Western University - School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies

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Computer Science (M.Sc.)

Western University - School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies

Faculty:Faculty of Science
Field of Study:Computer Science
Thesis Based:Yes
Course Based:Yes
Length:2 Year(s)
Careers:Software EngineerComputer and Information Systems ManagersCybersecurity Analyst


The Department of Computer Science offers a four-term graduate program leading to a Master of Science degree in Computer Science. This program provides a high quality, leading-edge education on Computer Science that produces highly capable and sought after professionals able to excel in today’s ever changing technological world.

This program is very flexible, allowing the students the opportunity to select courses on their chosen area of specialization. Thesis and project based MSc students have the opportunity of conducting state of the art research with internationally renowned researchers. Course work based MSc students get a solid background in core and applied areas of Computer Science, giving them the edge they need to compete in any marketplace.


These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.
    Admission to a CS Master's program will normally require a four-year Honour's degree (or equivalent) in Computer Science from a reputable university, college or institute with an average of at least 70% (or the equivalent grade point average) as determined by the Department. However, meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee admission.

    Since we receive so many applicants who meet our minimum requirements, each year we must turn away many well-qualified students. For the most part, it is unrealistic to expect that you will be admitted with an average less than 78% (based on the grades of the last two academic years). Please note that in the past few years, most of the accepted MSc students have had over 82% average and most of the accepted PhD students have had over 85% average.

    If you do not hold a four-year Honor's degree in Computer Science, to be eligible to apply for admission into the MSc program you must have the equivalent of the following:
    ▪ A 4-year Honor's-level Bachelor's degree with very high standing from a reputable university, college, or institute. As admission to our graduate program is highly competitive, only very strong students interested in pursuing interdisciplinary research will be considered.
    ▪ Computer Science 2212 (Introduction to Software Engineering), Computer Science 3340 (Analysis of Algorithms I), plus two additional Computer Science courses at the third-year or fourth-year level.
    Application Notes : See requirements at http://www.csd.uwo.ca/prospective_students/graduate_students/admission_requirements.html

    * 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 November 11, 2022