Guide Before You Apply

 

Before You Apply to MSc Program

  1. The Jodrey School of Computer Science only offers a research-based thesis program. Currently, no course-based master’s degree is available.
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  3. Make sure you have a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or equivalent (i.e., BSc in Computer Engineering).
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  5. Applicants must have completed all courses listed in Table 1 with a B- (70%) or better. Students missing a maximum of two courses from Table 1, may be considered if a faculty member reflected interest to supervise you. For more details on the description of these courses, please refer to Acadia University Calendar at https://registrar.acadiau.ca/AcademicCalendars.html
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  7. An applicant can contact the graduate chair for further information, or a faculty member directly if they require specific information based on their research interest.
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Title

Course

Computer Science Courses

Data Structures & Algorithms

COMP 2113

Data Communication & Computer Networks

COMP 3343

Analysis of Algorithms

COMP 3403

Artificial Intelligence I

COMP 3613

Operating Systems

COMP 3713

Data Base Management Systems

COMP 3753

Math Courses

Introductory Calculus I

Math 1013

Discrete Mathematics

Math 1413

Statistics for Life Sciences 1

Math 2233

Table 1: A List of Required Courses.

 

After submitting your application form and all supporting documents (including official transcripts):

  • The application package will be reviewed by the graduate chair;
  • The application will be distributed to all faculty members in the school for their review;
  • Faculty interested in supervising a student of a particular application will reflect an interest;
  • An applicant may be requested for a technical online interview with the potential supervisor;
  • The decision of accepting or declining an application is solely the decision of the School of Computer Science. Decisions will be sent to the Graduate Studies Officer of Acadia University for release to the applicant through the Applicant Status Portal.

 

Funding

The sources of funding are very limited. As such, students are responsible for having funding for their education and expenses in place prior to coming to Acadia University campus. Acadia University offers a limited number of Acadia Graduate Scholarships/Acadia Graduate Teaching Assistantships. For more information on these scholarships, please contact Research and Grad Studies at: gradadmissions@acadiau.ca

  

Finding a Supervisor

Applicants to our program do not need to find a supervisor before beginning the application process, as it is not required. However, if you are interested to work with a specific professor, feel free to contact your desired supervisor.

 

Important Note: We are a small school with a limited number of available supervisors and spots available for graduate students. The School of Computer Science reviews completed application packages on a rolling basis, many of which are completed prior to the deadline dates published. Once we reach our program capacity, your application may be withdrawn, and you could be encouraged to reapply for the next available session.