Penn Engineering leads in AI: First Ivy League master’s in artificial intelligence

The Raj and Neera Singh Program in Artificial Intelligence Master of Science in Engineering in AI Online is designed to make an Ivy League education accessible to motivated students across the world.

The University of Pennsylvania School of Engineering and Applied Science introduces its online Master of Science in Engineering (MSE) in Artificial Intelligence (AI) degree, the first graduate program of its kind among Ivy League universities.

As a catalyst for disruptive innovation, artificial intelligence is upending nearly every field and transforming how humans interact with technology and do their jobs. In this fast-changing environment, master’s-trained AI engineers with a deep understanding of AI technologies—and their risks and rewards—are increasingly in demand.

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The Raj and Neera Singh Program in Artificial Intelligence Master of Science in Engineering in AI Online will empower students with both the practical skills and the ethical foundations to lead AI into the future. Building on the expertise of the School’s world-class faculty, the program will equip students with the mathematical and algorithmic foundation to develop groundbreaking AI systems along with the broad perspective to deploy new technologies in an ethical and responsible way.

The MSE in Artificial Intelligence curriculum will offer advanced coursework in natural language processing, machine learning, deep learning, statistics and related topics. Faculty experts with extensive experience in GPU-accelerated computing will provide students with leading-edge courses, invaluable insights and practical knowledge in harnessing the power of GPUs for AI applications. Additionally, an in-depth course in AI ethics, a focal point of the program, will provide students with the tools they need to make responsible decisions that benefit society as a whole.

“The emergence of rapidly evolving AI technologies like generative AI is creating both opportunities and challenges for humanity,” says Vijay Kumar, Nemirovsky Family Dean of Penn Engineering. “Our new master’s program meets a critical need for AI engineers with advanced degrees who can harness the power of these transformative technologies in positive and beneficial ways.”

The MSE program will be led by Chris Callison-Burch, associate professor in Computer and Information Science at Penn Engineering and a prominent expert in the field of AI.

The first cohort of students in the MSE in Artificial Intelligence program will start classes in spring 2025, with applications opening on June 3, 2024. Applicants will need an undergraduate degree in computer science, computer engineering, or an equivalent degree to ensure that they are adequately prepared for the rigor and depth of study required to excel in this program.

Read more at Penn Engineering Today.