Master of Cybersecurity and Threat Intelligence (MCTI) Admission Requirements

Applicants must meet the following minimum admission requirements of both the University and the School of Computer Science (SoCS):

  1. Four-year honors degree in computer science: Admission to the MCTI program 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 must have taken a minimum of 10 computer science-related courses. Applicants with an honours degree in an unrelated discipline who possess proven skills and working experience in cybersecurity may be considered.
  2. Relevant experience: Applicants must also have relevant experience or background knowledge of Data Communication and Networking and Computer Programming.
  3. A minimum 'B' average: Applicants are required to have a minimum average of 75% (B) during the previous two years of full-time study for an accredited undergraduate university degree. For information on international degree admission requirements, please see: International Credential Evaluation and select country.  Admission average is calculated using the last 2 years of university-level study.
  4. English proficiency test: An English proficiency test will be required for any applicant whose first language is not English. English Waivers will NOT be accepted.*
  5. As the MCTI is a course-based program, a supervisor is NOT required for admission.

    Availability is required to attend in-person classes during business hours, after-hours, weekends and off-campus. Use of personal laptop is also required, as per the MCTI Program Laptop Specifications.

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; professional references are also accepted if you no longer have access to current academic referees, and must be provided from a referee in a supervisory position (references from colleagues will not be accepted)
  5. A test of English proficiency is required of all applicants whose first language is not English*

    *Please note: The English test may not be more than two years old at the time of admission. The proof of English proficiency requirement may be waived ONLY in exceptional circumstances. That is, applicants may be eligible for an English Waiver who have conferred a degree in an accredited university where English is the language of instruction AND in a country where English is the native language (e.g. Canada, UK, USA, Australia, etc.). Other English Waivers will NOT be accepted.
  6. The GRE is NOT a requirement for admission

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.