MS in Artificial Intelligence

Master of Science 2023 through2024

Artificial Intelligence

About the Program

Curriculum Requirements

Introductory Courses

No Introductory Course may be substituted for any other course at any level.

Introductory courses may be waived for any of the following conditions based on faculty review:

  • The student has the appropriate course work to satisfy an Introductory Course based on an official transcript review by faculty and successful grades, typically B or better.
  • The student has appropriate and verified professional experience to satisfy an Introductory Course which is demonstrated through successful completion of a GAE exam.
  • If a Graduate Assessment Examination (GAE) is available for the Introductory Courses, upon successfully completion of a GAE, a waiver will be issued.
  • Plan accordingly prior to start of the term, faculty reviews for possible course waivers can take a few weeks. For newly admitted students, possible course waivers will not be initiated until an Intent to Enroll form has been submitted.
  • CSC 400
  • CSC 401
  • CSC 402
  • CSC 403
  • CSC 412
  • IT 403

Required Courses

  • CSC 421
  • CSC 480
  • CSC 484
  • CSC 578
  • CSC 580
  • CSC 583
  • CSC 587
  • DSC 540

Capstone Requirement

Choose one courses from the following list:

  • CSC 675
  • CSC 695 Master's research

A student who is working on a research project and has made an original contribution to their area of study may choose to complete a Master's Thesis. Additional information and requirements for School of Computing students pursuing the thesis option can be found on the SoC Master's Thesis Guideline page.

Major Electives

Choose two courses from the following list:

  • CMNS 549 *
  • CSC 458
  • CSC 481
  • CSC 482
  • CSC 528
  • CSC 555
  • CSC 575
  • CSC 577
  • CSC 594
  • CSE 475
  • CSEC 440
  • DSC 450
  • DSC 478
  • DSC 480

*For CMNS 549, only accepted topic is Core Business Communication Functions and Skills

Open Electives

Student must complete 1 advisor-approved graduate course from the School of Computing in the range of 421-699.

Degree Requirements

Students in this degree program must meet the following requirements

  • Complete a minimum of 48 graduate credit hours in addition to any required introductory courses of the designated degree program.
  • Complete all graduate courses and requirements listed in the designated degree program.
  • Earn a grade of C- or better in all courses of the designated degree program.
  • Maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher.
  • Students pursuing a second (or more) graduate degree may not double count or retake any course that applied toward the completion of a prior graduate degree. If a required course in the second degree was already completed and applied toward a previous degree, the student must meet with a faculty advisor to discuss a new course to be completed and substituted in the new degree. This rule also applies to cross-listed courses, which are considered to be the same course but offered under different subjects.
  • Students pursuing a second master's degree must complete a minimum of 48  graduate credit hours beyond their first designated degree program in addition to any required introductory courses in their second designated degree program.

Students with a GPA of 3.9 or higher will graduate with distinction.

For DePaul's policy on repeat graduate courses and a complete list of academic policies see the DePaul Graduate Handbook in the Course Catalog.