The University of Texas at Austin Master of Science in Artificial Intelligence (MSAI) online
Meet the demand for highly trained AI practitioners with this flexible and accessible online AI master’s program — all for the competitive price of $10,000.
About the program
- Foundational learning: Stay ahead of the curve. Develop a deep understanding of the core concepts and solution-oriented tools and techniques used in AI.
- Technical expertise: Learn the techniques and approaches underlying AI, including deep learning, computer vision, and natural language processing.
- Career confidence: Drive AI innovation in this quickly evolving field, and lead teams and organizations to do the same. The employment of computer and information research scientists is projected to grow 21% from 2021 to 2031, much faster than the national average.Footnote 3
About The University of Texas at Austin
Founded in 1883, The University of Texas at Austin ranks among the 10 best public universities in the U.S.Footnote 4 As Texas’ leading research university, UT Austin is proud to introduce its state-of-the-art online graduate program in artificial intelligence to learners ready for the challenge. Connect with tenured professors and leading researchers in the field, and unlock the power of AI through multidisciplinary, ethical instruction.
The University of Texas at Austin designed its high-quality online MSAI for learners ready to optimize the intuitive technology that impacts our everyday lives. Online MSAI learners develop robust technical skills to succeed in their careers as software engineers, AI consultants, and more.
The 30-credit curriculum features a multidisciplinary perspective into how AI is used in fields such as urban planning, healthcare, and architecture. Learners complete one required course (3 credit hours), Ethics in AI, and 9 elective courses (27 credit hours) to understand the nuances of advanced AI technologies.
MSAI’s elective courses include advanced coursework from an array of subjects such as deep learning, optimization, and natural language processing.
Ethics in AI
Online Learning and Optimization
Automated Logical Reasoning
Natural Language Processing
Case Studies in Machine Learning
Planning, Search and Reasoning Under Uncertainty
Tuition and financial aid
The tuition for the UT Austin MSAI program as of the 2023-24 academic year is $10,000. A $500 deposit is required upon enrollment. Please note that tuition does not include out-of-pocket expenses such as books, additional course materials, or other fees. Learners can expect a moderate tuition increase each year. Find answers to frequently asked questions here.
There are a number of resources that may be available to help you finance your master’s in AI. Resources include federal tuition assistance, private loans, employer tuition assistance, scholarships, and veteran benefits.
Applying for federal student aid
Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) , using UT Austin’s code, 003658.
Sign the FAFSA electronically with your Federal Student Aid (FSA) ID.
Apply for financial aid at the same time as you complete your program application
UT Austin’s online Master of Artificial Intelligence offers two application deadlines. Choose the application deadline below that works best for you. If you submit between deadlines, the admissions team will review completed applications after the next deadline. If you are admitted, UT Austin will communicate your enrollment deposit date to you in your online admission letter.
To complete an application, you will need to submit the following materials:Apply now
The application fee is $65 for domestic learners and $90 for international learners.
In two double-spaced pages, describe the events/experiences that prepared you for this program, your academic and professional interests, your reasons for pursuing graduate study, and your goals related to this program. Use 1-inch margins and 12 pt font.
Applicants must provide an official transcript from every senior college you have attended. Even if courses taken at one institution are recorded on another college's transcript, transcripts must be submitted from the institution at which the courses were taken. Failure to list all colleges on the application and provide those transcripts will be considered an intentional omission and may lead to the cancellation of your application for admission or withdrawal of your offer of admission.
For more details on how to submit your transcripts, please visit UT’s Graduate and International Admissions website.
Applicants must include in their résumé or CV their past work experience, educational accomplishments, and technical competencies.
Applicants have the option to send up to three letters of recommendation. Your recommenders may be an academic instructor or a current or past supervisor or manager.
Applicants whose native language is not English must submit TOEFL or IELTS scores. The TOEFL is waived for students who have completed a four-year undergraduate degree and/or master's degree (minimum of eight semesters total) with instruction in English, or who will complete such a degree prior to enrolling in the Master of Artificial Intelligence.
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