The Master of Science in Artificial Intelligence (MSAI) program at Northwestern University aims to serve the demand for individuals who have exceptional technical skills in the emerging technologies of machine intelligence and an understanding of the nature of the human environments in which AI systems will be deployed.  Graduates leave prepared to conceive, design, and integrate systems that have a transformational impact on the world.

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Leading AI through 
the lens of technology, business strategy, and 
human interactions

MS in Artificial Intelligence

Why study artificial intelligence?

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“As a computer scientist, I don’t want to be stuck in the past. It was important to find a program that introduces me to AI. It’s a field that represents the future for computer scientists because it allows you to solve problems you couldn’t solve before.”

Lukas Justen (MSAI '20)
Senior software developer, Schott
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Top-tier
faculty

Excel through highly individualized instruction from renowned Northwestern faculty conducting world-class research in a variety of cutting-edge AI systems.

INDUSTRY 
COLLABORATION

Connect with and learn from leading industry professionals through a practicum, robust speaker series and weekly talks and presentations. Network with companies from all sectors nation-wide.

CAREER 

SUCCESS

Leave prepared for the next step in your career by connecting with MSAI and Northwestern's  robust alumni networks, and through support from McCormick and Northwestern's career offices.

Top-tier faculty

Excel through highly individualized instruction from renowned Northwestern faculty conducting world-class research in a variety of cutting-edge AI systems.

INDUSTRY 

COLLABORATION

Connect with and learn from leading industry professionals through a practicum, robust speaker series and weekly talks and presentations. Network with companies from all sectors nation-wide.

CAREER 

SUCCESS

Leave prepared for the next step in your career by connecting with MSAI and Northwestern's  robust alumni networks, and through support from McCormick and Northwestern's career offices.

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“We are seeing an increasing demand for computer scientists who can fully understand and create complex AI systems. We want to educate and 
empower students in all aspects of how these emerging technologies can be designed and 
deployed to interact and integrate with 
human partners”

Kris Hammond
MSAI Program director

the psychological and design implications of human interactions with intelligent systems.
Our goal is to go beyond the technologies of AI to look at the problems in the world that AI seeks to solve, creating powerful systems that can be integrated into workflows, business, and human interactions.

Northwestern’s MSAI program educates students in both the theory and practice of artificial intelligence preparing them to lead teams in the design and development of sophisticated AI technologies and products.
The program’s interdisciplinary curriculum covers all areas of artificial intelligence, allowing students to recognize

Northwestern’s MSAI program educates students in both the theory and practice of artificial intelligence preparing them to lead teams in the design and development of sophisticated AI technologies and products.
The program’s interdisciplinary curriculum covers all areas of artificial intelligence, allowing students to recognize the psychological and design implications of human interactions with intelligent systems. 


Our goal is to go beyond the technologies of AI to look at the problems in the world that AI seeks to solve, creating powerful systems that can be integrated into workflows, business, and human interactions.

Accelerated
Program

Earn a master's full-time in as little as 15 months (traditional track). Or supplement your current advanced degree with the MSAI+X track.

Comprehensive  Curriculum

Experience the breadth of the AI field, taking courses in computer science business, psychology, and design.

Customizable


Tailor studies to professional aspirations by choosing from elective course options within Northwestern.

INVALUABLE PORTFOLIO

Graduate (traditional track) with a portfolio showcasing knowledge and skills to future employers.

unique 70/30 blend of technology and business coursework

principles and newer,  emerging technologies. Business courses (30 percent) in finance, marketing, and management provide a framework for students to understand how to translate their technology ideas into practical business solutions.

MSIT provides an intensive and unique curriculum across three fundamental areas: communication systems and networks, computing systems engineering, and business and management principles. Technical courses (70 percent) focus on fundamental engineering

WHY NORTHWESTERN?

“We are seeing an increasing demand for computer scientists who can fully understand and create complex AI systems. We want to educate and 
empower students in all aspects of how these emerging technologies can be designed and 
deployed to interact and integrate with 
human partners”

Kris Hammond
MSAI Program director

MS in Artificial Intelligence

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