Graduate Admissions

Admission requirements for the School of Computer Science programs can be found below.

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

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.

Tips for Finding a Supervisor
 

How to Apply

Please apply online at Applying to Guelph.


Application Deadlines


Available spaces in our programs fill quickly, so it is in your best interest to submit your application and all required supporting documentation early.

MSc and PhD

Our application deadline dates for each semester of enrollment for domestic and international* applicants are as follows:

  • Spring 2023: February 1, 2023
  • Fall 2023: June 1, 2023
  • Winter 2024: October 1, 2023

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

Master of Cybersecurity and Threat Intelligence (MCTI)

Full-time and part-time admission to the MCTI program is available in the Fall and Winter semesters only. Our application deadline dates for each semester are as follows:*.

Applications for Fall 2023 and Winter 2024 Open!

Fall 2023:

  • International students: April 1, 2023
  • Domestic students: July 1, 2023

Winter 2024:

  • International students: August 1, 2023
  • Domestic students: October 1, 2023

*We encourage International applicants to apply a minimum of 6-9 months in advance of this deadline to ensure study permits can be processed in time for admission. Please see the Office of Graduate & Postdoctoral Studies (OGPS) Recommendations for International Applicants for suggested application timeline.

Please ensure you have all required application documentation submitted by the specified deadline, or your application will be considered incomplete.


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.