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M.S. in Artificial Intelligence

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In this interdisciplinary master’s degree program, you’ll design and build cutting-edge artificial intelligence technologies for a variety of applications, including finance, biotech, cybersecurity, ad-tech and health care. Working with top researchers and accomplished industry experts, you’ll bridge AI and machine learning models, such as supervised and unsupervised learning, deep learning and neural networks, and reinforcement learning with engineering best practices including problem framing, requirements gathering, UI/UX and software development. In addition, you’ll gain hands-on experience with structured and unstructured data using the latest tools, such as Python, R, SQL/NoSQL, TensorFlow, Keras and pyTorch. And you’ll be doing all of this in the heart of New York City.

The New York metropolitan area has the highest number of AI-related jobs in the country. As a graduate of Yeshiva University’s master’s degree in artificial intelligence, you’ll be prepared for a variety of artificial-intelligence and machine-learning jobs in research and development groups, product design labs, innovative startups and Ph.D. programs. In its Future of Jobs Report 2020, the World Economic Forum ranked AI and machine learning specialists second among the top 20 jobs increasing in demand in all industries. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported on the salaries of the following jobs in 2019: AI engineer ($92,000 to $140,000); data mining and analysis ($100,000 to $220,000); machine learning engineer ($146,000); data scientist ($86,000 to $157,000); and business intelligence developer ($84,000 to $104,000).

Program Highlights

Develop a grounding in artificial intelligence theory, research, technologies and ethical standards

Design and build AI applications in natural language processing, image recognition and computer vision, chatbots, search and optimization, autonomous action, sentiment and emotion analysis, assistive agents, and more

Learn the math, concepts, use cases and code behind AI's algorithms

Translate AI research into products, services and startups

Career support and professional networking opportunities

Gain industry experience through internships and research

STEM-OPT eligible

Full Program Breakdown

In this interdisciplinary master’s degree program, you’ll design and build cutting-edge artificial intelligence technologies for a variety of applications, including finance, biotech, cybersecurity, ad-tech and health care. Working with top researchers and accomplished industry experts, you’ll bridge AI and machine learning models, such as supervised and unsupervised learning, deep learning and neural networks, and reinforcement learning with engineering best practices including problem framing, requirements gathering, UI/UX and software development. In addition, you’ll gain hands-on experience with structured and unstructured data using the latest tools, such as Python, R, SQL/NoSQL, TensorFlow, Keras and pyTorch. And you’ll be doing all of this in the heart of New York City.

The New York metropolitan area has the highest number of AI-related jobs in the country. As a graduate of Yeshiva University’s master’s degree in artificial intelligence, you’ll be prepared for a variety of artificial-intelligence and machine-learning jobs in research and development groups, product design labs, innovative startups and Ph.D. programs. In its Future of Jobs Report 2020, the World Economic Forum ranked AI and machine learning specialists second among the top 20 jobs increasing in demand in all industries. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported on the salaries of the following jobs in 2019: AI engineer ($92,000 to $140,000); data mining and analysis ($100,000 to $220,000); machine learning engineer ($146,000); data scientist ($86,000 to $157,000); and business intelligence developer ($84,000 to $104,000).

Program Highlights

Develop a grounding in artificial intelligence theory, research, technologies and ethical standards

Design and build AI applications in natural language processing, image recognition and computer vision, chatbots, search and optimization, autonomous action, sentiment and emotion analysis, assistive agents, and more

Learn the math, concepts, use cases and code behind AI's algorithms

Translate AI research into products, services and startups

Career support and professional networking opportunities

Gain industry experience through internships and research

STEM-OPT eligible

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In this interdisciplinary master’s degree program, you’ll design and build cutting-edge artificial intelligence technologies for a variety of applications, including finance, biotech, cybersecurity, ad-tech and health care. Working with top researchers and accomplished industry experts, you’ll bridge AI and machine learning models, such as supervised and unsupervised learning, deep learning and neural networks, and reinforcement learning with engineering best practices including problem framing, requirements gathering, UI/UX and software development. In addition, you’ll gain hands-on experience with structured and unstructured data using the latest tools, such as Python, R, SQL/NoSQL, TensorFlow, Keras and pyTorch. And you’ll be doing all of this in the heart of New York City.

