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M.S. in Applied Artificial Intelligence


In Spring 2021, the Master of Science in Applied Artificial Intelligence (AAI) program was launched online to provide greater accessibility for professionals to position themselves for success in the fast-growing field of artificial intelligence and machine learning. The first cohort included 16 students, and today, there are over 100 active grad students in the program working toward graduation. We strive to elevate the AAI program to become one of the largest programs in USD with an academic reputation.

This part-time online master’s degree program is ideally suited to those with a background in science, mathematics, engineering, healthcare, statistics, or technology. With a master’s degree, graduates are well-positioned to compete for advanced leadership and management opportunities in AI.

Will you join in this effort by donating toward student scholarships?

AAI Academic Director and Full-Time Faculty have shared:

My time working in the tech industry has taught me that an AI specialist’s technical abilities are only as good as their ability to apply those skills in a way that creates value for their company. Our program focuses on maintaining that balance between the technical and practical, and this sets our students apart from those coming out of many other AI programs.

Job opportunities in AI are rising rapidly in various industries. Our mission is to offer one of the most practical artificial intelligence Master’s programs for online learners at USD. In the AAI program, our graduate students develop and practice technical and soft skills that are critical for building and deploying AI solutions ethically and socially.

Thank you from the Program Director

Headshot of Ebrahim K. Tarshizi

On behalf of the MS-AAI program, Academic Director Dr. Ebrahim Tarshizi, is grateful for your contribution and will assemble a panel of program alumni to determine eligibility and process related to this scholarship award.

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