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Master of Professional Studies in
Artificial Intelligence

Program Summary

Gain the skills and knowledge needed to develop intelligent systems and explore new frontiers in artificial intelligence, machine learning, deep learning, natural language processing, reinforcement learning, and computer vision. This 33-credit master's degree can prepare you for employment in multiple fields including business, technology, finance, government, and manufacturing.
How To Apply
Apply by March 15 to start May 15

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Costs and Financial Aid

33 Credits $1,046 per credit

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Earn a Penn State Artificial Intelligence Master's Degree — 100% online

With recent advances in computing power and communications bandwidth and the ubiquity of internet-connected devices, artificial intelligence (AI) has emerged as an important discipline, driven heavily by the commercial availability of “smart” technologies and services. These advances correspond with the need for educated, qualified professionals who are capable of developing intelligent systems and exploring new frontiers in AI and machine learning (ML). 

This online program is designed to provide technical education that empowers graduates to drive the design, development, and deployment of AI and ML products and services across a broad array of applications. Professionals working in the field of AI are responsible for identifying and acquiring relevant data sets, developing scalable algorithms based on state-of-the-art AI/ML (including deep learning), natural language processing, reinforcement learning, and computer vision. Their work also includes applying findings to smart consumer devices, medical imaging diagnostics, autonomous vehicles, and weapons systems.

Your Artificial Intelligence Online Courses

The Master of Professional Studies in Artificial Intelligence degree is a 33-credit online graduate degree program that can provide you with the skills and knowledge required to identify, acquire, process, and prepare relevant data sets; research, prototype, and develop algorithms to solve challenging computer vision, natural language, and multi-modal data-fusion tasks; and perform other emerging operations.

As a student in this program, you can learn how to:

  • demonstrate interdisciplinary knowledge and comprehension of the major issues in AI and ML
  • communicate the major issues of AI and its applications including theories, approaches, findings, and technical and ethical implications 
  • discriminate between state-of-the-art techniques in neural network architecture, machine learning, deep learning, and collective intelligence to determine the most appropriate approach for solving a given problem

Why Pursue a Penn State Degree Online?

Penn State World Campus offers a flexible, online platform that allows you to pursue a world-class education while you continue to gain valuable work experience. You will receive the same education as a resident Penn State student, and your courses will be taught by the same graduate faculty who are active in research and experts in their fields.  

You can also join a faculty-led student group that focuses on contemporary issues in AI as well as coordinates student teams for AI/ML events including the American Statistical Association DataFest, Kaggle competitions, and the Nittany AI Challenge.

Penn State is an associate member of the Linux Foundation® (LF AI & Data Foundation). Working in tandem with services available through the Nittany AI Alliance, this membership allows students to expand their experiences with AI technologies with opportunities to learn from, contribute to, and interact with companies pursuing AI projects.

Career Opportunities for Graduates

This degree can prepare you for employment in multiple fields, including business, technology, finance, government, and manufacturing, holding titles such as:

  • software analyst and developer
  • computer science and AI researcher
  • AI application engineer
  • AI data scientist
  • machine learning engineer
  • Natural Language Processing (NLP) expert
  • software engineer
  • UX specialist and designer

Information for Military and Veterans

Are you a member of the military, a veteran, or a military spouse? Please visit our military website for additional information regarding financial aid, transfer credits, and application instructions.

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