The New York metropolitan area has the highest number of AI-related jobs in the country. As a graduate of Yeshiva University’s master’s degree in artificial intelligence, you’ll be prepared for a variety of artificial-intelligence and machine-learning jobs in research and development groups, product design labs, innovative startups and Ph.D. programs. In its Future of Jobs Report 2020, the World Economic Forum ranked AI and machine learning specialists second among the top 20 jobs increasing in demand in all industries. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported on the salaries of the following jobs in 2019: AI engineer ($92,000 to $140,000); data mining and analysis ($100,000 to $220,000); machine learning engineer ($146,000); data scientist ($86,000 to $157,000); and business intelligence developer ($84,000 to $104,000).

Develop a grounding in artificial intelligence theory, research, technologies and ethical standards

Design and build AI applications in natural language processing, image recognition and computer vision, chatbots, search and optimization, autonomous action, sentiment and emotion analysis, assistive agents, and more

Learn the math, concepts, use cases and code behind AI's algorithms

Translate AI research into products, services and startups

Career support and professional networking opportunities

Gain industry experience through internships and research

STEM-OPT eligible

B.A./M.S. Option

Through the B.A./M.S. option, undergraduates from Yeshiva College, Stern College for Women and the Sy Syms School of Business can take up to 12 graduate credits that will count toward both their bachelor's and master's degrees. After completing their bachelor's, students can finish their graduate degree in just one more year.

  • Admissions criteria: Junior or senior standing in any Yeshiva College, Stern College for Women or Sy Syms School of Business undergraduate major with a minimum GPA of 3.2 and a minimum grade of B-plus in the prerequisite courses listed below. Students can begin taking graduate coursework in their junior or senior year.
  • Prerequisites for graduate courses: Two university courses in a high-level programming language, such as Java, C++ and Python, one course in multivariate calculus, one course in linear algebra, and one course in mathematical probability or statistics, all with a grade of B-plus or better.

For more information, visit www.yu.edu/pathways.  

Internships and STEM-OPT

Our students have gained invaluable industry experience through internships at major companies, such as S&P and Dow Jones, startups and the YU Innovation Lab that counts toward their degree. The Katz School’s master’s in artificial intelligence is a STEM-approved degree. International students may be eligible for up to 36 months of Optional Practical Training (OPT). The program also offers several opportunities for Curricular Practical Training (CPT). 

Interested in this program? Apply Now! 

At a Glance

36-credit Master of Science

Full-time or part-time

Online or on-campus in New York City

Evening courses so that you can work full-time while completing your degree

Leading research and industry faculty

Small classes where you'll work closely with faculty

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Jared Hakimi 
Director of Graduate Admissions
jared.hakimi@yu.edu
646-592-4722
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Xavier Velasquez
Assistant Director of Graduate Admissions
xavier.velasquez@yu.edu
646-592-4737
Schedule an Appointment
 

Admissions Criteria 

Candidates must possess a bachelor’s degree, with a strong mathematical and programming background, from an accredited college or university and the following prerequisite coursework: 

  • At least two university courses using a high-level programming language, such as Java, C++ and Python) 
  • Multivariate Calculus 
  • Linear Algebra 
  • Mathematical Probability and Statistics 

Prerequisites must have been completed in the last three years, with a grade of B-plus or better. Equivalent professional experience is acceptable. 

TOEFL or IELTS scores demonstrating strong communication skills are required for the candidates whose bachelor's degrees were earned at a non-English-speaking institution. 

Need a refresher?  

We offer an Advanced Mathematics Prep Course covering multivariate calculus, linear algebra, and probability and statistics for applicants who need a little more work before the program starts.  

We also offer a fully online 11-week intensive English program for applicants with low-intermediate to upper-intermediate English reading, speaking and writing skills. 

