online artificial intelligence degree with Early Access

Are you a current Maryville undergraduate student? Through our Early Access program, you can plan ahead to finish your online master’s degree in artificial intelligence more quickly.

If you have a GPA of 3.6 or better and you’ve completed 60 credit hours or more, with at least 30 at Maryville, you may be eligible to get a head start on your MS in Artificial Intelligence.

During the last few semesters of your undergraduate degree, the Early Access program allows you to earn up to 12 credit hours that count toward your bachelor’s degree and a future master’s degree. Then, you can complete the remaining 21 credits required for your master’s degree in just one year.

To learn more about Early Access, or to find out if you’re eligible, schedule an appointment to chat with your academic advisor.

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