University of Calgary - Faculty of Graduate Studies

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Computer Science (MSc)

University of Calgary - Faculty of Graduate Studies

Faculty:Graduate Studies
Field of Study:Computer Science
Thesis Based:Yes
Length:2 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $3,533
Careers:Software EngineerComputer and Information Systems ManagersCybersecurity Analyst


​The Computer Science program provides the bedrock for exciting careers at the forefront of innovation in private industry or entrepreneurship. It helps students build skills and novel ideas for designing and implementing software, as well as developing effective algorithms to solve computing problems and plan and manage organizational technology infrastructures. Cutting-edge companies such as Google, Apple, Amazon, Facebook, Autodesk, and Microsoft frequently hire graduates. Alumni are also actively engaged in entrepreneurship, innovation, and creating start-ups.


Test Scores:
  • Pearson Test of English (Academic) [min. 580] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 97] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 7.0] or Canadian Academic English Language Assessment [min. 83]
  • Graduate Record Examination
Application Notes : 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.
Additional Admission Requirements:
  • Letter(s) of Reference
Applicants are required to have a four year degree in computer science or another field with 3rd or 4th year courses in the following areas: Theory of Computation; Software Engineering; Systems (OS, Compilers, Distributed Systems, Networking); Application (AI, Graphics, Databases, etc.). Applicants must also have 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 demonstrated research excellence.

* 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 June 26, 2022