Contact an admissions director for more information. 

Application Requirements 

Applicants must submit the following:  

  • Online application
  • Official transcripts from all colleges or universities attended 
  • Résumé 
  • Personal statement describing:
    1. your professional goals
    2. reason for choosing the Katz School of Science and Health master’s in artificial intelligence
    3. readiness for success in this program
  • Two academic or professional letters of recommendation that can speak to your technical and quantitative abilities 
  • Required: TOEFL or IELTS scores (for candidates whose bachelor's degrees were earned at a non-English-speaking institution) 
  • Recommended: Official GRE scores (though not required, strong quantitative GRE scores can be helpful in your application) 
  • $55 application fee 

Application Deadlines 

For up-to-date application deadlines, visit Graduate Admissions.

Tuition, Financial Aid, & Scholarships 

The Office of Student Finance maintains current tuition and fees for all graduate programs.  

All applicants are automatically considered for scholarships, including our Bright Futures Scholarship. You do not need to submit any additional information. Scholarship awards are determined during the application review process. 

Questions?

Schedule an appointment with an admissions director if you have questions about your qualifications, financial aid opportunities and financing your graduate degree. We can do a preliminary transcript review and discuss your admissions and financing options with the Katz School. 

Learn More

Helpful Links

Webinars

Join Our Community

Contact Us

Jared Hakimi 
Director of Graduate Admissions
jared.hakimi@yu.edu
646-592-4722
Schedule an Appointment 
 

Xavier Velasquez
Assistant Director of Graduate Admissions
xavier.velasquez@yu.edu
646-592-4737
Schedule an Appointment
 

Admissions & Financial Aid

Admissions Criteria 

Candidates must possess a bachelor’s degree, with a strong mathematical and programming background, from an accredited college or university and the following prerequisite coursework: 

  • At least two university courses using a high-level programming language, such as Java, C++ and Python) 
  • Multivariate Calculus 
  • Linear Algebra 
  • Mathematical Probability and Statistics 

Prerequisites must have been completed in the last three years, with a grade of B-plus or better. Equivalent professional experience is acceptable. 

TOEFL or IELTS scores demonstrating strong communication skills are required for the candidates whose bachelor's degrees were earned at a non-English-speaking institution. 

Need a refresher?  

We offer an Advanced Mathematics Prep Course covering multivariate calculus, linear algebra, and probability and statistics for applicants who need a little more work before the program starts.  

We also offer a fully online 11-week intensive English program for applicants with low-intermediate to upper-intermediate English reading, speaking and writing skills. 

Contact an admissions director for more information. 

Application Requirements 

Applicants must submit the following:  

  • Online application
  • Official transcripts from all colleges or universities attended 
  • Résumé 
  • Personal statement describing:
    1. your professional goals
    2. reason for choosing the Katz School of Science and Health master’s in artificial intelligence
    3. readiness for success in this program
  • Two academic or professional letters of recommendation that can speak to your technical and quantitative abilities 
  • Required: TOEFL or IELTS scores (for candidates whose bachelor's degrees were earned at a non-English-speaking institution) 
  • Recommended: Official GRE scores (though not required, strong quantitative GRE scores can be helpful in your application) 
  • $55 application fee 

Application Deadlines 

For up-to-date application deadlines, visit Graduate Admissions.

Tuition, Financial Aid, & Scholarships 

The Office of Student Finance maintains current tuition and fees for all graduate programs.  

All applicants are automatically considered for scholarships, including our Bright Futures Scholarship. You do not need to submit any additional information. Scholarship awards are determined during the application review process. 

Questions?

Schedule an appointment with an admissions director if you have questions about your qualifications, financial aid opportunities and financing your graduate degree. We can do a preliminary transcript review and discuss your admissions and financing options with the Katz School. 

