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Graduate Programs

We are still accepting domestic applications for the Fall 2020 intake.

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Ryerson's Department of Computer Science offers graduate studies at the Master's and PhD levels. Both programs follow the University's approach in blending theory with practice. Students build advanced knowledge and have ample opportunity to apply their skills.

Computer science gradaute studies student working in the VR lab.

MSc Program

Our Master's degree promotes high achievement in both theoretical and practical aspects of Computer Science. Students can choose from three options:

  • Thesis-based
  • Major research paper-based 
  • Course-based

All three options equip students to meet the ongoing demand for qualified professionals with advanced Computer Science education. Each option has its own program degree requirements.

PhD Program

Our PhD program provides students advanced Computer Science education and allows them to develop a research program.  While the program allows students to explore all areas of Computer Science, it has particular focus on two fields:   

  • Intelligence and Robotics
  • Computer Communication Networks

Students are required to complete courses from each field.

Why Ryerson?

Downtown Toronto Campus


Network, collaborate, attend events in a top tech centre.

1:1 Collaboration With Faculty

Thesis students complete research under a professor's guidance.

Training in Academic Research

Conduct research with experienced professors and like-minded peers.

Learn & Apply New Techniques

Apply what you learn and solve real-world problems in Computer Science.