Graduate Studies at University of Waterloo

Computer Science

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Program Information

School:Graduate Studies at University of Waterloo
Faculty:Faculty of Mathematics
Field of Study:Computer Science
Description:The Cheriton School of Computer Science is named for David R. Cheriton, who earned his PhD in Computer Science in 1978, and made a transformational gift to the School in 2005. It has become the largest academic concentration of Computer Science researchers in Canada. Discover our latest achievements by following our news and events.
URL:Computer Science at Graduate Studies at University of Waterloo
Thesis Based:Yes
Careers:Software EngineerVideo Game Programmers

Admission Requirements

Prerequisites:*These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.
  • A Master's degree in Computer Science with a 78% average.
  • The Graduate Record Examination (GRE) General test is required of all applicants to the School of Computer Science, who have not completed a 4 year undergraduate degree at a North American
  • University where English is the primary language of instruction.
  • Student with an undergraduate degree in Computer Science may apply for admission directly to the PhD program. Successful applicants will have an outstanding academic record, breadth of knowledge in computer science, and strong letters of recommendation.
  • PhD applicants may be admitted into the Master of Mathematics (MMath) program. Like all MMath students, they will have the option to transfer into the PhD program before completing the master's thesis if their performance warrants.
  • Application Notes : Application materials:
  • Résumé
  • Supplementary information form
  • Transcript(s)
    <>Number of references: 3. Type of references: at least 2 academic.
  • English language proficiency (ELP) (if applicable)
  • * 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 30, 2022