Program News

Pablo Roldan

Accomplished Researcher Named Director

Read more about Dr. Pablo Roldan

Accomplished Researcher Named Director

Dr. Pablo Roldan, an assistant professor of mathematics and an accomplished researcher in mathematics, statistics and computer science, has been named director of the Katz School’s M.S. in artificial intelligence program. 

“Pablo is tasked with expanding research opportunities in artificial intelligence that complement the extraordinary work already being done by Andy Catlin, Wonjun Lee, Brandon Chiazza, James Topor and Dave Sweet, among others,” said Dr. Paul Russo, dean of the Katz School and vice provost at Yeshiva University. “We look forward to seeing more collaborations across Katz and YU, as well as with other universities and industry.” 

Dr. Roldan concentrates on the research and development of complex and real-world domains and applications. He is an expert in financial mathematics; dynamical systems, which are models describing a system’s temporal evolution; and machine learning, which is the study of computer algorithms that can improve automatically through experience and the use of data. He has received research grants from the National Science Foundation on “Dynamical and Statistical Methods Applied to Hamiltonian Systems;” CONACYT (Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Technologia), “Particle Dynamics in Spaces of Constant Curvature;” the Spanish Ministry of Science; and the European Regional Development Fund, “Invariant Objects in Astrodynamics.” 

In addition to his work in academia, he has consulted on machine learning for companies that work in medical devices, molecular design and treasury management. Dr. Roldan has been invited as a speaker to more than 20 international conferences. At Yeshiva, he teaches Discrete Structures; Excursions in Mathematics; Mathematical Statistics; Mathematics of Finance; Numerical Methods, Probability and Statistics; and Scientific Computing. He also advises multiple honors and master’s students on their thesis research. 

He holds a Ph.D. in applied mathematics and an M.S. in physics engineering from the KTH Royal Institute of Technology and a B.S. in computer science from the Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya.

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Explosive AI Growth in New York City

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Explosive AI Growth in New York City

New York City is in a period of explosive growth in artificial intelligence and machine learning. With Silicon Valley as the AI capital on the West Coast, New York City dominates the eastern United States.  

According to research compiled by Bloomberg, for artificial intelligence and machine learning jobs, New York City is outpacing San Francisco with 11.6 percent of job postings on indeed.com compared to San Francisco’s 9.6 percent. 

New York is also home to more than 7,000 startups, hundreds of which are standouts in the field of artificial intelligence and machine learning. If you’re looking for a job in artificial intelligence, New York is the perfect spot. Read more on Indeed.com about current openings in artificial intelligence and machine learning in research and development groups, product design labs and very cool startups. 

Artificial intelligence will create $13 trillion in GDP growth by 2030 and will disrupt nearly all industries. LinkedIn reports a 56 percent increase in AI-related job openings this year with a median salary of $130,000. As a graduate of the Katz School’s master’s in Artificial Intelligence, you’ll be prepared for a variety of artificial intelligence and machine learning jobs in research and development groups, product design labs and innovative startups. You'll also be ready to apply to Ph.D. programs. 

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Featured Course: AI Capstone–R&D Experience

Read more about the AI Capstone experience

Featured Course: AI Capstone–R&D Experience

In this culminating requirement, you’ll work alongside AI faculty to design and implement a specialized project. It’s your opportunity to explore questions that you are deeply curious about, tackle problems that matter to you most—and deliver tangible results. 

Capstone projects can take the form of research, development or an internship: 

  1. Research—conduct impactful research with guidance from senior faculty mentors and complete your thesis. 
  2. Development—build and deploy a new model or proof of concept technology. 
  3. Internship—spend a year working alongside AI professionals to address organizational needs in a top company or startup. 

Check out the AI curriculum

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YU Ranked 68th Among Best National Universities

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YU Ranked 68th Among Best National Universities

Yeshiva University ranks 68th among National Universities and 33rd in Best Value Schools in the 2022 edition of U.S. News & World Report’s Best Colleges.

Read more about Yeshiva University's rankings in U.S. News & World Report.

