Collaborative Specialization in One Health (MSc & PhD)

 

Applicants can apply for a Collaborative Specialization in One Health (CSOH) while pursuing a thesis-based MSc degree in Computer Science, or a PhD degree in Computational Sciences. The CSOH complements the traditional thesis-based School of Computer Science programs with a foundation of courses and seminars focused on the One Health concept and approach.

Students enrolled in the CSOH will be prepared to tackle complex human, animal and/or environmental health challenges, while conducting multidisciplinary research guided by a faculty supervisor. Graduates of the CSOH will posses a deeper understanding of the complex health challenges impacting today's world, while applying this knowledge to inform policy, mobilize knowledge and/or solve real-world issues.

We strongly encourage all applicants to get in touch with prospective Graduate Faculty Supervisors prior to applying to our thesis-based MSc and PhD programs, as finding a SoCS supervisor is mandatory for admission. You can review SoCS Faculty Areas of Research to assist you in finding a suitable SoCS graduate faculty supervisor.

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MSc in Computer Science

Similar to the traditional MSc in computer science, the collaborative specialization in One Health is a full-time, two-year program (6 semesters). During the program, students will complete five courses, including the required Technical and Communication Research Methodology course (CIS*6890), Master's Seminar in One Health Course (ONEH*6100) and the One Health Approaches to Research Course (ONEH*6000)). Students will also give a public seminar, conduct research and complete and successfully defend a thesis.

PhD in Computational Sciences

Similar to the interdisciplinary PhD in Computational Sciences, the collaborative specialization in One Health is a full­time, three-­year program (9 semesters, or 36 months). During the program, students will complete the required Technical and Communication Research Methodology course (CIS*6890), the Doctoral Seminar in One Health Course (ONEH*6200) and the One Health Approaches to Research Course (ONEH*6000) (and any additional graded courses or modules assigned by their Advisory Committee). Students will also give two public seminars, pass a qualifying exam, conduct research and successfully defend a written dissertation at the final oral examination.

PhD in Computer Science

Similar to the PhD in Computer Science, the collaborative specialization in One Health is a full­time, four-­year program (12 semesters, or 48 months). During the program, students will complete the required Technical and Communication Research Methodology course (CIS*6890), 2 additional graduate courses, the Doctoral Seminar in One Health Course (ONEH*6200) and the One Health Approaches to Research Course (ONEH*6000). Students will also give two public seminars, pass a qualifying exam, conduct research and successfully defend a written dissertation at the final oral examination.

How to Apply

Please apply online at Applying to Guelph. We will process applications after we receive proof of payment of the application fee and all required documentation.

Application Deadlines

Available spaces in the MSc program fill quickly, so it is in your best interest to submit your application and all required supporting documentation early. Our application deadline dates for each semester of enrollment are as follows:*

  • Winter 2023: October 1, 2022
  • Spring 2023: February 1, 2023
  • Fall 2023: June 1, 2023

*The application deadlines are for both Domestic and International applicants. We encourage International applicants to apply a minimum of nine months in advance of these deadlines to ensure study permits can be processed in time for admission. Please see the Office of Graduate & Postdoctoral Studies Recommendations for International Applicants for suggested application timeline.

Please note: Application processing times may vary and take approximately two to three months for decision.

Admissions

For more information, please visit Graduate Admissions.

Fees & Funding

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Please note, we will not be able to pre-evaluate any documents, and must receive all the required documentation before your application can be evaluated. If you need further assistance, please contact our Graduate Program Assistant.

For more information and requirements, please visit the Program Graduate Calendar, or download our Program Brochure.