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Cutting-edge companies such as Google and Apple have sought out graduates of the Computer Science program, which aims to give students the skills they need for careers ranging from private industry to academic positions at advanced research centres and universities. It helps students build skills and novel ideas for designing and implementing software, as well as find new ways to use computers, develop effective algorithms to solve computing problems, and plan and manage organizational technology infrastructure. As a program that usually takes about four years for an MSc graduate to complete, the degree requires course work, a single-authored scientific paper, and an oral candidacy exam, as well as submission and successful defense of a thesis.
Technology sector, business start-ups, computer science research, academia, IT, software development.
A PhD in computer science is usually considered a final degree.
A minimum of 3.3 GPA on a 4.0 point system, over the past two years of full-time study (a minimum of 10 full-course equivalents or 60 units) of the undergraduate degree. Post-degree CS courses may be considered when calculating GPA.
Exceptions to GPA requirement may be considered for those with either:
A thesis-based MSc., or equivalent from a recognized institution.
Two reference letters from within the 12-month period prior to application.
Optional: Special consideration will be given to those with GRE scores of at least 600 verbal, 750 quantitative, and 720 analytical (5.5 in the new format). Applicants from outside Canada are expected to apply with GRE scores.
Students are required to have completed 3rd or 4th year undergraduate courses in each of the following areas:
An applicant whose primary language is not English may fulfill the English language proficiency requirement in one of the following ways:
WINTER 2023 (For admission on January 1)
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