Pablo Roldan

Accomplished Researcher Named Director

Read more about Dr. Pablo Roldan

Accomplished Researcher Named Director

Dr. Pablo Roldan, an assistant professor of mathematics and an accomplished researcher in mathematics, statistics and computer science, has been named director of the Katz School’s M.S. in artificial intelligence program. 

“Pablo is tasked with expanding research opportunities in artificial intelligence that complement the extraordinary work already being done by Andy Catlin, Wonjun Lee, Brandon Chiazza, James Topor and Dave Sweet, among others,” said Dr. Paul Russo, dean of the Katz School and vice provost at Yeshiva University. “We look forward to seeing more collaborations across Katz and YU, as well as with other universities and industry.” 

Dr. Roldan concentrates on the research and development of complex and real-world domains and applications. He is an expert in financial mathematics; dynamical systems, which are models describing a system’s temporal evolution; and machine learning, which is the study of computer algorithms that can improve automatically through experience and the use of data. He has received research grants from the National Science Foundation on “Dynamical and Statistical Methods Applied to Hamiltonian Systems;” CONACYT (Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Technologia), “Particle Dynamics in Spaces of Constant Curvature;” the Spanish Ministry of Science; and the European Regional Development Fund, “Invariant Objects in Astrodynamics.” 

In addition to his work in academia, he has consulted on machine learning for companies that work in medical devices, molecular design and treasury management. Dr. Roldan has been invited as a speaker to more than 20 international conferences. At Yeshiva, he teaches Discrete Structures; Excursions in Mathematics; Mathematical Statistics; Mathematics of Finance; Numerical Methods, Probability and Statistics; and Scientific Computing. He also advises multiple honors and master’s students on their thesis research. 

He holds a Ph.D. in applied mathematics and an M.S. in physics engineering from the KTH Royal Institute of Technology and a B.S. in computer science from the Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya.

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Explosive AI Growth in New York City

Read more about how AI is changing the economy

Explosive AI Growth in New York City

New York City is in a period of explosive growth in artificial intelligence and machine learning. With Silicon Valley as the AI capital on the West Coast, New York City dominates the eastern United States.  

According to research compiled by Bloomberg, for artificial intelligence and machine learning jobs, New York City is outpacing San Francisco with 11.6 percent of job postings on indeed.com compared to San Francisco’s 9.6 percent. 

New York is also home to more than 7,000 startups, hundreds of which are standouts in the field of artificial intelligence and machine learning. If you’re looking for a job in artificial intelligence, New York is the perfect spot. Read more on Indeed.com about current openings in artificial intelligence and machine learning in research and development groups, product design labs and very cool startups. 

Artificial intelligence will create $13 trillion in GDP growth by 2030 and will disrupt nearly all industries. LinkedIn reports a 56 percent increase in AI-related job openings this year with a median salary of $130,000. As a graduate of the Katz School’s master’s in Artificial Intelligence, you’ll be prepared for a variety of artificial intelligence and machine learning jobs in research and development groups, product design labs and innovative startups. You'll also be ready to apply to Ph.D. programs. 

""

Featured Course: AI Capstone–R&D Experience

Read more about the AI Capstone experience

Featured Course: AI Capstone–R&D Experience

In this culminating requirement, you’ll work alongside AI faculty to design and implement a specialized project. It’s your opportunity to explore questions that you are deeply curious about, tackle problems that matter to you most—and deliver tangible results. 

Capstone projects can take the form of research, development or an internship: 

  1. Research—conduct impactful research with guidance from senior faculty mentors and complete your thesis. 
  2. Development—build and deploy a new model or proof of concept technology. 
  3. Internship—spend a year working alongside AI professionals to address organizational needs in a top company or startup. 

Check out the AI curriculum

Yeshiva University shield

YU Ranked 68th Among Best National Universities

Read more about YU’s rankings

YU Ranked 68th Among Best National Universities

Yeshiva University ranks 68th among National Universities and 33rd in Best Value Schools in the 2022 edition of U.S. News & World Report’s Best Colleges.

Read more about Yeshiva University's rankings in U.S. News & World Report.

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