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Are you an innovator with an interest in technical entrepreneurship and advanced computer science?
The Master of Science in Applied Computing (MScAC) degree program prepares students for lifelong success as technical leaders in information technology.
The program begins with eight months of advanced courses focusing in computer science or data science, studying with Canada’s leading researchers. This is followed by an eight-month internship at an information technology company where you will apply research results to real-world problems.
The Department of Computer Science offers two concentrations within the MScAC program – the general concentration, and the Data Science concentration. The MScAC concentration in data science is offered jointly by the Department of Computer Science and the Department of Statistical Sciences. Both concentrations have the same course load.
- An appropriate undergraduate degree in Computer Science or a related discipline.
- A standing equivalent of at least B+ (77-79%) in your final year (i.e., two terms) of study (the equivalent of 5 full credits, or 10 half credits).
- English-language proficiency.
Applicants also wishing to be considered for the Data Science concentration must have:
- Completed an undergraduate degree in a related area, such as Computer Science, Mathematics, or any other discipline that includes significant exposure to statistics, computer science and mathematics, including coursework in advanced calculus, linear algebra, probability and statistics, programming languages, and computational methods.
- Prior work experience (including co-op placements or internships) is preferred, but not required.
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Next Cohort: Sep 6-Aug 25
Student Reviews (1)
I was a UofT undergrad and, later, I TA'd in the CS department as a graduate student. Hands-down, UofT is a top 20 global Computer Science Department when it comes to research -- maybe even top 10. The people you'll meet here are among the very best at...
I was a UofT undergrad and, later, I TA'd in the CS department as a graduate student. Hands-down, UofT is a top 20 global Computer Science Department when it comes to research -- maybe even top 10. The people you'll meet here are among the very best at what they do in the world.
Warning to undergraduates, though: Teaching quality is all over the place. Class sizes can be huge (many hundreds), and many professors are busy chasing research accolades. If you're in the top 5% of the class, you may be able to get your prof's attention and secure a spot in the graduate program. Otherwise, UofT can be a lonely place if you don't form your own study groups.