Online Master of Research (MRes) in Artificial Intelligence

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Earn an online Master of Research in Artificial Intelligence and gain the knowledge, skills, and critical thinking abilities to lead in this exciting and ever-evolving field.

As Artificial Intelligence (AI) permeates every aspect of business and modern life, professionals with a comprehensive understanding of its complex technology and implications are increasingly invaluable in any industry.

The MRes in Artificial Intelligence is a research-intensive program designed for working professionals with AI-related backgrounds to develop the specialized knowledge and skills required to lead, manage, and innovate in AI, robotics, computer science, hardware and software engineering, and machine learning.

As an MRes student, you’ll conduct original research in an area of interest under the guidance of a dedicated thesis chair and graduate with published work contributing to the field of AI.

What you’ll gain with an MRes in AI:

  • In-depth understanding of advanced AI concepts and theories
  • Exposure to the academic publishing process and practical research experience
  • Specialized AI expertise in your area of interest, such as robotics, autonomous systems, or AI ethics
  • Practical experience applying theoretical knowledge to real-world AI challenges
  • Insight into ethical considerations and complex societal issues 
  • Technical skills to create and implement innovative AI solutions
  • In-demand job skills, such as critical thinking, problem-solving, and project management
  • Enhanced career prospects with roles in academia, research institutions, industry R&D, and AI-related jobs across sectors 
  • A mindset for continuous learning in the dynamic field of AI 
  • The opportunity to contribute original knowledge to an evolving field

Whether you're an aspiring AI specialist, a professional looking to upskill, or a visionary eager to drive AI's ethical and societal development through research, an MRes in AI offers a platform to achieve your career goals and make a meaningful impact in the AI-driven world.

An MRes in AI prepares you to lead in these roles:

  • AI Engineer
  • AI Ethics Consultant
  • AI Consultant
  • AI Researcher
  • AI Scientist
  • AI Software Engineer
  • Ads Privacy Specialist
  • Chief–Artificial Intelligence Solutions
  • Deep Learning Specialist
  • Data Scientist
  • Machine Learning Engineer
  • Machine Vision Engineer
  • Manager–AI Projects
  • Generative (GenAI) Specialist
  • R&D Engineer
  • Research Scientist
  • Security Operations Center Shift Lead
  • Senior Director–Artificial Intelligence
  • Software Developer
  • Special Solutions Architect
  • Specialist –Autonomous Systems and Robotics Expert
  • Systems Engineer
  • Technology Innovator
  • Vice President–Research
  • University Faculty Member

Graduates apply their expertise across tech- and non-tech industries as specialists, technical executives, and other senior-level professionals for commercial companies, as well as local, state, and federal governments. They also build upon their AI research experience through working in academia, at top research institutions, and enrolling in PhD programs. 

Characteristics of an MRes

The MRes is a research-intensive degree designed for professionals seeking to enhance their expertise in a specific field with practical research experience to gain an edge in the job market, or before starting a PhD program. 

Students pursue an MRES degree to: 

  • Gain practical research experience 
  • Enhance their expertise in a specific area
  • Advance their careers by learning in-demand skills
  • Contribute original research to evolving fields of knowledge
  • Prepare for doctorate programs

The Master of Research in Artificial Intelligence (AI) program offers a deep dive into AI technologies, such as machine learning, deep learning, neural networks, and natural language processing, for experienced professionals with AI-related undergraduate degrees.The program’s flexibility allows you to balance your studies and your career and structure your research around your specific interests and needs. By the program’s end, you will have produced, presented, and defended your master's dissertation, with the opportunity to contribute original knowledge to the field of AI. 

Why Capitol?

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Expert guidance in master’s research

Our industry-expert faculty provide advanced expertise in interdisciplinary methodology and the latest technology to guide you through your master's research. Your thesis Chair will help you with whatever you need to complete your research and contribute to an evolving field.

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Our location is a tech magnet

The Washington D.C./Baltimore, Maryland region is home to one of the largest concentrations of high-tech companies, from government agencies to defense contractors and other commercial enterprises. Many Capitol Tech faculty currently work in these tech-savvy organizations.

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Program is 100% online

Our MRes in Artificial Intelligence is offered 100% online, with no on-campus classes or residencies required, allowing you the flexibility needed to balance your studies and career. 

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Finding a cost-effective, flexible program that fits into your busy schedule can be difficult. Capitol Technology University offers an online course modality and several financial aid options to ensure success during your educational journey. In fact, our university was ranked #6 as one of the most affordable Master's in AI programs in 2023 by

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Market Demand for Artificial Intelligence Expertise

According to a report by PwC, AI could contribute up to $15.7 trillion to the global economy by 2030. The AI industry is burgeoning at a breathtaking pace, disrupting virtually every sector from healthcare, finance, and transportation, to entertainment, education, and beyond. 

Goldman Sachs Economic Research forecasts that by 2025, AI investment will be close to $100 billion in the U.S. and $200 billion globally.

From 2020 to 2022, the total yearly corporate global investment in AI startups increased by $5 Billion, nearly double its previous investments, with much of it coming from private capital from U.S. companies. AI startup funding worldwide totaled $12.9 billion in Q2 2022.

In May, the U.S. government announced $140 million in funding from the National Science Foundation to launch seven National AI Research Institutes. 

As organizations worldwide race to implement AI, AI talent shortages are bogging them down in hiring for AI roles. MRes in AI graduates will contribute significantly to the rapidly growing artificial intelligence field through the creation of new knowledge and ideas and will be prepared for in-demand roles such as a trusted subject matter expert, researcher, technician, manager, or teacher. 



Tuition & Fees

Tuition rates are subject to change.

The following rates are in effect for the 2024-2025 academic year, beginning in Fall 2024 and continuing through Summer 2025:

  • The per credit charge for all other masters courses is $630 per credit hour.
  • The active duty military tuition rate is $350 per credit.
  • The retired military tuition rate is $530 per credit.
  • The information technology fee is $40 per credit hour.
  • High School and Community College full-time faculty and full-time staff receive a 20% discount on tuition for master programs.

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