Graduate Studies at University of Waterloo

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Computer Science

Graduate Studies at University of Waterloo

Faculty:Faculty of Mathematics
Degree:Master; Co-op
Field of Study:Computer Science
Thesis Based:Yes
Cost per year:*
National: $10,000

This cost estimate represents the tuition for the first year.

Careers:Software EngineerComputer and Information Systems ManagersCybersecurity Analyst


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.


These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.
    An Honours Bachelor degree in Computer Science or Engineering (or equivalent degree) with at least a 78% standing.
    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.
    Application Notes : Application materials:
  • Résumé
  • Supplementary information form
  • Transcript(s)
    Number of references: 3. Type of references: at least 2 academics.
  • 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