Dalhousie University - Faculty of Graduate Studies

Computer Science

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Program Information

School:Dalhousie University - Faculty of Graduate Studies
Faculty:Faculty of Computer Science
Field of Study:Computer Science
Description:The Faculty of Computer Science offers both Master’s and Doctoral degree programs. The Master’s program is available either with a traditional research-oriented thesis option, or with a project option and more courses designed for students interested in an advanced professional degree. Research in the Faculty has an interdisciplinary approach. There are approximately 30 full-time professors in the Faculty, and approximately 200 students registered in the Master’s and Doctoral programs.

URL:Computer Science at Dalhousie University - Faculty of Graduate Studies
Thesis Based:Yes
Length:3 Year(s)
Careers:Software EngineerVideo Game Programmers

Admission Requirements


These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.

    To be admitted, students must have completed a research (thesis) Master's degree program in Computer Science, or equivalent with a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 (B average) in the last 60 credit hours of study from a university of recognized standing. In exceptional circumstances, a student may be admitted into the MCSc (Thesis) program with the possibility of transferring to the doctoral program within the first 15 months (subject to approval of the Graduate committee and the Faculty of Graduate Studies). Students with an honours Bachelor's degree and strong promise in research may be admitted into the post-Bachelor PhD program.

    Test Scores:
    • Test of English as a Foreign Language (Paper Based) [min. 580] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 92] or Michigan English Language Assessment Battery [min. 85] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 7] or CanTEST [min. 4.5]
    Application Notes : English is the language of study at Dalhousie; therefore all applicants whose first language is not English must demonstrate their capacity to pursue a graduate-level program in English before admission. Dalhousie accepts a number of different English proficiency test scores: Internet-based TOEFL- 92; Written TOEFL - 580; Computer TOEFL - 237; MELAB - 85; IELTS - 7; CanTest - 4.5 (with no band score lower than 4.0); or CAEL 70 with no band score lower than 60. Alternatively, a prospective student may enroll in the ESL program with the Dalhousie College of Continuing Education and obtain a grade of at least A- on the final stage of that training. The language competency test may be waived if the applicant has completed a degree at a recognized university where the language of instruction is English. The claims must be verified by the Faculty of Graduate Studies. Test scores are valid for two years from the date the test was written.
    Additional Admission Requirements:
    • Letter(s) of Reference
    Applicants are required to submit two academic reference letters, either through the electronic reference system in the online application or by paper. Please visit the website for complete details.

    * We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

    Modified on September 21, 2020