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Admissions Requirements

For admission into the PhD or MSc program, applicants must fulfill normal university admissions procedures and the following program-specific requirements.

MSc Admissions Requirements

  • Must have achieved at least a 3.00 / 4.33 (B) average, or equivalent, in the last two years of study from a four-year undergraduate program in Computer Science or a similar program in a related field.
  • Provide two letters of recommendation from former postsecondary instructors.
  • Provide a statement of intent. Your statement should also explain your reasons for studying Computer Science, how your previous studies and experience have prepared you for the MSc program, and your career objectives.

    If you are applying to the thesis option, your statement should be approximately 500 words long and must include, in the first three lines:
    • the names of any potential Supervisors or faculty members in the program with whom you might like to work;
    • your proposed areas of research;
    • any sources of funding that you hold or have applied for to support your graduate studies (scholarships, fellowships, grants, awards, self-funding, etc.).

 

To review a listing of all required documents, please refer to the Document Checklist found on the Graduate Admissions website.

 

PhD Program-Specific Requirements

  • Must have achieved at least a 3.33 / 4.33 (B+) average, or equivalent, in a research-based Master’s program in Computer Science or a closely related discipline at a recognized university*.
  • Provide three letters of reference, at least two of which must be from former professors.
  • Provide a statement of intent. Your statement should be approximately 500 words long and must include, in the first three lines: 
    • the names of any potential Supervisors or faculty members in the program with whom you might like to work;
    • your proposed areas of research;
    • any sources of funding that you hold or have applied for to support your graduate studies (scholarships, fellowships, grants, awards, self-funding, etc.).    

Your statement should also explain your reasons for studying Computer Science, how your previous studies and experience have prepared you for the PhD program, and your career objectives.

 

To review a listing of all required documents, please refer to the Document Checklist found on the Graduate Admissions website


*
Exceptional candidates with demonstrated exceptional research capabilities may also apply to this program after completing the second term of an applicable Master’s program. Such application, if accepted, will require approval from the Program Director at his or her sole discretion.

 

For further information on deadline dates, English language proficiency and the online application, please visit or contact the Graduate Admissions office.