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 and review related supervisor research areas prior to applying to our thesis-based MSc and PhD programs. This will greatly enhance your chances of being accepted into our research-based programs, as having an established supervisor is mandatory for admission.

How to Apply

Please apply online at Applying to Guelph.

Application Deadlines

MSc and PhD

Available spaces in the MSc and PhD programs 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 for domestic and international* applicants are as follows:

  • Fall: Closed
  • Winter: October 1
  • Summer: February 1

Master of Cybersecurity and Threat Intelligence (MCTI)

Applications for Fall 2021 are now CLOSED. Applications for Fall 2022 will open soon! The application deadline is June 1, 2022 for Domestic and May 1, 2022 for International* applicants.

*We encourage International applicants to apply a minimum of 6-9 months in advance of this deadline in order 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.