Master of Cybersecurity and Threat Intelligence (MCTI) Admission Requirements

Admission to the Master of Cybersecurity and Threat Intelligence (MCTI) requires a four-year honours degree in computer science or computer engineering (or related discipline), or a four-year honours degree in another discipline with a minor in computer science or computer engineering (or related discipline). Entrants who have a four-year honours degree in another discipline and a minor (or equivalent) in computer science or engineering must have taken at least 12 courses as described in the MSc Graduate Calendar, or in the MSc Course Requirement Checklist.

Applicants must also have relevant experience or background knowledge of Data Communication and Networking and Computer Programming.

Applicants must meet the minimum admission requirements of both the University and the School of Computer Science (SoCS), including at least a 75% average during the previous two years (4 semesters) of full-time university study for an undergraduate degree. For information on international degree admission requirements, please see: International Credential Evaluation  and select country.  Admission average needs to be equivalent to a ‘B’ at the University of Guelph.

Applicants with proven skills and working experience in cybersecurity may be considered.

In addition to the Faculty of Graduate Studies Requirements, the School of Computer Science (SoCS) requires all of the documentation noted on the application page including:

  1. Academic Transcripts
  2. A current resume or CV
  3. Statement of Interest detailing what you are looking to achieve with a graduate degree and what your interests are from a course or project perspective
  4. Two Academic References
  5. A test of English proficiency is required of all applicants whose first language is not English*

    *Please note that the test may not be more than two years old. The proof of English proficiency requirement may be waived in exceptional circumstances (e.g. applicants who have studied full-time for two years in a country where English is the native language AND in a university where English is the language of instruction). SoCS Graduate Committee approval is required. If you wish to apply for a waiver, please submit a written letter requesting this along with your application. We will not be able to review requests for waivers until all documentation has been received

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