Advance to the forefront of artificial intelligence

Artificial Intelligence, AI, is an area of study that explores how to create computer programs that learn to make decisions, reason about data, and communicate with humans. In the MS in AI degree program, students learn to apply creative thinking, algorithmic design, and coding skills to build modern AI systems. Students will gain deep technical training and expertise in our focus areas of machine learning, computer vision, and natural language processing.

The program prepares students to work as Artificial Intelligence Engineers in information technology companies or pursue a PhD degree in computer science.

The 8-course MS in AI program is geared toward students with a computer science undergraduate degree, but we also welcome those with equivalent training and experience, as well as students with gaps in their computing background but strong academic records overall.

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MS admissions decisions are reviewed on a rolling basis. All applications and materials should be submitted electronically through the Graduate School of Arts & Sciences. Please note that the application fee must be paid for an application to be processed.

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MS Application Deadlines

  • Fall semester admission: March 15
  • We no longer offer spring admissions


The Department of Computer Science is committed to making our professional MS degree accessible to a wide variety of students. To help with tuition costs, we offer scholarships ranging from $5,000 to $30,000 for full-time study.

All admitted students will be considered for these awards – no separate application is required. If you are selected for an award, you will be notified at the time of your admission.

In the interest of growing a more diverse student body, the we focus on three main categories when awarding MS scholarships:

  1. Under-represented minorities
  2. Women and female-identifying students
  3. High-achieving students

These awards require that the recipient maintain a GPA of 3.0 or higher throughout their studies.

Commitment to Diversity

Beyond our scholarships, the BU Department of Computer Science is continually evolving to make our programs more accessible to diverse communities. To aid in this commitment, we are honored to have been selected as a 2019 BRAID Affiliate School.

Financial Aid

You may request Financial Aid on the graduate application.