Applying

The application process for the graduate programs takes several months. The minimum entry requirements for each program are detailed in the graduate handbook (policies and forms), and the University Calendar. The Faculty of Graduate study maintains an international degree equivalency and grade-point conversions page. Students who do not meet the minimum requirements can consider the pre MSc program (Programs Page) as a stepping stone. Inquiries can be sent to Lynne Hermiston.

Before applying to a thesis program you require personal acceptance by a faculty member as your advisor. Please consult the research page for active research groups, and directly email potential supervisors. Applications without an endorsement from a faculty member will not be considered. You MUST have a confirmed supervisor before you can be considered for admission to a thesis.

Applications to our programs is competitive. Meeting the minimum requirements (detailed in the graduate handbook, policies and forms) does not guarantee admission.  The final decision for admission and course equivalence rests with the Department of Computer Science.

Application Deadlines

Completed applications with all supporting documents must be received by the Computer Science Department by the deadlines listed below; deadlines for scholarships are often much sooner (see the Funding and Tuition page).

Application Deadline to be Considered for Awards: December 15

All other application deadlines:

Start Date International Students Canadian Students 
September February 1 June 1
January May 1 October 1