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Graduate Students

The College of Engineering and Physical Sciences (CEPS) offers graduate programs to suit a variety of academic and research pursuits. Several course-based Master programs can be completed in just one year. Our Master thesis-based programs offer opportunities to gain hands on learning in cutting edge facilities across campus. In 2021, U of G was ranked #1 for total research dollars that provides many research positions for graduate students.

CEPS is also proud to offer PhD programs across all five disciplines, Engineering, Computer Science, Math, Chemistry and Physics as well as unique interdisciplinary programs that explore Artificial Intelligence, Toxicology and Biophysics.

Why Choose Guelph?

Everything a future CEPS graduate student needs to know can be found at the Office of Graduate Studies. Outside of the academics, you are choosing a beautiful campus situated in one of Canada’s top 10 safest communities. Guelph has small town charm with a vibrant cultural and social scene. The city boasts the lowest unemployment rate in Canada and neighbours onto Canada’s Technology Triangle. Click here for more information on applying to Guelph.

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International Scholarships

More than $42.7 million in scholarships were awarded to students in 2021.

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I like that the program is one-year and provides the opportunity to work with industry partners. We spend the first two semesters in practical courses (cybersecurity, digital forensic, cyber threats, human privacy, and more), all directly related to my field and the skills I need to work in cybersecurity. We also have access to the state-of-the-art cybersecurity tools, and we analyze malwares around the world. I’ll then spend my final semester in a work placement, allowing me to apply concepts to the real-world and connect with potential employers.

Chenxingyu (Alex) Chen, Graduate Student
Master of Cybersecurity and Threat Intelligence (MCTI)

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I chose the University of Guelph because, while I’m studying computer science, I had heard the University was establishing the MCTI program and that Dr. Ali Dehghantanha would be the director. My research is about deep Learning Framework for attack detection and hunting in Industrial Control Systems. Next, I plan to get more experience working in industry and then pursue my PhD. If students are looking for a broad view of the future and thinking about opportunities for innovation, I highly recommend the University of Guelph.

Sanaz Nakhodchi, Graduate Student
Computer Science (M.Sc.)

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Graduate Student Support and Opportunities

CEPS is committed to supporting our graduate students with their academics, research, student experience and career development skills. Learn about graduate funding, CEPS research positions and university-wide resources that are available.



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