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Why Pursue a Master's Degree in Artificial Intelligence

Prepare yourself with skills designed for the future in a multidisciplinary AI training environment that supports industry-readiness in AI subfields. Curated courses provide students with a repertoire of AI skills and tools for effectively solving problems in a specific domain and extend the knowledge to advance their own respective disciplines. Additionally, the master’s degree program offers thesis and non-thesis options that allow students to gain valuable experiences in cutting-edge research.

AI research activities and experimental facilities have been well-supported by various basic and applied research grants.

Artificial Intelligence Tracks at UTSA

Admission & Application Requirements

Applications are submitted through the UTSA Graduate Application. Please upload all required documents (listed below) on your UTSA Graduate Application. It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure completion and submission of the application, a nonrefundable application fee, and all required supporting documents are on file with UTSA by the appropriate application deadline.

Artificial Intelligence (MS)
  Required Degree Bachelor's Degree from a regionally accredited college or university in the United States or have proof of equivalent training at a foreign institution.
  Minimum GPA 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) Departments may consider GPA of last 60 semester credit hours
  Coursework 18 credit hours in an area related to this graduate degree and at least 12 hours must be at the upper-division level.
  Transcripts* Required from all institutions attended; international transcripts must be recorded/translated to English
  Credential Evaluation Required if you have earned university-level credit from foreign institutions. Submit an evaluation of your transcripts from Educational Credential Evaluators (ECE) directly from the graduate admission application platform
  TOEFL/IELTS Score 550 TOEFL Paper / 79 TOEFL Internet / 6.5 IELTS scores for International applicants (exempt countries).
  Purpose Statement Required
  Resume Required
  Letters of Recommendation 2 demonstrating your academic and personal attributes for success in this program (you will request these through the Graduate Admissions Application; let your recommenders know of your deadline to ensure submissions are on time)
*Unofficial transcripts will be taken into consideration for admissions; however, if admitted into the program, you must submit official transcripts to the University.
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Admission Deadlines

Applicants are encouraged to have their admission file completed as early as possible. All applications, required documents and letters of recommendation, if applicable, must be submitted by 5:00 PM U.S. Central Time on the day of the deadline. Deadlines are subject to change.

Artificial Intelligence (MS)
Completed applications will be reviewed for admission on a rolling basis. Decisions generally will be made and sent to applicants within 4 to 6 weeks of receiving the application.
  Fall Spring Summer
International June 1 November 1 Not Available
Domestic August 1 December 1 Not Available

Funding Opportunities


Career Options

UTSA prepares you for future careers that are in demand. The possible careers below is data pulled by a third-party tool called Emsi, which pulls information from sources like the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Census Bureau, online job postings, other government databases and more to give you regional and national career outlook related to this academic program.

Program graduates are working in various industrial positions at companies such as USAA, AMD, Microsoft, Oracle, Amazon, Samsung, NVIDIA, Qualcomm, and Intel.

Some of our MS graduates have been admitted to PhD Degree programs at universities including UT Austin, Purdue University, MIT, Rice University, and Texas A&M.

UTSA has invested in a transdisciplinary AI Consortium that is a central hub for AI research in the greater San Antonio area, that houses ~65 researchers from 4 different organizations.  Please visit us at for further details on the cutting-edge research activities pursued in the consortium.

Graduate Advisor of Record

Dhireesha Kudithipudi, PhD

Graduate Advisor of Record

Sumit Jha, PhD