Applied Computing

The MScAC program is a 16-month applied research program designed to prepare you for life-long success as a technical/innovation leader, primarily in the information technology space. The program begins with eight months of advanced graduate research courses focusing in computer science or data science, studying with Canada's leading researchers. This is followed by an eight-month applied research internship at a firm where you will apply research results to real-world problems. 

Graduate faculty in the Department of Computer Science are interested in a wide range of subjects related to computing, including programming languages and methodology, software engineering, operating systems, compilers, distributed computation, networks, numerical analysis and scientific computing, financial computation, data structures, algorithm design and analysis, computational complexity, cryptography, combinatorics, graph theory, artificial intelligence, neural networks, knowledge representation, computational linguistics, computer vision, robotics, database systems, graphics, animation, interactive computing, and human-computer interaction.   ​

Degree Offered

​​Applied Computing - MScAC​


​​​​​Quick Facts

​​ ​​​​1. All applicants must meet the School of Graduate Studies English Language Proficiency requirements​.
2. For more information on admission requirements, ple​ase review the program'​s SGS Calendar entry: ​​​

​​​​​​​Research Stream Program Funding Information​

Base Funding Amount -

Graduate units determine a base funding amount for doctoral research stream programs and the number of years that the student will be eligible. In addition to the Base Funding, all eligible students will receive the cost of academic tuition and fees. More information about Base Funding can be found at .​

Actual Income -

Students often have the opportunity to earn additional income through research stipends, internal and external fellowships, RA employment income and TA-ships. Therefore, the average actual income of students in a program is typically higher than the Base Funding amount in that program. More information about Actual Incomes can be found at .



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Quick Facts

Domestic Students International Students
1. Application deadlines MScAC-12-Feb-2016
2.Required tests in addition to English Language Proficiency. See below or visit MScAC-n/a
MScAC-GRE Verbal: 80 %ile Quantitative: 95 %ile
3. Minimum GPA MScAC-B+ final year of Bachelors
MScAC-B+ final year of Bachelors
4. Tuition fee -Please visit and refer to Domestic Fees.
-Please visit and refer to International Fees.
5. Direct entry option from bachelor's to PhD MScAC-n/a
6. Is a supervisor identified before or after admission? MScAC-Before
7. If a supervisor is identified after admission (as per question above), is admission conditional upon securing a supervisor? MScAC-n/a
8. Is a supervisor assigned by the graduate unit or secured by the applicant? MScAC-Grad Unit
MScAC-Grad Unit
9. Program length (full-time only) MScAC-4 sessions
MScAC-4 sessions
​​1. All applicants must meet the School of Graduate Studies English Language Proficiency requirements​. 
2. For more information on admission requirements, please review the program’s SGS Calendar entry: