Carleton University - Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research

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Computer Science (MCS)

Carleton University - Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research

Faculty:School of Computer Science
Degree:Master; Co-op
Field of Study:Computer Science
Length:2 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
Provincial: $7,345
National: $7,705
Careers:Software EngineerComputer and Information Systems ManagersCybersecurity Analyst


The Master of Computer Science (MCS) degree is a joint program offered by the School of Computer Science (SCS) at Carleton University and the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Ottawa under the auspices of the Ottawa-Carleton Institute for Computer Science (OCICS). We offer graduate students an opportunity to augment their knowledge and expertise by combining course work and through research in a wide range of areas, e.g., algorithms, computer security, distributed and parallel computing, computer gaming, computer graphics, bioinformatics, robotics and GIS.

Graduate students in the MCS program can select from over 50 courses that are offered by the OCICS either at the School of Computer Science or at the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. Typically graduate students will engage in a one year in-depth research, in which the student specializes in their area of interest. Students enrolled in our co-op program can apply to work at a local high tech company for work up to eight months.


Test Scores:
  • Canadian Academic English Language Assessment [min. 70] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 86] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Paper Based) [min. 580] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.5]
Additional Admission Requirements:
    Students in the co-op option normally apply for admission to the co-operative option during their first academic term. This option requires an initial study period of two academic terms, typically followed by two work terms and a final academic period to complete the remaining requirements of the degree. The student must submit a work term report upon the completion of each work placement, and receive a grade of Satisfactory in order to meet the requirements for the successful completion of that work term's requirement.

    * 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 01, 2022